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Tiny Homes and Cabins is a Movement that is sweeping BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan

What is the Tiny Home Movement?

What is the Tiny house movement that is sweeping B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan?  The Tiny cabin movement is an architectural and social shift in our thinking of how we live, how our decisions affect the environment, and how much time and money goes into our housing.

Largely the desire is to simplify life, by having fewer possessions, saving money and time on housing, having less impact on the environment, and ideally having a greater more fulfilling life experiences.

Simply put, the small house movement is a growing desire to live big, in a small space.


How big is a Small / tiny house?

The average house size being built in Canada is over double the size it was in the 1970’s.  In the 70s the average home size in Canada was under just under 1000 Sqft.  Today the average home size is 2200 Sqft.  That on average is over 700 sqft per person today in Canada.

Larger homes take more materials to make, and furnishings to fill, and energy to both make and maintain.

So in a way we are simplifying life again by reducing our home size and reducing our environmental foot print.

We are seeing a return to small houses under 1000 sqft.  Now the tiny home movement is usually smaller then the small house and is averaging less then 600 sqft.

There are also wheeled, trailer version of homes that are going to hoover around the 350 square foot size.

Tiny Home Living in Alberta BC and Sask Tiny house facts

What are the advantages of a Tiny house?

Obviously like everything in life there are pros on cons of Tiny Cabin living.    The largest advantage is the cost of your tiny home vs a traditional large house.

With less size comes less cost of initial purchase, and less carrying costs, and costs in taxes,  maintenance and utilities to heat and light it.

The Psychology of Home Environments, it is argued that the drive behind the tiny house movement is centered around desires of modesty and conservation, in addition to environmental consciousness, self-sufficiency, and wanting a life of adventure. Environmental psychologists reason that homes influence people’s emotional state because they “facilitate the social interactions and the power dynamics that are played out in a home”. -1

The old saying Less is more is very pertinent here.  With less space comes a need for less clutter, and fewer things.  

Fewer possessions is a large benefit of Small Tiny Home living.

With less size, comes less cost, and you may not be surprised to learn that 68% of tiny homeowners do not carry debt or mortgage on the home.  Because the carrying costs are lower, they also have more savings than the average person.

Also because of the reduced cost, these small cabins and houses become ideal beginner homes, retirement homes, lane homes, or recreational cabins and cottages.  They may also be the ideal solution to the housing crises faced by many Canadian communities.

Contact Us Now to discuss designing, and building your Tiny Home and Cabin in either British Columbia, AB, or Sk.

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