Lone Free: It Takes (Just One) Villager

Local blogger Melanie tries to put some perspective on her cluttered, cramped living situation.

We are four people (my husband, son, me, my twin sister) living in 1296 square feet. For four, that’s a small space, relatively speaking. Unless one uses the Third World Hut Standard.

Ever have the Third World Hut Standard wielded against you by an earnest friend? It confers an exhilarating breath of Sweet Perspective — for approximately four-and-a-half seconds. After that, it’s as obnoxious as dog poop wedged in your espadrille fibers.

“Don’t complain about having closets the size of foxholes. If you lived in a Third World Hut, you wouldn’t have any closets at all.”


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