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Are You Thinking About The Tiny House Movement

Are You Thinking About The Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Movement

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The Tiny House Movement is really a social movement; people are searching for a way to downsize, especially their living space. The typical American home is around 2600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100 to 400 square feet. Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but the central themes are smaller spaces and simplified living.

The most popular reasons driving the Tiny House Movement are environmental concerns, financial concerns, and seeking more time and freedom. For most Americans 1/3 to 1/2 of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads. This means you dedicate just over 15 years of your working life to pay for a house.

Tiny living really encompasses:

  • Life Simplification
  • Environmental Consciousness
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Social Consciousness


When you start to explore this as a possibility you are going to find that there are some significant challenges to making this work.
The cost of land, housing codes, access to financing, and the dramatic change in lifestyle are all challenges.

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  1. Less things gives you more freedom. For me time is the thing I value the most, freedom to choose what I want to do with as many hours as possible each week. Spending less money on living arrangements, gives you more time. I tried living out of my RV for a little more than a year It was a great experience!

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