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What Is The Tiny House Movement?

What Is The Tiny House Movement?
What are tiny houses? The tiny house movement? Tiny living? Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space. People are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. So what is the alternative? This is a growing movement, that is for sure! This site focuses on tiny living or living The Tiny Life. Below are some videos that will help you gain a better idea of what this movement is all about. Related Posts

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House Plan #1-577 Important Information All sales on house plans and customization/modifications are final. No refunds or exchanges can be given once your order has started the fulfillment process. All house plans from Houseplans are designed to conform to the local codes when and where the original house was constructed. Tata’s 215 Square Feet Flat Pack Tiny House on July 25, 2011 The same Indian company that has produced the world’s cheapest car has announced its latest product which is a flat-pack tiny house that costs about $700. It can be assembled in a week and is said to be 215 square feet. It’s a pre-fabricated kit with doors, windows and a roof. Small House Society and what the Small House Movement is about So what is the small house society and the small house movement all about? Let’s start with downsizing to a smaller house. If you want to simplify your life one of the smartest things you can do is move into a smaller space. And that’s what the small house movement is all about, isn’t it? Simplifying!

Tiny House In an effort to tell the whole story about tiny houses I felt it necessary to show the not so pretty side of tiny houses. Namely, how much waste a tiny house generates in its construction. The reality of how much waste I have created in building my home really shocked me when I saw all the scraps loaded up onto a single trailer, ready to be hauled away to the dump. This was a real reality check that even tiny houses have an impact, which of course I knew, but knowing something and facing the reality in the face are two different things. Tiny House Movement @ Wikipedia The tiny house movement (also known as the "small house movement"[1]) is a description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. There is currently no set definition of what constitutes a tiny house; however, a residential structure under 500 square feet (46 m2) is generally accepted to be a tiny home.[2] Background[edit] In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet (165 m2) in 1978 to 2,479 square feet (230.3 m2) in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet (247.3 m2) in 2013, despite a decrease in the size of the average family.[3][4] Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige.[3]

Backyard Cottage Plans by Nir Pearlson Compact Comfort for Granny and Guests Architect Nir Pearlson has just launched two imaginative new small house designs. Plan 890-4 “Elinor St.” is a 640 sq. ft. studio with a U-shaped kitchen, and a bathroom that contains a sauna. A deck expands the living area at Architecture: A Cozy House Created From As we all know, now that we are experiencing the era of the iPad and Kindle, traditional books are becoming less and less popular. As a matter of fact, even some elementary schools are replacing books with iPads. I have a friend who just got her packet for attending University in the fall, and it came complete with an iPad 2 and a list of e-books to order for her classes.

Sleepbox 01 by Arch Group Russian architects Arch Group have completed the first of their tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. The Sleepbox unit at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport contains two beds and can be rented for between 30 minutes and several hours. The pod is equipped with LED reading lamps as well as sockets for charging laptops and mobile phones. This booth is constructed from ash-veneered MDF, although future units could instead be made from metal or glass-reinforced plastic. The Sleepbox concept was the most popular story on Dezeen back in November 2009 and received over 100 comments - see our earlier story here. Photography is by Arch Group/Ivanov Ilya.

Tiny House Contest 2014 - Simple Solar Homesteading 2014 Tiny Off-Grid House Design Contest Results Sponsors: www.simplesolarhomesteading.com and www.tinyhousetalk.com The purpose of this skills contest was to give people an opportunity to explore the ways that off-grid alternative power, water, septic, and grey water systems could be incorporated into tiny house designs. Liberation Tiny Homes Inventor Pennsylvania Armed with 14 years of carpentry experience and a keen interest in the "Tiny House Movement" (as those in the know call it these days), James Stoltzfus set out to build his own compact home in his free time last year — and within eight months, he had himself a seriously sleek new mini abode. Sporting a streamlined and decidedly masculine exterior, the 8-and-1/2-foot-by-20-foot tiny home features all the expected spaces: a living area, a full kitchen, one sleeping loft, and a compact bathroom. As is de rigueur with any tiny home, this 170-square-foot interior employs some of the usual space-saving tactics: A sectional sofa fits into the corner of the living room, keeping the path through the home clear, and doubles as a bed for guests. The kitchen relies on tried-and-true hanging storage for cutting boards, knives, and utensils with a petite table tucked against the wall, its two stools stored underneath. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

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