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What can we learn from tiny homes?

We’ve been conditioned to believe that bigger is better. But is it? Lately we’ve heard so much about these small houses or tiny homes. Some of these homes can be as small as 80 square feet and still contain everything a person would need to live happily. Although this may seem like a great solution for the expenses involved in building your own home, there are several barriers that you would need to overcome. Your local municipality may have a minimum habitable structure requirement.  You may have a family, and three or four people may find it difficult to share a 300 square foot space. Let’s be realistic, most of us cannot imagine living in a 500 square foot home. But there are things we can learn from these tiny homes.

These small houses are well-designed homes. Without spare space, they need to make the most of the space that they have. Every square foot needs to be functional space. Before you build your home, you should determine your needs.  It may be more cost effective to pick a pre-designed plan with no customizations to start, it the end you save more when you actually build what you want. Over 90% of the homes we manufacture have been customized in some way because everyone has different needs. For our most popular plans, they have been redesigned hundreds of times for each of our unique customers.  We encourage our customers to borrow great design ideas from other plans.

Here are a few of our smaller designs that can be your starting place for a great home.

Fraser - 320 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Caledonia - 708 square feet, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Arctic Kispiox - 720 square feet,1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Cabot  - 768 square feet, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Hudson - 1012 ​square feet, 3 bedroom,2 bathroom