Tiny Houses


Mya Beard, Reporter

Tiny homes help change and improve the environment we live in. By using less materials when building, according to New Home Resource, a home under 400 square feet uses fewer materials to build than a 2,641 square foot (or average-sized) home. Using fewer materials also impacts the transport of these materials, as fewer trucks are needed. Also by comparison, a 186-square-foot home results in only 2,000 pounds of materials . That’s a massive difference for both wallets and the planet. New Home Resource also stated that among 80 tiny home downsizers located across the U.S., ecological footprint were reduced by an average of 45 percent.

      Nicholas Tippins states that tiny homes use fewer materials and are cheaper, by the same principle. It’s more feasible. Tippins states that, for instance, a tiny house may have a single bathroom instead of four bathrooms, meaning fewer go to repair and replace over the years. In one of my interviews Rochelle was stating that a tiny home could be more effective by saving up space when you don’t use that much space like you can live in a house and never go into half of the rooms in your home.  Something things about tiny homes is that they are  environmentally friendly but they are also cost effective depending on where you live but you could live in a tiny bus and it’s still environmentally friendly to the things around it.