What is a Tiny House?


Imagine living free from rent, mortgage and utility bills. Imagine living in a home that generated it’s own electricity and captured it’s own water. Imagine you could build this home yourself all for a very affordable price. Now imagine how your life would be different if you were free from debt?

We live in a rapidly changing world, as economic and environmental forces continuously beg us to re-evaluate our way of living on the earth.

The Tiny House Movement is a sweeping phenomenon in the United States, largely as a result of the recent economic troubles where many have lost their homes.

Tiny Homes are about living simply, beautifully and yet still with everything you need. It’s about freedom from debt and having the economic freedom to live a bigger life, instead of having a bigger house.


What is perhaps even more important than the financial and economic advantages of owning a tiny home, is the environmental benefits. Living in a Tiny House carries a much smaller environmental footprint, reduces the amount of resources we as humans consume to live, and encourages us to consume less in general. They move us towards a more simplistic way of life and open up the possibility for a more sustainable future.

Traditionally, these tiny houses are around 2.4 x 5 meters. They contain a living area, sleeping loft, kitchen and bathroom and are constructed to fit a trailer so they can be easily moved. For this reason the Tiny House revolutionises home ownership, as it allows people to own their own house, without needing to own the land that it sits on.  It is possible to build these homes to be entirely self- contained and off-grid, generating their own water, and electricity.

Why Are People Moving Into Tiny Homes?

This infographic from the team over at The Tiny Life explores many of the reasons why people around the world are making the decision to downsize their homes in order to start living bigger lives.