The Best Constructed Tiny Home Ever?
What are tiny houses? The tiny house movement? Tiny living?
Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space.
People are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. For most Americans 1/3 to 1/2 of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads; this translates to 15 years of working over your lifetime just to pay for it, and because of it 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
So what is the alternative? One solution might be to live smaller. While we donâ€™t think tiny houses are for everyone, there are lessons to be learned and applied in order to escape the cycle of debt in which almost 70% of Americans are trapped.
Usually when you picture a tiny house, I imagine you think of one with wheels. If there is such a thing, the â€œstandardâ€ tiny house is built on a trailer, often to get around pesky codes and zoning rules that require buildings to be a certain size in order to be deemed inhabitable.
But building on a trailer is somewhat limiting. When youâ€™ve got a fixed space upon which to build your house, you canâ€™t go crazy with the shape of your house. On top of that, trailers are pretty expensive, costing between $3000 and $6000 on average.
For some people, particularly those with families, the tiny house on wheels might not be the way to go. Luckily, there are two main alternatives to building your tiny house on a trailer.
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