Gallery: Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger


An increasing number of Americans are expressing interest in smaller space living, with some even owning homes under 100sq ft! One indicator of the trend is that instead of saying that tiny house owners are “downsizing”, those writing and speaking about little homes have coined the euphemism “rightsizing,” which more aptly describes how many view their choice to go small. Rising costs of energy, the recent mortgage crisis, and the troubled economy have all contributed to the tiny house trend, but the tiny house owners don’t describe a sense of loss with the space change. Instead, they feel they have traded in square footage for an increase in the richness of their life. Dee Williams, who has gained national attention for her 84sq ft Tumbleweed home, says that that her small house made her realize that “the more intentional you are in your choices, the more every change makes room for more changes.”

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  1. Ryan Harris June 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Good article, I only stumbled onto the tiny house movement this year, and the appeal was immediate. Already my house (a 25’er which has a ton of windows) is about 20% done!

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