The benefits of living in a tiny house

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to downsize from your 1000 to 2000 square foot house and live tiny? Many of you reading this blog are probably here because you have had just that thought. So many questions and so many concerns on how life would be different for the better. Lucky for you, that information is just a scroll below. Come learn the benefits of living in a tiny home!

Energy Usage

Due to the small compact size of a tiny home, many use a minimal amount of energy as there is less space that needs electricity for heating and cooling. With tiny homeowners spending more time outdoors and away from their dwelling, we see an even greater decrease in energy usage. This may be the most significant benefit as it reduces your carbon footprint by drastic amounts and helps the environment. To take it a step further, tiny homes can be paired with renewable wind energy sources like wind turbines. The perfect addition to any tiny home is the Anorra home wind turbine. Help power your dwelling by using 100% clean energy!

Less Materials

It comes with no surprise that building a tiny home will require fewer materials than a traditional house. Building or buying one will cost you roughly $40,000 to $80,000 CAD, and if you have the “do it yourself mentality,” you can get it built for even cheaper! Buying a tiny home is easily 10 to 20 times more affordable when compared to the average housing costs in the Greater Toronto Area. The low price of a tiny home gives the owner the ability to pay for it with cash and avoid worrying about a mortgage. Not many people realize how many trees are cut down and used to construct a traditional house. By living tiny, you reduce this amount significantly and help the environment. To put it into perspective, on average, it takes 44 fully grown trees to build 2600 square feet of housing. Tiny homes are usually 100 to 400 square feet. So, if you do the math, you can see how many trees you save by living tiny.

Connection With Nature

Imagine waking up to birds chirping, the sun glowing, and the sound of a river flowing. That would be amazing! The small size of these homes allows you to be easily connected with nature. They can be sited in a place surrounded by Earth’s beauty and keep you out of the busy, loud, and complex cities.

 

These three advantages will most definitely help anyone interested in living this eco-friendly way of life make the switch. If you are already a tiny homeowner and want to learn more about ways to improve your carbon footprint, be sure to check out the Anorra!

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