Tiny Houses seem to hold a certain allure for the millennial generation, of which I am a part – which seems strange to me when I think of my own family home and that of my friends, we all had ample space to laze about, our own rooms to retreat to, there were living rooms and dining rooms and multiple bathrooms. And yet here we are, seeing a boom in houses that average a mere 186 sq. feet, I myself have been tempted to opt to live in a tiny house over buying a full size home.
I think the tiny house lends allure to my generation, the millennials, who in general have been stuck in cities for too long and whose house buying opportunities are slim to none. The tiny house gives us an out; we don’t even need to own land to own a tiny house, and it allows us to rely on currency less, and on the earth and ourselves more.
The millennials are a generation who have lost hope in the daily grind, and yearn for the simplicity of the past – while still keeping our smart phones and laptops no further than a foot away from us at all times. We are a generation who has put child rearing and marriage off; either because we feel it’s antiquated, or because it isn’t financially viable.
In a lot of ways, the tiny home is our answer. It’s cheaper than buying a home and allows it’s inhabitants to focus less on the money they need to make and more on the life they want to live. Many tiny home compounds offer a type of community that has been lost on this generation, and for the most part, the tiny home is eco-friendly.
The main benefits of the tiny home are that:
- They can be extremely energy efficient.
- It’s easy to keep it tidy.
- It’s a fraction of the cost of a traditional home.
Do you think the tiny home will be the house of the future?
Watch this TED talk to get inspired!
Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂