A tan-colored tiny house on a trailer amongst potted and natural plant life. Image Credit: Tiny House Living

5 Things We Love About the Tiny House Movement

Bigger isn’t always better, even when it comes to housing. Thousands of homeowners across the country have become part of the Tiny House Movement and are finding that the benefits of small space living can be big.

1.  Less Stuff, More Life
Most Tiny homes range in size from 150 – 400 square feet. That’s just a sliver of the space found in the average 2,000 sq ft.  American home. Keeping the essentials and tossing the rest is essential for living comfortably in a tiny house. Who needs all that stuff when you can have more experiences, instead!

2. Getting Off the Grid
The energy footprint of a tiny home can vary based on the homeowner’s preferences but, it’s not uncommon to see tiny homes with rain water collection receptacles, solar panels, compost toilets, and energy efficient windows.   Most tiny homes have a very small energy footprint, if any at all. Small houses mean big wins for the environment!

Custom gothic style window in a newly-built tiny home

3.  Financial Freedom
The tiny house movement is partially fueled by a desire to be mortgage free, and to live with minimal housing costs. But, just like any other type of home, the cost of a tiny house can vary greatly depending on your preferences. Most tiny houses range from $15,000-50,000 making them a great opportunity for owning a home without paying a hefty mortgage.

4.  Mobility
One of the best things about a tiny house is that it can go just about anywhere. For that reason, tiny houses are often built on a trailer.  The mountains, the beach, or an urban city are all fantastic choices. It’s a perfect way to be at home while exploring new places.

5.  Community

Tiny house village of 4 homes, each uniquely designed.

Tiny House Villages are an emerging part of the Tiny House Movement. You can find these communities putting down roots in cities across the U.S., like this one in Washington D.C.  Without all of the necessary upkeep that typical home requires, experiencing your surroundings and connecting with the important people around you becomes the focus. Who wouldn’t love that?

We learned a lot about what it takes to build and live in a tiny house from our friend Johnathon Stalls, on the Pella Better View Blog series:Tiny House, Big Life . What do you love about the Tiny House Movement? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

(photo credits to Shareable, Tiny House Living, Jonathon Stalls, Pella)

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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