This Tiny House movement is very intriguing to me. Talk about reducing your carbon footprint; it’s as though you have no feet at all only living in 117 square feet. Storage is built into walls, beds are lofted with more than enough space to roll over and sit up, and most cost less than a college education–especially if you can get materials recycled or on trade.
This article from the March 2014 Entrepreneur magazine isn’t the first that I’ve seen. There are several blogs out there right now following everyone from recently married couples to mid-sized families’ choices to go tiny. They often build the house themselves, design it, and collect all the materials.
This particular article follows two men, one already living this life and the other who started a company for it, who made the Tiny House movement accessible to anyone interested in pursuing it. Selling books and building plans (there are some available through that blog search I linked to above) for “complete residences that started at 65 square feet.” They have since reconfigured, offering a book, The Small House Book, new house designs, and nation-wide workshops. You can easily find more at the official site for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.