Downsizing: The Popularity of the Tiny House Movement

Tiny HousesOne of the most popular documentaries on Netflix has been “TINY: A Story About Living Small,” which looks at the tiny house movement. The movie focuses on the filmmaker and his search to downsize his life.

The tiny house movement has been growing in recent years as people around the world look to take some of the confusion out of their life and choose to live in minimalist homes that, in a way, force them to go outside and interact with nature and the world around them.

As the name suggests, tiny houses are, in fact, quite tiny. Most of these homes are smaller than 200 square feet, with some built on trailer platforms that makes them easy to move. These homes typically have a small kitchenette and a living space with a bedroom in the loft. Each tiny house is built with convenience, functionality and ergonomics in mind, helping the owner live comfortably in a relatively small area.

Another side effect of these homes is that they take away the clutter from people’s lives. With such a small space to work with, tiny homeowners are forced to do away with unnecessary possessions that have overtaken their lives. The goal for these tiny housers is to live in a simple way that helps them connect more with the people and world around them.

Some of those taking part in the tiny house movement have built the home themselves, but as the Netflix documentary shows, that can be incredibly difficult. At Deer Creek Structures, we offer a wide range of small and portable structures, including a selection of cabin designs that can be perfect as your new tiny house.

If you are ready to take the plunge, or are curious and want to learn more, check out Deer Creek Structures galleries to take a look at the features and amenities available and consider the options available for construction and customization. The tiny house movement is incredibly interesting and those that have made the move to a smaller house have raved about it. Learn even more about tiny house life by checking out The Tiny Life, an online resource for those living in tiny houses or considering moving into one.

If you’re the next one to join the tiny house movement, start by calling us at Deer Creek Structures at 254-546-2276 and see what we can do for you.