Tiny and Small House Articles

Reducing the Fears of Zoning and Codes for Tiny Homes

Ask anyone who has their finger on the pulse of the tiny house movement what potential buyers’ greatest fears revolve around and almost every answer will align with the simple question of where to park your tiny. When a home is built on wheels, it can carry with it several yards of red tape to wade through in order to make the governing bodies or municipalities happy when configuring a place to park.
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Are ADUs the New Frontier for Tiny Home Living.

With the average American household coming in around 2600 square feet and the cost of living increasing, the tiny house movement is in full swing as a possible solution. In up and coming cities like Austin, Texas this idea of downsizing living space and building in backyards is on the rise to save citizens from the cost of living to stay near the city’s downtown area.
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Stationary vs. THOW: Five Things to Consider, When Deciding Which WayYou Should Go Tiny

The tiny house movement came about with the fall of the real estate market. Housing costs were unstable and, as folks moved toward cities to find jobs during the recession, housing became scarce and supply and demand in these flourishing towns became unbalanced. This forced many to turn to alternative housing ideas in an effort to afford a space near to their employment.
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Building Your Dream Tiny House for $50k, $70k, $90k

As the cost of living in many urban locations rise with the influx of people moving there for jobs, experience, or environment, retirees and the next generation of homeowners are realizing that there has to be a better way to afford a house they actually love instead of throwing thousands away in monthly rent for a teeny apartment or studio in the city. In many up and coming cities like Austin, alternative housing is exploding in popularity. With the legalization of granny flats, ADUs, (Accessory Dwelling Unit) and backyard bungalows, people are making passive income from land they already own and others are making great use of these beautiful and affordable smaller homes.
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The Cost of Living-Middle Class or Tiny Home

As populations boom in large cities, the cost of living increases alongside. Many answer the higher monthly expenses by renting instead of buying. In a city like Austin where the median home cost nears $300,000 and a middle class two-bedroom apartment averages $1200 per month, according to Forbes, it becomes difficult to negotiate the living wage with necessary expenses. It is a seller’s market in such popular cities as homes disappear from MLS listings overnight. So, how does tiny home living compare?
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Six Things to Ask Yourself Before Going Tiny

Making the decision to downsize your supersized life and go tiny full time can be a very exciting one. However, many people, couples, and even families are seeing the trend catch on to minimize their impact and their "stuff" but are moving too fast without first considering some pretty major influences on long-term tiny living.
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Three Reasons Tiny Living Is Environmentally Friendly

As the tiny house movement grows, so does the education behind the ‘why’ propelling living a minimalist lifestyle. The reduction of environmental impact and increase in the ability to take time to reconnect with nature lead the charge in why people are considering living simply and going tiny. Now that small homes and THOWs (Tiny House On Wheels) have been on the market for over ten years, studies are surfacing supporting the science behind how living tiny can leave a smaller environmental impact and benefit our planet for generations.
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How Custom Small Houses are A Step Above

Over the past decade the tiny house movement has begun to make waves, causing people to question the former ‘American Dream’ since living it puts you in an average house size of over 2500 square feet. For members of rural communities, this might be affordable, but if you are looking for city living in places like Austin, the cost of living far outweighs the average income.
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Three Honest Downsides to Living Tiny and Why the Good Far Outweigh Them

In the small house community, there is one thing we hear often, “I wish I would’ve done this sooner!” In all of our travels in tiny living over the last year, we’ve never heard anyone say they miss the space or the upkeep of living in a traditionally sized home. In fact, many would argue that they wish they’d have gone smaller.
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