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Jay Shafer is the responsible guy who came up with the idea of Tiny Houses! His company, known as Tumbleweed, is part of the small-house business. In 2002, he founded the Small House Society in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2003, he was commissioned by Gregory Paul Johnson to build The Mobile Hermitage, which became one of Tumbleweed's first commercially sold homes.
When did small houses start to flourish?
It turns out that during the Katrina Hurricane disaster in 2005, Marianne Cusato developed 308 square feet of cottage structures for the homeless victims and the small house movements flourished.
You want one? What to do next?
Identify the square images you need. Visit local buildings before the factory to get a feel for what your minimum requirement is or rent a Tiny House for a week - to make an assessment and experience your convenient living in a Tiny House. Then start brainstorming and planning the installation and your storage needs. Slowly but surely you will begin to form your image of the inside of your little house.
A 320-square-foot pre-fab building is enough to make it comfortable and the transition from big to small very easy. Some even include all appliances and HVAC systems. All you have to do is pay for the building (about $ 35K), plus taxes and transportation. Another option is to contact a builder of your choice.
You must also examine the state laws and requirements of these small houses. A good source of information is through the American Tiny House Association.
There are several resources and websites that sell plans, workshops, existing properties for sale or even rents. So these little houses are here to stay for a long time and a definite solution for not paying the mortgage of 30 or 40 years.
Getting creative in small houses
Imagine yourself in a small house and exactly what you expect to feel and be comfortable. Let's entertain our thoughts right now ... think about having enough kitchen cabinets, maybe a projecting pantry, a small assortment of oven, enough sink space to cook, a small sink, wardrobes for your bedroom and where would you squeeze in your washer / dryer, well ... and don't forget your bathroom supplies. Do you want a sleeping loft or bedroom on the same floor? If you have a loft, how do you want your stairs? Will you have storage under or inside your stairs? As for your living room, go into creative equipment to save space with a small couch with drawers or during storage, maybe a drop sheet for dinner or work with a laptop and keep working on all your ideas by putting them down . Then prepare a layout drawing with all your ideas and include measurements.
There are many ideas out there for small-scale furniture that saves floor space. Sofas with storage drawers, corner desks, floating desks, folding tables for drop sheets, storage trunks, Murphy beds, bed sliding out or up and down from the ceiling, many many more. The truth is that whether it is in a small house or not, there are also good space-saving ideas for small apartments, small rooms, sun rooms, dormitories, boarding houses, homes and even studios. Many innovative and creative ideas come to life every day from different sources and all because of their need. Very well said by Plato "necessity is the mother of invention".
Last, but not least - A reality check
I recently read an article "Dear People Living in Small Houses - Medium" by Lauren Modery where she wrote this article about small houses and brought up some raw realities of living in a small house that was not so good, but the truth is no matter how many square meters you buy your Tiny House, these can be customized to be very comfortable and efficient. You will enjoy many good experiences such as being able to get up to speed when you want to travel, enjoy the freedom of mortgage, pay very low utilities and get billed for less real estate taxes. Without a doubt, a great blessing!
But in the end, it's all about planning wisely in the future by staying within your budget and making sure your expectations are met.