When looking for a home, there is always a list of desirable characteristics one may want, such as wood floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances… and or a living space less than 500 square feet?! Tiny homes are making a name for themselves in a big way. In a time where the average home has grown to be upwards of 2500[1] square feet, why are tiny houses becoming increasingly popular?!

  • Financial Freedom: The typical working class family spends approximately 21 percent of their earnings on living expenses[2]; Rent, mortgage and property taxes. Tiny houses cost less to build and less to maintain, This allows for more financial freedom to invest, travel, or simply save because less money is being spent on a mortgage for less time!
  • Environmentally Conscious: Bigger homes equate to more of a financial investment and more energy consumption. When living in a tiny home, it is just basic math, less space, less energy used and less building resources used as well. Because the home is smaller, it takes less materials to build, as well as it taking less energy to heat and cool down the house!
  • Portability: Tiny houses give the modern family the ability to lay portable roots! For those who love adventure and all the comforts of home, tiny houses have made it possible to hit the road, with your home in tow!

Tiny Homes are not for everyone, but the “Tiny House Movement” has made it possible for people to free themselves financially, all while feeding their sense for adventure and being environmentally conscious! If any of those things sound appealing to you, then tiny house living may be for you!!

[1] Mark J. Perry, “New US homes today are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973 and living space per person has nearly doubled,” AEI, June 5, 2016, , accessed April 8, 2017, https://www.aei.org/publication/new-us-homes-today-are-1000-square-feet-larger-than-in-1973-and-living-space-per-person-has-nearly-doubled/.

[2] Brian Stoffel, “Here’s How Much the Average American Family Spends on Housing Per Month, by Income Level,” The Motley Fool, January 01, 1970, , accessed April 08, 2017, https://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2016/02/15/heres-how-much-the-average-american-family-spend-2.aspx.

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