July 6, 2016
The Tiny House Trend
The Tiny House Trend is a real estate phenomenon that is currently sweeping across the United States. Tiny houses are also referred to as micro houses, compact houses, mini houses or little houses. House hunters both young and old are opting towards the tiny home because of the simplicity and numerous other benefits it offers. Nearly 40% of tiny home owners are 50 years old or older. The largest population of tiny homes can be found in Colorado, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin and California, but they can be shipped almost anywhere because they’re small and mobile.
Reasons to join the Tiny House Trend
Here are some of the top reasons people choose to join the tiny house trend:
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Lower Taxes
- Decreased maintenance
- Little to no debt
- Average price of a tiny home is $23,000 (10% price of the average large size home)
- Nearly 70% of tiny house occupants have no mortgage
Tiny homes are a particularly attractive option for those 18-34 year olds because of the far cheaper price compared to a regular size home. 50% of consumers in this age group rent housing because they can’t afford a down payment.
Because tiny homes are so much smaller than the average home, typical 100 to 400 square feet, this has huge energy benefits. The main environmental benefit of going tiny is reduced electrical and fuel use. Many tiny homes are also built from recycled brick and lumber due to their small size.
The tiny house movement is gaining traction, not just because they’re adorable little homes, but they’re practical and have benefits which are appealing to a large audience. The reduced price, reduced environmental affect and simplicity are the main reasons convincing people to downsize and join the tiny house movement.
Whether you’re ready to make the switch to a tiny house or are moving to an average size home, Good Stuff Moving is here to help whether the job is big or small! Call us today for a quote (651) 488-4808!