Is tiny the new big? Well, sort of, but not quite.
So is everyone going small? Quick answer: No! In fact, overall, the size of American homes has climbed drastically. The average new home hit 2,600 square feet in 2013, an all-time high that surpassed even the housing bubble years, according to CNN. Still, our data show that most consumers are looking for something more modest. Homes between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet get the most views on realtor.com®
Are tiny houses popular? According to Google Trends searches, yes. Right now, they’re about as popular as they’ve ever been. But why? It stems down to becoming a homeowner and enjoying a life without a mortgage.
Why More People Than Ever Want to Live in Tiny Houses
As you already know tiny houses are big trend right now. And it seems to be growing more and more, doesn’t it? We’re constantly seeing tiny homes on national television, big name websites like Yahoo!, and people are talking about them everywhere. But is it really just a trend or is it an ever-growing movement towards a better way of life?
Why Tiny Houses Are So Popular
Why? I think it’s because tiny houses represent an inspiring kind of freedom that’s ultra-simplified. We thought we needed so much more until we looked at a tiny house, right? That’s what happened to me! A beautifully designed and built tiny home gets us to question it all, don’t you think?
Tiny Housing – Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow?
But are tiny houses just a trend or are they here to stay? And will the idea grow even more? I’ve been writing about and sharing tiny homes and simple living ideas almost every day since 2009 when I only had 3 readers. Right now some people who have been following the movement for several years are angry and even afraid because the idea has become so popular. They’re afraid that this will mean tiny houses will only be available for the rich. That they won’t be affordable.
The Future of Tiny Living (And Affordability)
I think that’s nonsense. For me, the opposite is true. And I hope it is for you too. The growing popularity makes me excited and hopeful because it means that we are closer to a place where the majority of people actually accept tiny homes as homes which means there will be more of them available and prices for them will actually come down.
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