What is a Tiny House?

Imagine for a minute the possibility of living in a full optimized space with all you need to live for a low price. Now, stop dreaming and come to the realization that it already exists and it is called Tiny Houses!

Its concept is very simple. The main idea is to make more sustainable houses which respect the environment through constructions which generate their own electricity, water and lets you manage your own vegetables or/and fruit in case you want it.

Traditionally, these sustainable houses are 2.5 x 6 meters, however, you can build with the dimensions you decide. Normally, they contain a living area, sleeping loft, bathroom and kitchen and are built to fit a caravan so you can move whatever you want with it.

Great idea, right?

One of the most important reason this trend is becoming more successful in our society is because of the eco-friendly mentality that is getting stronger day after day all around the world. People are increasingly thinking more in our environment footprint, pollution and the future we are giving as heritage to our children, and definitely, tiny houses help to improve this aspects in order to make our society more balanced with the planet.

The eco-friendly mentality is getting stronger day after day all around the world.

In the end, the idea is to downsize houses in order to start living bigger lives.

Why people decide to move into tiny houses?

There are some relevant data which shows us clearly what the benefits are of moving to this kind of sustainable houses: Low construction budget, bigger savings and less bank credits.

The real cost of a Tiny house compared with a standard house.

The average cost of buying a standard-sized house is around $280,000. Now, you need to add approximately $210,000 interest on a 4,5% 25-years loan. It all adds up $490,000!

However, having a look of a tiny house built by the owner, the price can raise up to $25,000. If you are not a skilled constructor, do not worry. Even adding the price of a construction crew, the price will keep under $100,000.

It is a big difference. Is it?

Average of bank savings

Around 56% of tiny house owners have bigger savings than the average American population. It means that the average bank savings is $10,972.

Less bank credits

An incredible 89% of tiny house owners have less credit card debt than the average American, and the 65% of them have zero credit card debt!

As you can see, the data doesn’t lie. Tiny houses respect the environment and our pockets too.

Benefits of living in a Tiny House

Live in a sustainable house with these characteristics have a nice list of benefits, which sometimes, it is difficult to find in another kind of apartments. Listed below are four amazing advantages of living in a house with these features.

Be careful! Once you discover them, you will start thinking about moving as soon as possible.

The objective of life for most people is to be free.

Freedom

The dream of everyone. The objective of life for most people is to be free. Focusing on this aspect, we need to differentiate two different kinds of properties like this:

Mobile Tiny Houses and Permanent Tiny Houses.

The first one is a house with all you need to live perfectly but with the possibility of moving wherever you want to go! Are you tired of living in a city? Go to the nature. Is it too hot in summer in your city of town? Move near to the beach. It is so simply. It is a 100% sensation of freedom which you won't find in a permanent house.

However, there are different ways to be free -another kind of freedom- living in a permanent tiny house. Why? Because you don’t live in an apartment with neighbor up or down, with traffic noise outside or unhealthy pollution coming in through your window. You have the possibility of placing your house whatever you decide for a reasonable price!

No environment footprint

This is one of the most relevant aspects because of people decide to move to this kind of sustainable houses. When we are born, we get the planet with some characteristics and our objective at the end of out life is to let everything as we found it or even better!

With this idea, tiny houses have an almost imperceptible environment footprint if we compare it with the big buildings we can find in the cities or large neighborhood built with cement, iron, plastic and other materials.

Most of the sustainable houses I described here use recycled materials and eco-friendly solutions which respect the planet, the environment and secure a better future for our children.

Sustainability

The fact of living through an alternative way of thinking which respect and make things in order to improve our environment can be defined as a sustainable mindset.

Distribution of the interior of a tiny house

However, being sustainable or eco-friendly in the way a tiny house allows you living doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy of a comfortable lifestyle! In fact, one of the things that people like the most when they start living in a sustainable house is the possibility of have control about their electricity, water or even food consume or generation.

Pricing

Most people go to college or learn a trade then look for a job, and once they have one, they start thinking of buying a house or an apartment in a place where they can pay it -it is doesn't matter if they like or not the place-. The important thing is: Can I pay it? And in case I can do it, how much time will I being paying month by month until the house is 100% mine?

It's stressful living in this way, right?

As I mentioned before, tiny houses are not expensive at all because of the materials and sustainable materials you use to build it. In fact, the statistics mention that people who live in this kind of houses have more money saved in the bank and less credits banks to pay.

So if you don't want to put your life in the bank's hands, consider an alternative like this. Even you will be able to move in the future you need it without big administrative issues!

One more time, you will be free to do whatever you want to do with your life without explanations needed.