So we’ve all heard of Marie Kondo, right? She’s the Japanese organising consultant who teaches people to cut down on any belongings that don’t ‘spark joy’, and live a more minimalist life. Well, now it’s not just about cutting back on belongings – it’s also about minimising the space in which you keep it – your home! Cue the ‘tiny house’ trend…
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‘Tiny houses are part of an international trend of simplifying lives by reducing the size – and therefore the resource consumption – of homes, without sacrificing quality of life,’ explains Adrian Chia, co-founder of tiny house company Big Tiny (bigtiny.com.sg).
So, how big (or should we say, how small?!) is a tiny house?
‘Currently, there are no definite measurements that qualify a tiny house – however, any residential structure under 40 square metres is generally accepted to be a tiny house,’ Adrian adds.
Keep in mind you can actually build a double storey or loft-style tiny house if you do need a touch more space.
You can build a tiny house fixed on the land or on top of a trailer – the latter are known as tiny houses on wheels (THOW). These can all be built with sustainable materials, too, to add to the environmental friendliness.
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