25 Jul '12, 4pm

Why Hasn't The Tiny House Movement Become A Big Thing? A Look At 5 Big Barriers

Why Hasn't The Tiny House Movement Become A Big Thing? A Look At 5 Big Barriers

TreeHugger has been covering tiny houses for years; I even own one , the remains of a previous career trying to promote the idea of the tiny house. Notwithstanding the success of people like Jay Shafer and his Tumbleweed Tiny House line, it is still an incredibly tiny niche. What's holding it back? Over at The Tiny Life, Ryan Mitchell lists the Top 5 Biggest Barriers To The Tiny House Movement ; the first three L's are well known to me, I am not certain about the last two, and I think he is missing a big one. Land One of the largest hurdles for people wanting to live in a Tiny House is access to land. Land is expensive, in growing short supply and people want a balance of having land and being close to city or town centers where they can access services, entertainment and employment. One of the main reasons people are interested in tiny houses is that they are relatively c...

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