Tiny Homes

I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about selling their homes lately. Are they downsizing, or upsizing? It seems that there is a great deal of both going on. While the cost of new homes has skyrocketed (how can young people afford a starter home?), many people are becoming creative and moving toward the “tiny house” goal.

microAfter watching a documentary (“Tiny”) on Netflix about a man who decides to build a tiny home without any previous construction experience (he watches YouTube videos to learn how to do everything from framing, to electrical, to flooring), the idea is quite appealing. However, I think you have to be a certain type of person to live this way. There are definitely issues that each of these homeowners face, from growing families to property rentals.

Some of the dwellings are barely big enough to walk around in, and yet others can be quite spacious….it’s all about storage, apparently. And while some people are lucky enough to be able to build a tiny house on a piece of property they own, many are simply building in backyards or on trailers that can be moved from place to place.

If you’re interested in the tiny house movement, there are many great websites out there, as well as books like the one above, to give you inspiration, and answer questions about whether or not this is the lifestyle for you. Just Google “tiny house” and you can surf the web for days ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at all of the cute homes that pop up in the feed.

You can find out more about the documentary “TIny” at the Tiny the Movie website.

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