About Tiny Houses

It’s generally agreed that “tiny” houses are less than 400 square feet. They’re not always on wheels; building on a trailer allows people to get around minimum size requirements because the structure isn’t permanent. Some are boats or little cabins on regular foundations. Some people convert old school buses or campers.

For those of you who haven’t heard of the tiny house movement before now, google it. There are countless tiny houses out there. All the time I discover new sites about someone’s tiny house and it’s amazing how widespread this is becoming. Check out Tiny House Swoon; they’ve got all sorts of tiny houses on there from all over the world.

The tiny house movement is basically the opposite of all the McMansions out there. Bigger isn’t better and more square footage does not equal more happiness. Tiny houses are about living purposefully, being aware, connected, and respectful of the world around you, and realizing that you can live with less stuff.

With all our technology, we are arguably less connected. We can reach someone who is halfway around the world, but we barely know our neighbours. We have big, empty houses that act as a buffer between us and the world. I think tiny houses encourage people to go out more, to enjoy nature, and to socialize. Houses aren’t meant to be self-sufficient little worlds.

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