The tiny house movement often seems more like it’s made for Pinterest boards than for actual practical use, but this recent video by The Atlantic, “The American Dream is Alive — and it’s Really, Really Tiny,” changes all that.

It focuses on the 128-square-foot house of Tammy Strobel and Logan Smith in Portland, Oregon, and how they’ve used it to improve their lives. They talk about how they used to be $30,000 in debt, and eventually decided that, in order to save time, space, and money, in order to simplify their lives, and in order to live more sustainably, they built a tiny house.

And it is small. The weird thing is, though, that while we watch them discussing the house, we can see that they appear to have a lot of room to spread out and move about. It just doesn’t look cramped. It’s a minimalist take on life, and one that cuts back on excessive materialism. I have to say that after watching this video, if I had any building skill at all, I’d consider this take on modern American living.

Could you see yourself living in a tiny house?