The chances that you or someone you know have thought about tiny home living are high – it’s 2018, after all. Tiny home living is one of the largest trends of the year, and rightly so. There’re millions of Pinterest and Instagram posts dedicated to tiny home inspo. The home buying outlook has been bleak for some time. Home prices are constantly increasing, though, at best, in a slower pace than prior years. Starter homes are a scarcity. Mortgage rates on the rise. Not to mention, while millennials have been struggling to make the transition from dorms to skyrocketing rent, Gen Z is now on its way to the housing market.
Enter tiny home living (also known as the “small house movement”).The Tiny Life defines it as a social movement that many Americans have decided to put their faith in for a multitude of benefits. The average home in the U.S. is about 2,600 square feet, while the average size for a tiny home is between 100 to 400 square feet. Benefits of tiny home living include cheaper costs to build homes, which are only limited to a buyer’s imagination, a life without debt and, ultimately, freedom.
There is only one way to find out if you can join the small house movement. No, you won’t have to invest any savings for a tiny home. Keep reading to see some of the best tiny home inspo we’ve compiled for your viewing pleasure.
8.) Jessica Helgerson’s Tiny House
7.) The Tiny Tack House
Wow! Talk about letting the light in. Since tiny homes are … well, tiny. Design is crucial to ensuring living spaces do not feel cramped. Chris and Malissa’s Tiny Tack House feels open and bright while managing to maintain a cabin-like feeling.
The couple built the house in 2011 in just over seven months. It comes with a bench over 6 feet long, two folding desks for work or meals, a large closest for storage, a bathroom with a wine barrel shower and composting toilet, and a queen-sized sleeping loft. Immersed in nature, the home is surrounded by evergreens in Everett, Wash.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, don’t forget to check out Tiny Tack Home. The room is available for rent at a modest price on Airbnb. If you do fall in love with the tiny home (by the looks of it, there’s a chance) Chris and Malissa also sell identical house plans on their website.