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The tiny house appeal

The tiny house appeal

The small spaces are usually less than 500 square feet and often on the wheels of a flatbed trailer. The narrow house tends to have a kitchen, bathroom, and sitting area, and usually a loft bedroom.

Tiny houses appeal to home buyers who are not interested in living large. For a small but growing segment of the population, the small dwellings are making homeownership a possibility.

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Tiny houses meet practical needs

The reasons for the popularity of tiny homes are affordability and that they satisfy young people's need for mobility. They can be easily sold or rented.

Whether tiny houses will continue in the future depends on the economy. If the middle class continues to shrink, small homes will likely increase in popularity as people will need affordable housing.

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Tiny houses and eco-friendliness

Some of the appealing qualities of living in tiny houses are related to environmental concerns and eco-friendliness. Homeowners of a tiny house feel they are making a positive contribution to the world because it leaves a lighter carbon footprint.

With limited space, it can also be part of living a simpler life with a dramatic downsizing of clothing, housewares, furniture, and other possessions. It is less to clean and maintain and has lower housing payments and utility bills.

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Making it seem more spacious

While living in a tiny home may feel cozy and comfortable, others might consider the living space cramped and claustrophobic.Β 

  • To make it seem more spacious, a light colour on the walls, like light sage green, can make a room seem larger and more relaxing.
  • Maximising natural light will improve a person's mood while wood grains will have a calming influence.Β 
  • Ensure to add sound-absorbing surfaces, such as rugs or curtains.
  • Curvy patterns in towels or a rug on the floor can also feel comforting.
  • Keep the space not to complex visually by tucking things out of view.

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