We all know the old saying that “less is more”, but what about when it comes to things like where you rest your body after a long day at work? Read more to learn about the 6 reasons why the Tiny House movement is going to be big over the coming decades.
With less stress and without the burden of having to pay and repay debt, people are waking up to the realization that you don’t need to live in a monster home to be truly happy. With the average size of most North American homes increasing by over 60% since the early 1970’s, there is no evidence to suggest living in a bigger home adds to overall levels of happiness, despite what the advertisers and mortgage brokers will tell you! Having a larger home doesn’t mean you are 60% happier than those living in a small space. In fact, studies show that the larger the home, and the more time you devote to maintaining, cleaning, and servicing, the more financial and personal stress you will experience. Living light gives people space to define their worlds and gain more control over how they live life, ultimately leading to greater happiness and satisfaction.
Tiny House dwellers have proved time and time again that living tiny doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your quality of life. Reducing the size of your home has shown to increase your household gross income, often leaving homeowners debt and mortgage free. Imagine gaining financial security simply by downsizing to a tiny lifestyle.