Another Tiny Houses: Back for Good this Time
There are plenty of good reasons why people are downsizing and moving into tiny homes and small homes, affordability, oil prices, heating prices, the sustainability movement and so on, not to mention, how downsizing frees your life of clutter, and makes room for things that matter. This article "Another Tiny Houses: Back for Good this Time," talks about some of the reasons why small houses might be here to stay.
The market for small homes started to hit its stride in around 2008, then dropping energy prices brought people back to oversized mansions. Some people think that small homes are making a comeback, and this time are here to stay, I have to agree. Small houses are 'greener' than a large one, studies show when you double the size of your floor plan, you in turn triple its energy use. Blu Homes, out of Boston, Massachusetts, are now selling factory built, energy efficient small homes, not as tiny as many of the small homes, with the smaller option measuring out at 600 square feet, its still reduces the amount of energy a family would use.
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