These days, more and more people are looking for ways to live a smaller and lighter life, and trying to take up less space, use less resources, and leave a smaller impact on the planet. Others are questioning the idea of needing a lot ofstuff to live a rich, full life.
And that’s why tiny houses have become so popular. For some, they’re a way to live more sustainably. For others, they’re an affordable way to have a home without mortgage payments or high rents.
But a tiny house comes with certain adjustments. You can’t have a lot of things, you have to make the most of your space, and in many cases, you have to climb a ladder to get to the bedroom.
And all of that is why tiny homes are especially popular with younger people, either single or childless couples. But that’s not always the case.
Tiny houses are also getting popular with people on the other end of the age spectrum. Once the kids move out, many people like to downsize and create a space just for them, like one mom who created a tiny home as a personal oasis after her kids grew up and moved away.
But for Jody and Bill Brady, it was all about getting away from a big house that was quickly becoming more of a burden than a luxury.
The couple, who are in their 50s, decided that it was time to make a major life change, what they called “rightsizing” their lives.
First order of business? Ditch the big house. “The house owned us,” they say.
So they sold the house and began researching a way to make their own, tiny dream house.