What is Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are cute and often-mobile houses it is a home with running water and plumbing, appliances, and everything you’d need in a place to live

Why Tiny Homes

During construction of the average sized house, nearly 7 logging trucks of wood products are used whereas in a tiny house, only about half of one logging truck is needed. The pollution associated with an average house is significant (about 28,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year). In contrast, a tiny homes only generates about 2,000 pounds. If we want to save our resources and slow down the rapid rate of CO2 emissions, we must rethink what size houses we live in.

How much space do you REALLY need?

Tiny homes enthusiasts often fantasize about living in a closet with three windows and a door, but in reality, you’re going to need storage space, a place for your appliances to go, room to sleep and somewhere to stretch your legs. If you’re living with others, you’ll also want separate areas so everyone can have some privacy. A reasonable minimum is 100 square feet per person.

How Much Does a Tiny Homes Cost?

Tiny homes vary widely in price. The materials you’re using, the systems you want to have, and doing it yourself versus hiring a contractor all play a role in how much it costs to build your dream life style tiny homes.

Electricity Water and Gas

When it comes to supplying your house with electricity, your two primary options are to design your own renewable energy system with solar panels and wind turbines, or to tie your house to the local power grid.

For water supply. You should expect to budget between 30 and 40% of your capital for wet systems like plumbing and major fixtures. Tying in to your municipal water supply network is generally less expensive, provided that your home is easily accessible. The same principles go for your local gas company.