Perry Gruber is a man of many hats including entrepreneur, speaker, and social engineer. He is the founder of Copiosis, which is a new economic system for a post-capitalist world. In addition to this he is the co-founder of The Tiny House Podcast which is the most popular tiny house podcast in the world.
Perry Gruber grew up in California and has always felt deeply connected to the natural world. After his parents’ divorce and subsequent uprooting to the east coast, Perry grew up dealing with economic hardship. At this point Perry decided it was most important to focus on gaining a better socioeconomic status. As he reached the peak of his career, Perry knew something was missing and decided to lead a more sustainable life.
Perry has since started building his own tiny house and is an avid tiny house enthusiast. In this episode we discuss the tiny house movement and much more including pros, cons, and how Perry got started on his journey.
0:03 Opening Quote
0:38 Perry Gruber Introduction
1:36 Role of Nature & Sustainability in upbringing
6:12 Sustainability as a luxury
10:33 Tiny House Podcast
13:20 Changing of Consumer Lifestyle
20:10 Coming Full Circle
20:55 Sustainability with Partners & Personal Space
24:49 Building a Tiny house
28:45 Sizing down to a tiny house
29:57 House as an investment
30:45 The Tiny House Community
31:58 Most Important Considerations for a Tiny House
34:02 What if everyone lives in a tiny house?
38:28 Copiosis, the post capitalism society
40:26 Sustainable Lifestyle Challenge
41:16 Seven Sustainable Questions
“A lot of people are going to want to stay in the urban centers and if your going to want to stay in urban centers you’re going to have to learn to live in a smaller space.”
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