|Oh, this Tiny House Movement is really catching on!!!|
The Tiny House Movement. Have you heard about it? I have been reading quite a lot about it lately. According to this website, the typical, average-sized American house is about 2,600 square feet, while the typical "Tiny House" is about 400 square feet. The rule of thumb seems to be that any home under 1,000 square feet will qualify you as a bona-fide member of the Tiny House Community. It's all about simplification - financial, environmental, and well, just life in general. Small houses cost less money (initial purchase and upkeep), have a smaller carbon footprint, and take up a lot less of a person's time.
Here in Sierra Madre, we have our share of Tiny Houses, especially in the Sierra Madre Canyon. I believe that quite a few homes in town were built as vacation cottages/cabins, as well. Sierra Madre can even boast a Tiny (at 932 s.f.) Greene and Greene House. I happen to live in a Tiny House. Imagine... for all these years, I've been thinking that we were just people who lived in a really small house. Nope. We're Trend Setters. Who knew???
So, do you want a Tiny House of your own? Check out Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. You can buy blueprints and build the house yourself. In case you were wondering, I'm partial to the B-53, with a three-bedroom model at a gargantuan 874 s.f. but please, don't feel pressured by my Trend Setter Tendencies. Feel free to choose for yourself.