Something is changing in the mindsets of homeowners around the world. There are people everywhere embracing minimalism and downsizing their lives. The Tiny House Movement is a new mentality in new home buyers who are eager to sacrifice the conventional size of the standard house for something smaller and MUCH more affordable. So what is a tiny house?
The average household in America is roughly 2300-2600 square ft (215-245 sq metres). There are people living both minimalistic and comfortable lives in 100-400 sq ft (10-40 sq metres).
This is the giant compromise. But as many have found out, embracing a lifestyle of minimalism leads to a more simply and active life. Having less room to put your stuff means having less.
One of www.sunset.com‘s top 10 small spaces managed to build their beautiful and quaint tiny house for only $12,000 USD. While other costs can range anywhere from $10,000-$40,000, this is just a tiny fraction of the cost of most modern conventional houses.
By choosing to build small. People can almost entirely skip out on the mortgage game by choosing to build a 400 sq ft house instead of a large modern home.
The design of the tiny house takes from the features of boat designs. Turning every unused space into a cupboard or a drawer, people are getting amazingly creative with their limited space to suit their needs. Lots of the stand-alone houses are built on wheels to get around council restrictions as the world catches up to this economically and eco-friendly way of living.
These are 3 of my favourite small spaces
This couple built their home in 4 months for under $25,000 USD. A long video that shows the beauty of living small and minimalistic.
Christain Schallert managed to turn this 258 square feet (24 square metre) pidgeon loft in the centre of Barcelona into a beautiful home.
French photographer Jérémie Buchholtz managed to turn a garage into a rockin’ bachelor pad that even makes a nomad jealous.
Check out more small apartments and tiny houses on Kristen Dirksen’s youtube channel.