In recent years, news of people moving to tiny houses have circulated the media. From a family of 4 in a 196-square foot trailer house, to a single man living in a cozy 83-square foot cabin, these stories show it’s possible to live in smaller dwellings while reducing expenses. However, there’s more to living in a mini home that meets the eye. Here’s a comprehensive guide to tiny houses, and how this market has grown—and is still growing—throughout the years.
It’s all about downsizing your lifestyle. At its core is the drive to free one’s self from debt. It also springs from the desire to create more environmentally friendly spaces. Time Magazine states, “the concept describes efforts by architects, activists and frugal homeowners to craft beautiful, highly functional houses” with a smaller space. For them, it’s a practical response to soaring housing costs and shrinking incomes.
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