A look inside this luxury 280 square foot tiny house in Oregon

Tiny houses are growing in popularity as people not only learn more about them but also seek to experience a simpler life. After all, in the US, 68% of tiny home owners have no mortgage compared to only 23% of traditional home owners. Although the trade off in size is very noticeable, for many it comes down to what they are willing to trade off.

The average American home is about 2600 square feet, while tiny homes can range between 100 – 400 square feet. Tiny houses can be built completely off the grid with a couple of modifications, but typically they require the use of propane to help heat them in the colder months. This comes at a cost of between USD$5 and $10 a month for heating. When building, one also has the choice of hooking up to city water or putting in a rainwater collection unit with a filtration system.

Tiny homes can cost anywhere between USD$8,000 and $30,000 depending on how big you make them and what sorts of amenities you add. While typically tiny houses are designed for a simple, basics-only lifestyle, it doesn’t mean you can’t make them as luxurious as you like.

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