WOW! I love this thread, can't believe i missed it till now.
I will say, in defense of Tiny-home folks, that is kinda where I started my journey. I became embarrassed at the wasted space I was living in after my divorce(it was only 2,000 sq ft.). Don't get me wrong, I LOVED my full basement and miss it dearly, but the rest of the house was a waste of space, heating and cooling.
When I discovered folks LIVING in buses, I thought - I CAN DO THAT!!
Here I am 8 months later, wondering why I did not start sooner.
I am still fascinated by alternative living - mainly cob houses, earthships, and tree houses. I don't really understand the $80k boxes - what is the point?