Living Tiny

How Big is a Tiny House?  The Tiny House Movement can be defined in different ways depending on who you ask.  Many people define a home that is under 400 square feet as a Tiny Home.  Others take into consideration how many people are living in the same space, and adjust as needed.  300 square feet of space for one person could be considered too much, or too little.  The same amount of space for a family of 5 might not be feasible.  Larger families might want to consider living small, in a home under 1000 square feet.

Are All Tiny Homes on Wheels?  Tiny homes can be stationary or portable.  It’s all about creating as much freedom in your life as possible.  That could mean finding a nice piece of land, settling down, and enjoying the extra outdoor space.  Or building your tiny house on wheels, moving around frequently meeting new people, or saving on rent space by parking in friends’ and family’s backyards.  The general idea is to spend less money on your housing situation, and focus on other areas in your life.

What is Average Housing in the United States?  The 2010 Census states the average size home in the US was 2,392 square feet. In 2007 it was larger, at 2,521 square feet. Going back to the year 1973 on the same chart, the average American home was 1660 square feet.

According to a study in 2013, conducted by, 76% percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.  These citizens claim to have less than six months’ worth of savings. More than a third have no savings at all, and half have less than three months savings for emergencies.

How Can Living Tiny Change My Life?  Living Tiny can change your life in many ways.  You can downsize into a smaller home, and keep living and working the same way you do now.  This will enable you to save money and possibly retire early, enjoy more vacations, invest it, or spend it in on other experiences.  Many people that choose to live smaller ended up working less right now.  They jump right in, knowing they can be thriftier in all areas of their life and spend less time in the office because of it.