The Tiny/Small House Movement Article
Time.com recently published an article about the tiny house movement. It’s always exciting to read articles about the TH movement and even better when it is well done.
In general, the article is about much of what I talk about and promote on a daily basis plus a few more statistics and information than what I’ve thought of:
- On average, the sizes of new homes has increased by more than 50% since the middle of the last century. Yet on average, the size of a family has decreased.
- This is a trend that has been occurring in most prosperous countries.
- During the past few decades, the small house movement has been promoting smaller and simpler living in highly functional and beautiful tiny homes that are anywhere in size from 80 square feet to 1,000 square feet.
- Not only are small houses a more sensible approach to resource usage, they are also a good solution for people that are not able to afford the huge costs of traditional housing.
- As incomes shrink due to inflation, recession, and limited employment opportunities – tiny homes are a good solution to an ongoing problem.
- Very small houses are being built to live in full-time or as an affordable second home.
- They are built to last just as long as traditional homes.
- Baby boomers are finding them to be the perfect solution for adapting to the changes in their lives. Downsizing to cut expenses as well as maintenance for their retirement.
- There are numerous villages of tiny homes springing up all over the country to fulfill the various needs of anyone that can’t afford or doesn’t want to live in a big house, for low-income families, for the homeless, to name a few.
- The movement is still fairly small but is growing quickly as more people realize the huge benefits that can be gained.
When you think about it – building better, not bigger is the right solution for the future. It is a great part of fixing some of the problems that our world and lives are being subjected to.
The entire tiny house article and video from Time was very well done. It’s worth a few minutes of your time.