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3 Huge Benefits of Living Small


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3 Huge Benefits of Living Small

3 Huge Benefits of Living Small

They say that good things come in small packages.

According to advocates of The Tiny House Movement, the same concept can be applied to your home.

With the cost of living space, resources, and energy constantly on the rise, tiny home builders across the country are realizing some amazing benefits of living small.

It’s Great for the Environment

An estimated 30% of human- made greenhouse gas emissions come from building projects and buildings themselves. Smaller houses help the environment not only because they take fewer resources to build, but also because they don’t require the amount of energy resources a much larger home would need, producing fewer emissions from lighting, cooling, and heating.

It Saves Money

The average cost of a standard-sized house in the US: $272,000

The average cost of a tiny home if you build it yourself: $23,000

Not only are tiny houses roughly ten times less expensive to purchase than a traditional standard-sized house, but because of the diminutive size, tiny home owners can save a significant amount of money on lighting, cooling and heating bills.

In addition to saving a bundle on energy bills, you can also save a great deal of money on furniture and decorations, and avoid impulse purchases that you can’t fit into your tiny home!

Simplicity

Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

If that’s true, then there are few things more sophisticated than owning your own tiny home.

One of the most amazing benefits of living in a tiny house is realizing how little you need. With fewer possessions and a tinier living space, there’s far less to maintain and clean.

And with fewer constraints, you’re free to spend more time with your family and friends, and you can spend your resources on doing the things you enjoy, improving your quality of life.

Can you think of any other benefits to owning a tiny house? Would you ever consider living in one? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

More resources:

The Tiny Life: What is the Movement
I Dream of Clean: Benefits of a Small House
Green Effect – Tiny Houses

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Ruthann Hendrickson
Ruthann Hendrickson
6 years ago

I’ve been looking for ways to simplify my life. Someday I’ll be ready for a tiny home. Hopefully someday soon!

Christy Owens
Christy Owens
6 years ago

I could live this way…once the kids are out of the house of course 🙂

Alicia Butler
Alicia Butler
5 years ago

I would love to try this someday! Might be a long way off but I can hope & try to get my husband on board 🙂

Carol Solesbee
Carol Solesbee
5 years ago

This would reduce my impulse buying. My parents have lived in an RV for 14 years. I could see myself living in a tiny home.

Carol Solesbee
Carol Solesbee
5 years ago

My parents have lived in an RV for 14 years. I could see myself living in a tiny home. Life would be simple.

Hope Beach
Hope Beach
5 years ago

I love to have people over and I have all boys….I don’t know how tiny I could go but I think once they are all moved on with their own families, I might live in a “smaller” house, but I don’t know if I could live in a tiny one. I’m not too good in confined spaces. But it sure would be nice to not “need” all this stuff I have in my house now!! haha

Johanna Chepernich
Johanna Chepernich
5 years ago

I think I would like to live in a tiny house one day (maybe not so good with toddlers…). I love the idea and I’m always trying to simplify life, this would definitely help 🙂