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Tiny Houses, Big Deal

Posted by: GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction // Sustainable Content Creator at GreenCE

It’s hard to preach about sustainable living when just owning or renting a home seems to be a hardship for more people than not lately. Who can think about sustainable choices that may cost more, when it's a struggle to pay the rent or mortgage? So when I write about habits that save electricity or water, or leave a smaller carbon footprint, I do so in the spirit of saving the earth, battling climate change AND saving money. It's as much about trying to live on a sustainable budget as it is about saving the earth. It isn’t cheap to live a 'standard' life anymore, and the rat race of chasing the American Dream is contributing to the well of mental and physical health problems more people face. Cost of housing aside, one option available to minimize living expenses is to live in a tiny house. These are popping up in the news lately as well as on HGTV and in magazines, no longer as a quirky thing some minimalists or hippies choose to live in, but as a solution to the housing AND the homeless crisis.

So, What’s the Big Deal with Tiny Houses?

The tiny house movement has really become a social movement, because of the base philosophy behind it that encourages a minimalist existence and all the things that go along with that. According to the website, The Tiny Life, the most popular reasons for joining the movement are environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. So, what are the benefits to living smaller?


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