Imagine that you could down size your home. How low would you go? Would you go under 1500 square feet? How about 1000 square feet? Would you down size your home to 1000 square feet? That is pretty small isn't it? That just about covers one small bedroom a living room, kitchen and bathroom, right? Now who would live in a home that small unless they were single and with no attachments?
But let's , for the sake of argument, imagine down sizing our home even smaller than that. Lets down size it to 500 square feet. That is just wide enough for two small rooms now, but can you imagine making your home smaller than that? Can you imagine bringing the size of your home to 320 square feet or even smaller yet, 240 square feet? Can you imagine living there with your spouse and maybe even a child? These two scenarios are no figment of my imagination. The fact is that they are the larger size of the tiny home movement.
The tiny home movement features homes that are, get this, less than 100 square feet. Tiny homes can be so small in fact that they are not even registered as homes at all. In most cases their diminutive size makes them to small for zoning codes and can be built under local code radars. There are so many resources available for building these beauties and what is best is that nobody will judge you wrongly. Many people spend on average 20 thousand to build these tiny homes and then go on to make them their permanent residence.
So why would someone, anybody do this? Are the newly divorced moving in to these shacks or are the financial strapped buying these homes? Are these homes for the benefit of the environment? Are these homes the answered prayer to the recently homeless.? There are so many options that I have to ask myself: Why live in a house for a mouse?