Dear Amy: We are studying the Tiny House movement in school, and for a class project we are going to build a model of one. Can you recommend any sites that would be good for our research? — Theodore S., Panama City, Florida
Dear Theodore: Sounds like a fun project! Tiny Houses are becoming a popular option for households looking to be free from the financial burdens of large house payments.
Homeowners typically spend 30 years paying off a home loan, and this can make it difficult to enjoy other activities such as travel. I am sure your class will be researching the financial benefits of this type of housing as well.
You can learn more at The Tiny Life, thetinylife.com. Check out Ryan’s Tiny House for tips about planning and designing your house.
For inspiration before you begin building, you might want to take a peek at some of the innovative ways people are building their homes across the country, and even the world. You can see many examples at Tiny House Talk, tinyhousetalk.com. You will find photographs, articles and a useful list of Resources that will help you in your research.
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