The Big Benefits of Tiny Homes

July 13, 2015

The average size of homes of Americans is 2,200 square feet, but there is a growing obsession with tiny homes.

“Perhaps they are responding to benefits tiny-house owners cite: financial and emotional freedom, a greener lifestyle, the satisfaction of building one’s own refuge,” Nina Patel writes for the Boston Globe.

Thom Stanton, a tiny-home builder in West Virginia, tells The Boston Globe which two demographic groups are fueling the movement: Millennials, whose mounting student loans have put traditional houses out of reach, and retiring baby boomers, who want affordable homes that are easy to maintain.

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