April 4th, 2016 •
Many of you may have taken notice of the tiny house movement. People are joining in for a variety of reasons including environmental and financial concerns along with the opportunity for more freedom. This is where you're probably shaking your head thinking, "I don't know how someone could live in something like that." We're here to tell you that it's actually not far-fetched as it may sound. Turns out, there's a number of benefits to living humbly and below, we'll dig into all the details.
What constitutes a tiny house?
A typical American home is around 2,600 square feet. A tiny home is somewhere between 100 and 400 square feet. These homes come in all shapes and sizes, are geared towards one thing: simplistic living. Think smaller space, higher efficiency.
Why the downsize?
With the economic shakeup of 2007, this movement attracted owners from all walks of life. While only 1% of buyers acquire these buildings for dwelling, many are using them as on-property housing for relatives, as a guest house, or even as a home office. For most Americans, 1/3 to 1/2 of their income is dedicated to their housing. Looking down the road, they'll spend 15 years of working just to pay for it which 76% of Americans are already living paycheck to paycheck.
What are the perks to modest living?
Not only are tiny homes less expensive upfront, but think about terms of taxing and bills. You'll save hundreds to thousands on heating, maintenance, and repair costs. They also encourage a less cluttered lifestyle, which in turn minimizes one’s ecological footprint. Another great part about tiny homes is that they emphasize design over size. Many of these properties encourage dual purpose features and furniture, incorporating space-saving appliances. Also, it challenges owners to think vertical when it comes to storage.
Where do I find a tiny house?
Though we may not sale a completed tiny home that's move-in ready, we do offer a variety of building styles from which you can choose as your starting basis. We have the ability to truly customize your building with free paint and metal roof upgrades along with insulation and electric options. After all, just because you're living small doesn't mean you have to rough it. To begin creating your dream tiny home, check out our product catalog here. For more details, give us a call at 888-226-8075.