Survey: Americans are willing to try tiny houses — 600 square feet or less


Would you be willing to live in a “tiny house,” a dwelling that is 600 square feet or less?

Just over half of all Americans said they would or might be willing to try the extreme downsizing, according to a survey by the National Association of Homebuilders.

Tiny houses are an emerging market for people who want to keep their footprint as small as possible on the landscape.

For example, a 600 square foot home would be akin to a mansion compared to the typical sizes of tiny homes, which come in at around 200 square feet or smaller.

Some issues preventing the wide scale development and adoption of tiny houses include zoning restrictions which dictate the minimum size of a house, standard lot sizes aimed at standard sized dwellings and more.

While 53 percent of all Americans say they might be willing to give tiny houses a try, there are differences based on generations.

For example, 63 percent of Millennials are open to the idea of tiny spaces while only 45 percent of Baby Boomers like the idea.

And only 29 percent of seniors would be willing to try living in tiny houses.

You can read the full survey here.

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