What exactly is the tiny house movement? To keep it short, pun intended, it’s a social movement where people are drastically downsizing the space they live in. It has been around for years but has recently started to gain a big reputation. There are tiny house conferences, a small house society and more and more people choosing to live in tiny homes each year. The average American home is approximately 2,600 square feet, and the typical tiny house is 100-400 square feet. Tiny houses vary in shape and size, some are built on trailers so they can move around, and others are stationed on property. They are usually able to encompass a bathroom, kitchen, living area and a sleeping loft. The different designs and layouts vary from house to house, but creativity is seen throughout. Everything from the home’s design, to their general location, is impressive. Environmental and financial concerns are a few of the factors that are driving people to live in tiny houses. They leave a smaller carbon footprint than a typical home, and cost a fraction to maintain. Owners of tiny houses say that focusing on a simpler way of living and reducing their financial burdens have positively impacted their lives, in a big way.