The tiny house movement is an, “architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.”
Although the average family size decreased in the US between 1978 and 2007, the average home size increased dramatically from 1780 square feet to 2479 square feet.
The financial crisis of 2007–08 and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have increased awareness of and support for tiny living. Many people, myself included, can no longer afford expensive mortgages and utility bills. And they have realized that downsizing their lives may be the answer to not only their debt problems but other issues in their lives as well. Visit OnQFinancial blog: Can we help with down payment assistance in Arizona? As Tyler Durden said in Fight Club, “The things you own end up owning you.”
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Jay Shafer has been living in tiny houses for sixteen years. Often considered the Guru of the small house movement, Jay literally wrote the book on tiny living, “The Small House Book.”
In the video below, Jay takes us inside his tiny house. At 7 feet wide and 16 feet long, this teeny tiny house is only 100 square feet. With a bathtub smaller than some kitchen sinks and more, this house is full of surprises.
Watch the video to find out more, and please SHARE to spread the message of micro-living.