For anyone who lives in a home less than 2,000 square feet and loves it, in spite of the large and oversized homes around you, rejoice! The Tiny House Movement (or the small house movement/anti-McMansion movement, whatever you’d like to call it….is here). Granted, I could not live in a Tiny House with kids, but there are families that do that! See the video of a family of four living in a 168-square-foot house here on this site, too (thanks to Anderson Cooper’s show where the family was featured)! Note: The family living in this tiny house was affected by the economy, and they are actually saving up money to build a larger mortgage-free home–read more of their story here. And, there’s a documentary on this movement, too. Read about and see the trailer for “We The Tiny House People” here.
By the way, here’s my own mantra and I’m proud of it: “We use every square inch of our house.” How many people in large houses can say that?
Watch this short new video: Small House on the Move
Read this article (by yours truly): What’s So Big About the Small House Movement?
Listen to this radio piece: Let’s Get Small: The Tiny House Movement
Read this book: Pocket Neighborhoods by Ross Chapin (architect, see below)
Read this blog: The Tiny House Blog
Read about this architect: Ross Chapin (see above)
Read about Tumbleweed homes (pioneers of movement): Tumbleweed Tiny House Company