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The Tiny House Movement

There is a trend going on in America called the "Tiny House Movement". It has become a social movement. People are choosing to downsize the space they live in, simplify, and live with less. People are embracing the tiny life philosophy and the freedom that accompanies the tiny house lifestyle. The tiny house movement is about more than simply living in a small space (although, a small house is certainly part of it).

While the typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, a tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Most tiny houses are independent structures—some are parked on land with other buildings or a larger home. Other tiny houses are parked on their own lot. Some tiny houses are designed and built by the owner themselves, while others are purchased, adapted from trailers, or built from a tiny house kit. Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they all enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space.

Why join the Tiny House movement? 75% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and people are finding out that when they finally pay off their 30-year mortgage and add in interest, taxes and repairs over that time frame, they've paid approximately 3 times the actual amount of the original principle. Most Americans believe that bigger is better when it comes to houses, but a new trend has been appearing across the country. This trend towards the tiny house movement is based on people realizing they are overwhelmed by the cost of their homes. A tiny home can cost a fraction of what a new home would cost and can be paid for in a couple years. Once the house is paid for, all you need to pay for is the land where it is parked.

The tiny house movement is great for anyone who is concerned about life simplification, environmental consciousness, self-sufficiency and financial freedom. The tiny life allows for you to have more time and freedom to enjoy life adventures. The tiny life is about financial freedom and living a more engaged life with the luxury of time to do what YOU want.

Michael Black - Realtor
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
6900 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251