Have you noticed all the news and television shows about tiny homes? I have to say, I’ve been noticing it more and more (mostly on TV, on shows like FYI’s Tiny House Nation and HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters), that downsizing is quickly becoming a major trend. If you haven’t heard about the Tiny house movement, here’s a quick explanation:

“Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space.” (via The Tiny Life)

Tiny homes are sweeping the nation and many people are finding the transition to more simple living a breath of fresh air. So what are these tiny homes and can they really provide the type of living space many of us are accustomed to? If you have your doubts, you aren’t alone! But, let’s take a look at some of the tiny homes out there that are small on space, but HUGE on function and style.

The Tiny House Movement

A row of colorful tiny houses. / Image via Shutterstock, Inc.

Home Trends for 2017: The Tiny House Movement

#1. It begins with the simple concept of having the freedom to move around when the mood strikes.

#2. Interiors make use of all available space, like this attic/loft bedroom with skylight.

#3. The layout is always functional (and gorgeous) with skylights to brighten up the space.

#4. There’s no skimping on style. This little one is stunning in pink – and only 180 square feet!

#5. And the payoff is often the view. Here, the outside is just as beautiful as the inside.

Tiny House on a Large Farm

So here’s the question: these tiny houses have nothing more than a micro footprint, which is great for the environment and your wallet, but that’s tough when it comes to space. It would force you to leave many belongings behind and travel pretty light. Are you and your family cut out for tiny living? Would you take a leap of faith and go for it?

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