Month: December 2017

3 reasons tiny houses contribute to sustainable living

Our environment is getting severely affected by the consumption of fossil fuels. Increase in population is also affecting our environment. People now need more houses to live in. Houses are built and roads are constructed by cutting trees. This is increasing the carbon dioxide level in the air causing a number of serious consequences such as global warming, ozone layer depletion, etc. By living in tiny houses, we can reduce these terrible effects on nature. Here are reasons why.

  1. When constructing an average-sized house, you will need about 7 logging trucks to carry wood products for the construction of the house. For a tiny house, you will only need 1 logging truck. So, less wood will be needed and less CO2 will be released into the atmosphere due to less number of transports.
  2. An average house generates about 28,000 pounds of CO2 every year due to heating, cooling, and consumption of electricity. In case of a tiny house, only 2,000 pounds of CO2 will be released every year. So, you will have better air to breathe.
  3. If you live in a tiny house, you will be using less electricity. So, you will be using up less natural resources. Other people will be able to get their share too.

If you are concerned about the environment and want to make our earth a better place to live in then you should think of living in a tiny house. You will not only be contributing positively to the environment but will also save a lot of money at the end of the year.

4 tips for building tiny houses

Many people are now considering living in tiny houses. If you are one of them then you can take up a DIY project to build your tiny home. You don’t need much in-depth skill to do it. With some knowledge and suggestions from the experts, you will be able to build your tiny house within a very short time. Here are some tips for you.

Make a model

Using cardboard, make a model of your tiny house. Try to picturize your house in your mind. You should try to incorporate all the important elements of the house in your model. It will be easier for you to construct the house by looking at the model.

Know your needs

You should write down your needs. It all depends on your lifestyle. For example, if you need space for entertainment then you will have to make your living room a little spacious. Consider other things that are absolutely essential for your living.

Have lots of windows

Tiny houses will look cramped and feel uncomfortable if you don’t have lots of windows. You should make sure that you have lots of windows so that fresh air can get in and your house looks spacious.

Have smart storage spaces

When building a tiny house you should try to come up with smart storage plan. There are lots of things that you need to keep in your house. You should come up with smart plans to store these without taking much space. For example, you can have drawers underneath the staircase to store things.

These suggestions will help you to build a house that is comfortable to live in. Your house will look attractive and functional as well. You will be able to live in your tiny house without feeling cramped.