It’s tempting to say that a tiny house is a kind of house. A house that is of a certain size, colour and style. But it’s more broad than that. I should rephrase the question really, to What is the tiny house movement? Because that’s the reality of it, it’s more movement than a type of house.
So, what is the tiny house movement?
I think The Tiny Life says it best; “[It] is a social movement where people are downsizing the space that they live in. Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes and forms but they focus on smaller spaces, simplified living”. It’s a “way of life”, to borrow from the cliche.
Sure, most tiny houses look very similar. So it could be said that they are a certain size, colour and style. The typical American tiny house tends to be about 4.5×2.5m, has a loft bedroom and a small bathroom and kitchenette at the back, under the loft. The outside is clad in beautiful dark timber siding. The roof is pitched with a cute little gable. But that’s arbitrary. It’s more about the people that live in them, and their philosophy, than the thing they choose to live in.
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