My Interview on Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

David Friedlander
2 min readJul 26, 2022

I wanted to share an interview I did with Ethan Wallman of the Tiny House Lifestyle podcast in May. I’ve given a few interviews in the last decade, but this one, to my mind, is my most coherent.

The coherence, methinks, is a function of my honesty. For much of my career, I’ve been concerned about not making the public despair about the state of housing markets or the environment. I’ve presented Dwell-magazine-friendly design and lifestyle solutions that made global crises seem manageable. I’ve kept doors open, hoping some investor, developer, or policymaker would take direction rather than treading the same rapacious path of unchecked growth. I don’t do that anymore. In the interview, I speak on the near-impossibility of living a sustainable lifestyle under the current regulatory and economic conditions. And while I may not be able to single-handedly change those conditions, I will not be quiet until something changes. Humanity can do so much better, and do it now. And as always, I’m around to show how, alchemizing big data, design best practices, common sense, and basic human decency to start building a new, bullshit-and-exploitation-free reality. I know that survival, and even thriving, are available to those willing to approach their lives and the world in new ways.

I embedded the Spotify link above, but visit the Ethan’s Tiny House website for Apple podcasts, an interview transcript, and links. Enjoy!

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David Friedlander

Pondering the future, today. Housing, health, and lots of other stuff.