Tiny houses are so hot right now, with growing numbers of people ditching the dream of a big, sprawling property — and the associated costs — in favor of a far more minimalist option.
While miniature houses are all kinds of cute, the perks of tiny house living deserve to be taken seriously. “In addition to being more affordable to purchase than average homes or mobile homes, today’s tiny houses are cheaper and easier to maintain,” said Matthew Davies, founder and president of Harmony Communities, which operates manufactured home communities across the western United States and is currently converting several of those communities to neighborhoods of tiny homes.
But do good things really come in small packages, or is tiny house living a trend that won’t stand the test of time? Here’s everything you need to know about living in a tiny house — the good and the bad.