The World Is Catching on to the Tiny House Movement

There’s a tiny house movement worldwide that aims to reduce carbon footprints and greenhouse emissions.  Some of the homes are as small as 70 square feet.  Most are under a thousand square feet, but are designed so well that they feel cavernous to those accustomed to larger dwellings.  Learn more about space-saving and compact living from this info graphic.” – The Tiny House Movement [Infographic].

Tiny House Nation Premieres Tonight, Wednesday, July 9 at 10pm ET

In “Tiny House Nation,” renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them, as well as help new families design and construct their own mini-dream home in a space no larger than 300 square feet…  “Tiny House Nation” is not a typical design show, but one that proves size doesn’t always matter – it’s creativity that counts.” – A+E Networks

Look for the show on the FYI Network (formerly BIO).  Story via A+E Networks – Life is Entertaining.

Downsizing to a Tiny House to Find Big Happiness

By her own admission, Dee Williams was living the American dream. She had a three bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, a backyard and a 30-year mortgage. But everything changed when she fainted in the grocery store one day. ‘I’m an outdoor person and I’m a runner, a climber, a very athletic person,’ says the writer and sustainability advocate. ‘One morning I woke up in an ICU room in the hospital and I had had a heart attack, and shortly after that was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.’” – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

Read and listen to the story, Downscaling to a tiny house to find big happiness