5 reasons why I hate Tiny Houses

5 reasons


If you’ve spent any time whatsoever on social media in the past few years, chances are a Tiny House has crossed your path. They tend to be shared along with breathless comments to the tune of “That’s it! I’m selling everything and building a Tiny House in the desert!”

Tiny Houses are everything to everyone: Pinterest fuel for the aspiring declutterer, an adorable way to play in your childhood cubby house F O R E V E R, and an antidote to the McMansion hangover of the turn of the century.

Small houses can provide compelling alternatives to homelessness and urban density, but we’re not talking about those. We’re talking about the shiny, schmick versions of the idea; Tiny Houses as gee-whiz design blog fodder, hang the (often considerable) expense.

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