Considering the average American house consumes three-quarters of an acre of forest and produces over seven tons of construction debris, while using enough electricity to add over 18 tonnes of greenhouse gasses each year – it’s time for us all to consider a smaller footprint!
Living small does not mean you have to live without style or fabulous design. To the contrary! Since your overall cost of living is so much less in a small home, one can easily spring for the good stuff, like bamboo flooring throughout, hot water on demand, or recycled counter tops. Just imagine your small house with heated towel bars and warm radiant floors… all running on solar energy!
Like waking up facing the sunrise? Want to sit on your porch and watch the sunset? No problem! Since small homes are often mobile, simply rotate to suit your pleasure. If you need a break from your neighbors or the weather, you can be on the road or set sail in an hour.
The average small house can run you a fraction of what it would cost to remodel a bathroom, but if you are willing to do some of the work yourself, you save quite a bit more. I recommend reinvesting in some very cool green technology.
Need some help getting started? Tumbleweed Tiny House offers one and two-day workshops.
One walk through Jay Shafer’s “The Small House Book” will help ignite your imagination and open your mind to the joys and possibilities that only living life large can bring!