Take A Look At What The Future of Homes Looks Like The Tiny Home Movement
With the global population well over 7 billion, it should come as no surprise that space has gotten a little tight. We’ve been obsessed with building big homes for many years now but at the rate at which our populations are growing, that may not be feasible in the future.
Thanks to the internet, we’ve caught a glimpse at what the future of architecture may look like, and it’s tiny! The Tiny House Movement has caught on rapidly and the number of tiny homes cropping up all over the place are only increasing. With the help of the internet, we’ve even been able to catch a glimpse of the amazing living spaces and lifestyles of people who occupy some of these homes.
Just in case you had any doubts about the legitimacy and popularity of the Tiny House Movement, here are a couple of fact’s for you: in 2014, the first Tiny House town was established in Spur, Texas. Two tiny house TV shows premiered this year, Tiny House Hunting and Tiny House Nation.
Why the sudden surge in popularity, you ask? Well for one, tiny homes are far more economical and easy to maintain than bigger ones. The average tiny house costs only $23,000 to build, while the typical average-sized house costs $272,000; plus, 65% of tiny house owners have absolutely no credit debt! They’re also less destructive to build and so, are an Eco-friendly option when it comes to homes.
Take a look at some of these incredible tiny homes and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be tempted to turn to the tiny side…
Meet Alex Lisefski. He built his very own tiny house in order to live simply. “Inhabiting such a small space will force me to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way.”
Alex shares his little home with his girlfriend and his dog.
Smaller spaces means less clutter!
Meet Andrew and Gabriella Morrison. This couple built their house for only $33,000, including the cost of appliances.
Right beside their tiny home is a separate one for their daughter.
They also run the website Build A Tiny House in order to help others who want to downsize.
Meet Dee Williams. After suffering from a heart attack early on in life, she decided to rethink her life priorities. Now, she lives on her own in this tiny cabin in Olympia, Washington. This adorable home is only 84 square feet.
Dee designed every part of her home herself.
Known as ‘The Crib’, this modern cottage is built with sustainable materials.
The entire house can be dismantled and set up again at another site.
Meet David Stiles. He built this tiny A-frame house and it cost only $1,200 to build.
As you can see, the cabin is open air: it has no doors or windows, but it does include mosquito netting.
Known as the WeeHouse, this cabin is owned by a violinist in the Minnesota Orchestra and her family.
The house features a full kitchen, Douglas fir details, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Talk about tiny luxury living!
The beautiful home can also be moved by attaching it to a trailer.
How cozy does this cottage look?
The wooden accents add such a rustic and warm look to the place.
The Uvogel, designed by Peter Jungmann, is located in the Austrian Alps.
It’s even available to rent!
This is the Exbury Egg.
Now that’s a futuristic looking tiny home!