The tiny house movement represents a growing trend that many are using as a way to both cut costs and define how they choose to live. It’s both eco-friendly and authentic because it gives people the freedom to choose to downsize on their own terms.
With the economy in flux, and many people downsizing, as a result, the tiny house movement has exploded on the scene. Many people have found more reasons to go small instead of staying big. This movement has affected the way people are choosing to live and how they define their personal definition of quality of life. With this being said, many are asking why they should buy a tiny house. For many, the answer to this question is yielding far more pros than cons. Many believe that tiny homes represent cost-effective ways to own your own home without going broke and having to compromise in other areas. Aside from money, a tiny home represents both freedom and flexibility, in addition to yet another way to define who we are and what’s important to us. This may be the reason why so many people, both young and old, are being pulled into this movement as a way of defining their own lives in an intensely personal way.
For many, the tiny house movement spells simplicity, more time and freedom, and less cost. These are attractive benefits to many people who have dared to ask the trending question, “why buy a tiny house?” This question has lead many to seek and find many beneficial reasons why making the jump from a traditional home to a tiny home is the thing to do. Putting the pieces to the tiny house puzzle together uncovers many of the reasons, both big and small, that tiny houses hold the keys to so many people’s answer to home sweet home.
The answers change depending on who you ask. For retirees, a tiny house represents time to travel, less upkeep, and a chance to live as they please during their golden years. For the young couple just starting out, a tiny house may represent an opportunity to save money yet still own their own home. For the young, a tiny home can also be considered a starter home, and for all those that fall somewhere in between those two categories, the answers are as unique as the individuals that supply them. However, one thing is for sure, to most people young, old, and in-between, the tiny home movement represents an intensely personal way to live life on their own terms.
Logically speaking, tiny homes require less money because they are significantly smaller. This means there are fewer materials and labor cost, although the cost per square foot may be higher due to the fact that these homes still have all the features of traditional homes, just smaller. However, the money spent is still considerably less, expressly because of the size of the home. Additionally, tiny homes are eco-friendly in that they require less energy to heat and cool because of their much smaller footprint. With mobility being a feature of many tiny homes, energy consumption can even be manipulated simply by moving the home under a shade tree.
Tiny homes come with small appliances and features. If you have a small shower and water heater, chances are your showers will be shorter. The same sentiment can be expressed with trash. A small home usually calls for less to dispose of and smaller more economical appliances usually yield a lot less trash.
The reasons for choosing to live in a tiny home are many for most people. Fortunately, this trend is growing and happens to be both eco-friendly and cost-effective, in addition to being intensely personal. Regardless of what the specific reasons are for this growing trend, it has sprouted wings and is taking the country by storm.