I am thinking that only 100 sq ft might be a tad bit small for us to live in, but I do like the idea of a smaller space. The more square footage you have, the more you have to clean, heat, cool, maintain, etc – I personally have much better things to do than work on my house each and every day! I figure as long as we have enough space to move around in, that’s enough for us – no big house necessary. But some people are taking “small” to the next level – by downsizing their life to fit in 100 square foot houses. Some of you might already know about Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, but I came across this video over on CNN that does a nice job of both showcasing the houses and looking into the “Why?” aspect of moving your life into 100 square feet:
The people living in these tiny homes pay an average of about $75 a year for utilities, and the homes themselves cost anywhere between $15,000-$45,000. Check out this video of Jay, the guy that started the company and lives in his own tiny house:
I think there is something to be said for people willing to live in such a tiny space, but I know I could not do it. Small is one thing; in fact, when we buy a home we are going to specifically buy something smaller than what your average person might want because of all the reasons I listed above. But 100 square feet might be cutting it a little close. Could you live in a house this small? They do afford you the ability to A. move your house when you want to, B. live in a community you otherwise might not be able to afford to, and C. live without a mortgage payment. What do you think?
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