When it comes to your own four walls, bigger usually means better. Who wouldn't want more space, storage and comfort? Well, not people who are part of the Tiny House movement in the USA, defined by living within 400sq feet of living space. But why should you squeeze your whole life into such a small space? Well, there are some very good reasons.
In most extended urban areas affordable housing is scarce and there is little space for new construction. A Tiny House on the other hand requires little floor space and can squeeze in the smallest gap between buildings. You can also go up into the air, place a Tiny House on the roof of existing low-rise buildings and enjoy the view. As fewer materials are used and construction times are shorter, the costs are much lower than for larger buildings. This makes home ownership affordable for people with lower incomes. The small houses can also score big points when it comes to sustainability: less living space, less CO2 emissions.