Get Away from it All and Build a Home for $20,000 Like This Couple Did!
Tiny house living has never been as popular as it is today, with a variety of styles, designs, plans and sizes of tiny houses available. If you like tiny house living, you'll want to read about this "Couple’s DIY Simple Life in a Tiny Home in Alaska."
When Alaska experienced an economic downturn there were lots of lost jobs and homes. So in 2010 the opportunity arose for this couple to buy a plot of land outside of Fairbanks, and they did. Since they had a small land payment they decided to start building their own tiny home of about 264 square feet. They built the tiny house little by little without a mortgage. When they bought the land, one of the first things they did was pitch a tent and start the building process. After two years they decided to expand the cottage to about 520 square feet. Today the tiny house has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and living area. It took them about two years to build and it cost around $20,000. All of the hard work is paying off for the couple since today they live mortgage free and rent free.
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The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the stuff that goes into a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
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