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Frequently Asked Questions About Small & Tiny Homes
Although the tiny house movement has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past several years, people often have many questions about them. Some of these include:
What are Tiny Homes?
The term “tiny home” is fairly self-explanatory: It is a much smaller than the average house. Most consider tiny homes being 399 sq ft or smaller. They can be built on foundations, but some come with wheels like a travel trailer.
What are Small Homes?
Small homes are slightly larger than tiny homes, but still a downsize from typical houses. Any home less than 1,000 sq ft is usually considered a small home.
What are the benefits of living small?
The benefits of the tiny house movement are many. Some of the main perks include:
- Less clutter
- More money
- Lower bills
- More freedom to do the things you enjoy
- Knowing where everything is at
- Spending more quality time with your partner
- Higher quality of life
- And less maintenance.
What makes tiny/small homes eco-friendly?
They are more energy-efficient due to their smaller size. Less space to heat and cool means less energy used to do so. Tiny homes are also better candidates for having recycled materials used in their construction.
Can I park my own tiny house in Tiny House Village?
Yes. There are a few prerequisites that must be met, such as your tiny house being up to code and meeting certain aesthetic requirements.
Is a tiny house worth it?
For some, absolutely. If you’re looking to downsize, fund an affordable first home, and want to live an energy-efficient lifestyle, the benefits of living the tiny home lifestyle are numerous.