Imagine living free from rent, mortgage and utility bills. Imagine living in a home that generated it’s own electricity and captured it’s own water. Imagine you could build this home yourself all for a very affordable price. Now imagine how your life would be different if you were free from debt?
We live in a rapidly changing world, as economic and environmental forces continuously beg us to re-evaluate our way of living on the earth.
The Tiny House Movement is a sweeping phenomenon in the United States, largely as a result of the recent economic troubles where many have lost their homes.
Tiny Homes are about living simply, beautifully and yet still with everything you need. It’s about freedom from debt and having the economic freedom to live a bigger life, instead of having a bigger house.
What is perhaps even more important than the financial and economic advantages of owning a tiny home, is the environmental benefits. Living in a Tiny House carries a much smaller environmental footprint, reduces the amount of resources we as humans consume to live, and encourages us to consume less in general. They move us towards a more simplistic way of life and open up the possibility for a more sustainable future.
Traditionally, these tiny houses are around 2.4 x 5 meters. They contain a living area, sleeping loft, kitchen and bathroom and are constructed to fit a trailer so they can be easily moved. For this reason the Tiny House revolutionises home ownership, as it allows people to own their own house, without needing to own the land that it sits on. It is possible to build these homes to be entirely self- contained and off-grid, generating their own water, and electricity.
传统上，这些小房子大约是2.4 x 5米。它们包含了起居空间、卧室、厨房和浴室，而且它们的构造适合一辆拖车，因此很容易移动。由于这个原因，小房子彻底改变了房屋所有权，因为它允许人们拥有自己的房子，而不需要拥有它所坐落的土地。有可能建造这些家庭完全自给自足和脱离电网，产生自己的水和电。
This infographic from the team over at The Tiny Life explores many of the reasons why people around the world are making the decision to downsize their homes in order to start living bigger lives.
这张来自the Tiny Life团队的信息图探究了为什么世界各地的人们都决定缩小他们的房子来开始更大的生活。