Tiny house movement was a social movement in America for downsizing the living space. A typical American home is about 2,600 square feet; a tiny house is about 100 to 400 square feet.
How did it start?
When the economy of US collapsed, the housing prices started increasing. Natural disasters like hurricane Katrina made thousands of people homeless. The tiny house movement was considered to be an affordable living choice amongst the challenging economic condition.
The philosophy behind this movement is that being satisfied with what is enough for a good living. Tiny houses utilize space cleverly. You can have all your necessary things inside the tiny space. Though the average family size is smaller now, people are living in bigger houses. They are possessing lots of material stuff like clothing, electronic gadgets, etc. Many young people fall into debt and find it difficult to come out of it. Living in a tiny house can reduce their living cost.
Living in a tiny house is environment-friendly. You will have less material possessions, so there will be fewer carbon footprints as there will be less waste. The energy consumption will also be less. It will save you a lot of money every month. Tiny house gives you freedom of movement. If you get a job in another place, you can tie the tiny house with your vehicle and take it with you. Your relationship with your family members will improve as you will be living in close proximity.
People spend about one-third of what they earn on housing. That’s why many people cannot save enough money for retirement. Living in a tiny house can help you to become financially sound and get out of debt.