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The Tiny House Concept

How many of you have heard of the tiny house concept? Maybe you have ready something relating to the subject or watched a video on YouTube showing a person living in a small property which is classed a 'tiny'. What though is the real meaning behind tiny house?

Wikipedia tells us: "The tiny-house movement (also known as the small house movement) is an architectural and social movement that advocates for downsizing living spaces, simplifying, and essentially "living with less."

If you search on Google or YouTube then there are countless results to choose from that include some dedicated series focusing on living in property that are compact with many using the term 'tiny house'. One of the best YouTubers to follow is the Living Big in a Tiny House.

What determines a tiny house? There is no specific design protocol or that the dwelling needs to be located in any specific area. The most common reference to which is required is that the floor area should be no more than 37 square metres (400 sq ft) thus making it a tiny house. Though how you live your life in a tiny house is totally down to you, many that do are looking for not only the cheaper living costs, but also #selfsustainable #organicliving feature heavily.

The great thing about the tiny house movement is that it appeals to a wide audience from young to old, single to families. Most times the property will be relatively need in build as the trend is only a few years old, though there are many original / dated tiny house examples too.

"The 2018 International Residential Code defines a tiny house as a “dwelling unit with a maximum of 400 sq ft of floor area, excluding lofts.” source

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