You all know I’ve been an advocate for tiny homes and simple living for some time. I get online and salivate over these little gems…
(204 square feet in Tennessee)
Dream a little dream. And I mean little. That does not faze me. I love small, cozy spaces.
The living room/kitchen of a tiny home. It really doesn’t look that small to me. How much does one person need anyway?
Just look at this one. A sweet little kitchen. A feeling of openness with that hallway leading to a back door. A place to eat while gazing out the big window.
Why does a tiny house make sense in this day and age? See the infographic below.
See that approximately 2 out of 5 tiny home owners are over 50? Just kind of makes sense. Many that age live alone. They are tired of the upkeep of the home where they may have raised their children.
It frees a person up for a whole different lifestyle. One that is more carefree and sensible.
The Jay Shafer Tiny Village in Sonoma County, California. Some information about the village…
SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE VILLAGE
DENSITY: 16–22 houses-per-acre
SIZE: 40 -70 beautiful tiny houses (RVs), each up to 400 s.f., plus sleeping lofts
AMENITIES: A 800 – 1600 s.f. common house, private gardens, 1.5 parking spaces per house, shared outdoor space, private storage units, prominent pedestrian walkways out front with parking out back.
LOCATION: Northern California
ZONING: RV Park
INTENT: To create a contagious model for responsible, affordable, desirable housing.
PROPOSED OPENING: 2015
DISCLAIMER: Any or all of these ideas might change if we think of something even better.
And how about this cute little house? It’s called The Wedge.
These rolling cabins are pricey. $82,000-$95,000. Way out of the ball park for many tiny home buyers.
I know this isn’t everyone’s dream. Many people would feel claustrophobic. And for more than one or possibly two people, I can certainly see that.
But to me these homes are so desirable. Tiny, manageable, cozy. Alluring, cute.
Next I’ll be looking at more affordable tiny homes.