Tiny homes are a big deal nowadays, but many people come up short on their facts. You may just be surprised by how many good things come in these small packages!
Who is a tiny home ideal for?
Anybody who wants to simplify his or her life, dramatically downsize, have more financial freedom, or reduce their carbon footprint.
What is a tiny home?
It’s a mini house that’s usually custom-built and generally between 300 and 400 square feet at most; it can be stationary or mobile.
When did this trend begin?
Most give credit to Jay Shafer, who wrote about these homes and started the first tiny home company in 1999.
Where can I build a tiny home?
It can be a challenge because of zoning laws, but options include buying a small plot of land or making it mobile like an RV.
Why buy a tiny home?
It’s cost-effective to build and heat, it frees up your life with its ease of upkeep and potential mobility, and it helps the environment.
How much does one cost?
On average, a DIY costs less than $25,000 but a professionally custom-built tiny house can run $30,000 to $50,000 or more. An added bonus: you’ll spend much less on bills.
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