More and more individuals, couples and newlyweds are joining the tiny house movement. Particularly in Vancouver, British Columbia, where homes are among the most expensive in Canada, couples are downsizing the space that they live in. Many that want to remain in the city are buying 300 square feet micro condos, but there is an alternative – the tiny house.
These homes come in all shapes and sizes, but the typical tiny house is around 100 – 400 square feet. You can build these homes on a small piece of land just outside the city, as a lane way home, or they can be built to move around. Who wouldn’t want a lakefront spot to park a tiny house? Here is one couple that is doing just that.
TheTinyLife.com blog explains “people are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons are because of environmental concerns, financial concerns and seeking more time and freedom.”
This is a lifestyle change – full time or part time. It’s about living with less and decreasing your environmental impact over time. According to the Daily Mail, buyers can be anyone from millennials and newlyweds who want to avoid the 30-year mortgage path to retirees who are downsizing.
For young couples that are not ready to completely give up their downtown lifestyle, a tiny house is an ideal future investment for retirement. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the opportunity to split your time between British Columbia and some place a bit warmer in the winter? Or perhaps you are looking to build multiple tiny homes on your property so you can have space for out of town guests?
Erin Carlyle from Forbes tells us about British Columbia, Canada based, Nelson Tiny Houses that has a “120-square-foot model with a sleeping loft, stainless steel kitchen counter top and a full pantry for $35,000.” If you looking for something a bit more modern, British Columbia Nomad Micro Homes feature a living room, kitchen, bathroom, stairs, and bedroom all seamlessly integrated into a 10′ x 10′ space. Stylish, eco-conscious living for under $30,000.