It Doesn't Have to Be Huge and Stately to Be Livable!

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It Doesn't Have to Be Huge and Stately to Be Livable!



Small and efficient homes are something that can save you a ton of money in the long run, and they're certainly worth investing in if you can afford it. This small efficient eco-home is a great alternative to a extravagant and massive home, of course there's less cleaning and maintenance involved too which is always a great thing !

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This particular small efficient eco-home was featured on the "The Tyee" website where their slogan is "news, culture, solutions" and they really do a great job at boasting those 3 things. This particular article featured on the site shows just how small you can go with these tiny homes, and you might be surprised at what you see. Now you might be wondering what exactly constitutes a tiny home, right? Well according to the person interviewed for this article, a tiny home must measure less than 500 square feet. That's it. It can be any type of style, from wooden shacks, to a garage turned into a home, or a van... it doesn't matter. So long as it's someones home, and it's small enough to be less than 500 sq ft. you are officially living in a tiny home. Of course now that people are reconsidering the idea of being indebted to a mortgage for half their life, instead they're opting to save their money in favor of living in a tiny home. Of course you can live there for however many years, while you save up to upgrade to something bigger, or you can just enjoy the life in a tiny home for as long as you please. That's what many people are doing. There are people young and old considering this option. As you will see in the gallery listed in the article, there are many people from different walks of life featured.

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It might not be best suited to a family, but even people with small or big children are making it work in these tiny houses. It might be a little close for comfort at times, but it will also force you to only keep what you really need and to get rid of the rest. Since there's no room to store ample amounts of toys and junk, you need to evaluate what items are most important to your daily life - and either put the rest in storage, or say see ya later. The one man that you'll see in the slideshow, turned an old van into a tiny home by cutting off the top cab and inserting plywood to extend the walls even higher. He then revamped the inside to make it totally livable. The downside of having a home this small however, is that you can't really entertain guests. Well you can, but maybe not comfortably. They aren't set up for large batch cooking, or for more than one or two people to be able to sit down. That's why if you're someone who likes to entertain, you might need to stick to your regular sized house for now. On the other hand, if you're more of a simpleton, and enjoy your solitude, this might be the perfect option. Especially a small efficient eco-home. That way you're saving on your rent by living in a small space, but you're also cutting down on what little other costs you might have for electricity and all else.

If you want to learn more about tiny homes and all the great concepts that are popping up around the web, checkout the "The Tyee" website, because they have a lot of great resources that are constantly being posted on all things tiny home related, and other important news about current events.


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