What is the Tiny House Movement?
Simply put, it is a social movement where people are downsizing the space that they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes and forms but they focus on smaller spaces and simplified living.
People are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons are because of environmental concerns, financial concerns and seeking more time and freedom. For most Americans 1/3 to 1/2 of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads; this translates to 15 years of working over your life time just to pay for it and because of it, 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. (source)
Tiny House Books
- Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter. Kahn, Lloyd. isbn: 9780936070520, publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
- Small Home, Tiny House: Budget, Design, Estimate, and Secure Your Best Price. Leonard, Jobe David. isbn: 9781496010858, publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
- Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building and Living Well In Less Than 400 Square Feet. Mitchell, Ryan. isbn: 9781440333163, publisher: F&W Media
- Tiny House Floor Plans: Over 200 Interior Designs for Tiny Houses. Janzen, Michael. isbn: 9781470109448, publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
- Tiny House Construction Guide by Dan Louche
- Tiny Home Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn
- Tiny House Floor Plans by Michael Janzen
- Cracking the Code & House Plans
- The Tiny Life
- Tiny homes blog
- Tiny Home Builders
- Timber Trails – A Richmond-based tiny home builder
- 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses and the Families Living There