We are a society of trends and one of the biggest right now is the phenomenon known as tiny houses. Now New Yorkers have been living in tiny spaces for a long time but that’s only because of premiums on living in that city. The thing is that some people are starting to choose to live in smaller homes. It is not only cheaper to buy and live in a tiny house but you have far fewer things to worry about when you go minimalist.
Since 1948 the average household size in the U.S. has decreased from 3.67 occupants to 2.55, this means that families on average are smaller. If you then factor in the fact that in the past 40 or so years the average new home size has actually increased by over 1,000 square feet you have to ask yourself why. In all honesty with smaller families we should be able to cope with less space and with clever new design techniques it is surprising just how little space we really need.
The average tiny house ranges from 100-400 square feet and has been designed to offer you all the basic comforts of any home. These clever houses cost less in terms of taxes, create less of a carbon footprint and are actually often mobile. Imagine if you could just pick up your home and move it to a completely different state. This new craze is perfect for first time young buyers who could easily get themselves into property ownership for on average $23,000. With such a low price there is less risk of not being able to afford payments and it would take far less time to ultimately own the property outright.
Tiny Houses with Example Plans & Tiny Homes for Beginners
1. TINY NEW YORK CABIN IN THE WOODS
2. TUMBLEWEED TINY HOUSE: EPU RESIDENCE
3. FLOATING WOODEN EXBURY EGG HOUSE
4. GARAGE CONVERTED TO 250 SQUARE FOOT TINY HOUSE
5. HAND BUILT TINY TACK HOUSE
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6. EAGLE POINT TINY HOUSE
7. PORTER COTTAGE TINY HOUSE
8. BLOB VB3 MOBILE TINY HOUSE
9. BIG SUR TINY HAWK HOUSE
10. WORLD’S MOST NARROW HOUSE: KERET HOUSE
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11. NIDO CABIN TINY HOUSE
12. ECO-PERCH TINY TREE HOUSE
13. APH80 PORTABLE TINY HOUSE
14. TINY SLED BEACH HUT
15. NOMAD MICRO HOME
Tiny House Design & Construction Guide