Surfwise: Really, Really Small Space Living

Surfwise: Really, Really Small Space Living

Sarah Coffey
Jun 23, 2008

A 24-foot camper is already on the small side for a living space, but when you add 2 parents and 9 kids it seems impossibly tiny. Even so, Dorian Paskowitz and his family lived this way throughout the 60s and 70s, eating 7-grain cereal and surfing North America's best beaches. We caught "Surfwise" over the weekend, the new documentary about the Paskowitz family's life on the road and on the waves...

The film is an intriguing peek into the consequences and rewards of choosing a lifestyle that's not considered normal. The many problems the family (and especially the children) faced are explored in detail, as are the reasons why someone would choose to live this way.

We didn't leave the theater with the desire to start a huge family in an RV, but we did leave with an appreciation for conscious decision-making regarding the way we eat, live, and spend money.

The Paskowitz family's story provides a complex and insightful look at the positive and negative things that can happen when you veer off the path that most people take. For more information and previews of the movie, click here.

Top Photo: The Family Camper

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