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Tiny Homes: Why They Are Becoming a Trend in Architecture

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Sometimes, things are done out of practicality, but give it a couple of years and some exposure in popular culture, and they quickly become more than just a temporary showing and a fad.

Some trends are there to stay and in this case, tiny homes will likely be around for a while. It goes with the idea that the world’s population is growing, and space needs to be saved. Or does it have to do with something else?

Let us see why tiny homes are becoming a trend in architecture.

Space, Practicality

Sometimes, you just have to work with something smaller. In the case of a home, you might want to make something smaller, to save space. Optimizing in that case is very important. When you have limited space to work with, you want every part of your home to be as effective as possible.

Practicality is important, and nowadays, there is a focus on minimalism, making things as small and as efficient as possible. There are a couple of reasons why people move in this direction.

Wastefulness is Bad

Wasting energy and space is really quite a bad thing. We have come to where we are because people were negligent about energy and waste, but on a much larger, industrial scale, all over the world. When you start downsizing and lowering costs, you can save up a lot of money, not to mention emit less energy into the world.

There is no need to have a huge house and rooms in which you will most likely feel very lonesome. A compact and effective home is much easier to maintain and is less likely to waste space, which can be used for something rather productive, like a garden.

Financial Power

Not everyone is rich, or rather, very few people are. Some people just have enough to get by. A tiny home is better than no home. In this case, people will make their home the best that it can be, for the least amount of investment. Not only does a smaller home require less maintenance, but it also costs less money upfront. 

Less maintenance also means fewer costs in the long run. A more reliable car that breaks down less often and has better quality parts is a much better investment than a new car which will be sitting at a shop more often than on the road. 

Modern

People like to be modern and in style. Some people like that more than anything else. When something becomes popular, you just have to do it, right? 

Why not have a tiny home, as well? It’s modern, after all. Popularity often directs the market and architecture isn’t different in this regard.

These are some of the reasons why tiny homes have become very popular recently.