Small house, tiny house, minuscule house; whatever size adjective you want to use there is a growing fascination in the world with fun size housing. Gone are the days where economic living space was the source of shame and embarrassment, instead it is the height of conscientious living, style, and character. The fascination with monster living space, space far surpassing the needs of shrinking families, is waning, paying to heat and maintain several spare rooms that are used for nothing but storage is losing favor. Spending money on too-much space is as close as you can come to spending your money on nothing and the environment isn’t thanking us, and neither are those facing the brunt of a housing crisis in big Western cities. So what is a tiny house?
A tiny house is simply a building between 100 – 400 square feet that was purpose-built to be lived in like a home. There is not a steadfast rule for the size and they can come in any form: shipping container homes, shed-like wooden structures, demountable buildings, or small tin shacks. Some people call it a movement, and there is certainly a move and a trend towards these smaller living spaces, however this movement is primarily a disconnected cultural one. Nevertheless, there is a growing online community that is interested in tiny house living and they are more than happy to provide support and advice to newcomers. People are drawn to the ability to live minimally, to save lots of money, and to have complete control over their living space and how it is run.
Starting out on the tiny home adventure can be really exciting. Those who get into it feel like they are taking on the world and doing something that is great for themselves, society, and even for the environment. But once they get started, there are some snags that tend to creep up. Many people who decide to live in a tiny home become worried about how they are going to design and organize their tiny home so that everything is able to fit. If you are one of those who are worried about not being able to make this all work while keeping some of your modern conveniences, this is the guidebook for you. It is full of all the tips and tricks that you need to get started on the perfect design for your new tiny home. Plus, it has actual tiny house plans for those who are serious about such a project.