Is Bigger Always Better? The Tiny House Movement


By: Abigail Calhoun

The Tiny House Movement is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is estimated to be around 2,600 square feet, however, the typical tiny houses can be anywhere from 100 to 400 square feet. They come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable people to live in a smaller more efficient amount of space.

There are many different reasons why people are joining this movement,and the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. The majority of Americans spend a ⅓ to ½ of their incomes for the roof over their heads. 76% of Americans are also living paycheck to paycheck.

One of the alternatives to living paycheck to paycheck may be to live in smaller houses. While tiny houses may not be for every American, there are lessons that could be learned and applied in order to escape the cycle of debt that almost 70% of Americans are trapped in with bills, payments, etc…

Tiny Houses have so much to offer, they are a smaller space which means cheaper bills, therefore, making living more affordable for the average American.

Our very own Myrtle Beach is currently in the planning stages for a Tiny House development, so keep your eyes open for it.


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