Inside the Tiny House Movement where more and more Americans have rejected tradition for a simpler lifestyle

Tiny House In Portland, Oregon - Photo by Tammy

Once upon a time an American family’s home was their castle and the bigger the better, but growing concerns about meeting mortgage payments and the environmental impact of large houses has helped fuel a new movement of people who are happy to live small.

The Tiny House Movement is a growing group of people who are happy to downsize the space that they live in and enjoy simplified lives as a result.

While the average American home is around 2600 square feet, the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet.

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  1. We used to call them mobile homes or house trailers.
    Many did not have a bathroom. So you had to use the one in the house office used by everyone in the trailer park. They were heated with propane. We showered in that building also. I must have been about 7 or 8 back then when we lived in a trailer. I think it was 1951 or 1952. I think Dad had a 1949 Chevy and he hauled that trailer all the way to California on the southwest route. Showed us the Grand Canyon, the painted desert, Carlsbad on the way. At least that is what I remember.
    One person I know of had an apartment building. Two apartments downstairs paid the mortgage for the one apartment he lived in upstairs. His output was zero after the tenants paid their rent.
    He also included utilities for $200 a month back then. But the two apartments put him ahead of the game. Last I knew he was living in a rich side of town in a nice house. He sold the Apartment building when he retired.
    So setting up a situation where the rent is paid works for me.
    In these times we need to cut corners where ever we can.
    Now if we can get the government to meet its budget a little bit better it is entirely possible to get out of the mess they have put us in. Wouldn’t hold my breath though.

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