The average home size is 2600sf

The typical small house is 400sf-1000sf and a tiny house is 100-400sf.

Quite the difference, so why are people joining this movement? Well the number one reason is environmental concerns and for some it is financial concerns. Americans spend an average of 1/3 to 1/2 of their income on housing.

Many others are drawn to the idea just to simplify their life, have more time and more freedom.

The Tiny House movement has received an increasing amount of media coverage, television shows Tiny House Nation and Tiny House Hunters. The popularity to build one is found in both amateur and professional builders. Your next DIY project perhaps?

There are certainly obstacles with the Tiny Houses, for instance it is challenging to find a location to keep one, even RV parks do not always welcome them. There are also zoning issues to consider.

In Texas a small house community was started to help with chronic homelessness to add sustainability and resources to a community.

So what are the Pros and Cons to the Tiny House?

Pros: environmentally green, less of a financial burden, the freedom to enjoy other things in life, perhaps a tiny home is your second home, travel possibilities, many unique design options for “designing small”, and an excellent conversation starter.

Cons: less space, storage space, issues heating and cooling, bathroom options? , no personal space, no room to cook and well… basically no space.

So while they are not for everyone (right now they only account for about 1% of the housing) they are certainly fun to explore and think about how different your life could be. I know I am ready to design a few myself.

If you are in the Dayton Oh area we are excited to see a little taste of the Tiny Houses brought to us

Event Dates: June 19th, 20th & 21st 2015 Hook Estates, Dayton, Oh

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