“A Tiny House? Exactly how “tiny” are we
You might be asking. Well…20 square feet
is the approximate average space.
“Twenty square feet! Is that even
possible, and many have jumped right on board,
blissfully, and enjoying this existence in their
own sweet little abode most commonly known as,
The Tiny House Movement, or so it has been
labeled, really began to take off at the time of
the Katrina disaster in 2005.
Miniature shelters in the shapes of “tiny
houses” were developed to provide instant and
comfortable living for those uprooted and
homeless due to the displacing natural
disastrous touch of storm Katrina.
Surprisingly, these intended temporary shelters
really began to grow on their inhibitors in a
long term sort of way and many decided living
small and simple was a wonderful new and
refreshing life to lead.
Though Tiny Houses can be bought pre-made, many
creative individuals have pulled off
astonishingly cheap designs of their own with
the use of recycled and free materials found
from friends, companies and even Craigslist.
Though Tiny Houses do require dramatic
downsizing of personal possessions as well as
space, stress and financial burdens are
downsized right along with everything else,
making for an attractive possibility to many.
Let’s not forget also the amazing power of being
self-sustained. Many Tiny Home owners free
themselves from utility bills by harnessing the
power of solar panels and use their own personal
water and propane tanks to cook and enjoy hot
For toilets, many go green by using composting
toilets which effectively transforms your dirty
business into…well, odorless, garden friendly
Hmmm…still on the fence? Wait till you see
the incredible warm and creative designs some
have created…but be warned, your heart just may
be inexplicably won over for the small life.