As consumers, we’ve adapted to the thought of “the bigger, the better”. We aspire to have more in life. More followers, more money, great paying job, and a huge house. So why are people choosing to downsize when they have the option of living larger lifestyles? Why does this niche market appeal to individuals?
TV shows such as Tiny House Builders, Tiny House Nation, and even a full documentary on Netflix can give us insights to this affordable housing revolution. Below is a video featuring the 172 square foot Tumbleweed house.
Easy to Maintain
In small spaced living, you have the bare essentials and nothing else. When your living space can be as small as 90 square feet, you are forced to keep your space clean. Cleaning a tiny space is a matter of minutes compared to a full sized house. Every item has a specific purpose and place.
An on-the-go individual will greatly benefit from this type of space. When living and working in a big city, you are not spending much time at home. The only elements some people require are resting, a kitchen area, and a bathroom. When having such a small space, individuals can focus on the design and layout of their house to match their personal needs.
Tiny House Interior
Compared to rising prices of homes today, tiny houses can cost as low as $57,000 or $433/month. You will not feel obligated to buy furniture for vacant spaces. In addition to this, the house will be cheaper to heat and cool. This aspect can appeal to students who want to live alone or anybody who aspires to save money.
Tiny houses will appeal to the innovative individual who wants to leave less of a carbon footprint. Some people will turn to the smaller, efficient space when wanting to save money. It may not be everybody’s dream home, but for a small segment of people, tiny houses are just for them.