In Kansas City, tiny house trend catches on
On a recent Friday, Matt Berry and Sami Jo McFarland left for a summer in Cape Cod, pulling their dream home from the driveway.
The couple, residents of Independence, a Kansas City suburb, had spent the past year designing and building the $15,000 project. At 8 feet wide and on wheels, it’s a tiny house.
How tiny? In 2013, the average size of a new single-family home in the United States was 2,598 square feet.
Now imagine a space about 18 times smaller. Berry and McFarland are a few months from finishing their 144-square-foot tiny house whose total area will hold a kitchen, living room, bathroom and lofted bed.