A Little Lofty
America is having a love affair with tiny houses, from TV shows “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunters” to movies including “Tiny: A Story About Living Small.” Pinterest has more than 900 boards devoted to tiny houses, and Houzz showcases thousands.
“Many Houzz readers have been fascinated by the idea of a portable home they can pay off quickly and personalize down to the smallest detail,” editor Sheila Schmitz said.
Americans, whose homes average about 2,200 square feet, may be responding to the benefits tiny-house owners cite: financial and emotional freedom, a greener lifestyle, the satisfaction of building one’s own refuge.
The phrase “‘tiny house’ put a name to the movement that was already there,” said Thom Stanton, a tiny-home builder in West Virginia.