There are homeless people living all around the world, with such a large percentage in the United States alone. The housing market is currently so expensive and demand for affordable housing is high, but as the cost of living increases more houses become unaffordable.
Tiny homes offer an effective solution to this problem. Smaller than normal residences, tiny homes are often 100-600 square feet in size and they can be built on trailers that are pulled by cars to an available lot. They usually do not have plumbing with them, but they do include electricity and water supply lines. That means that construction providers don’t need to dig up yards to put in plumbing pipes or create new septic systems before putting down a foundation. The ground underneath the trailer becomes the foundation for the house and if occupants needs additional space there’s always room for expansion nearby.
Tiny homes bring many benefits to people who live in them including lower energy bills because heating and cooling is much more efficient on smaller spaces. A tiny home is not just a trend for people that are looking to simplify their lives, but it also has a lot of benefits. Tiny homes require less energy to heat and cool. In fact, they use around 90% less energy than a conventional household. Small living spaces are easier to heat because walls are insulated better. Most people in North America use about 31% more electricity per year than they should because they don’t realize the power supply is adjusted during periods of peak electric demand.
Some of the benefits of living in a tiny home include an easier ability to build and lower cost, reduced energy consumption, and less time spent maintaining the property. Smaller structures also have a smaller environmental impact on the land that they occupy. The reduced cost, and consequent lower energy consumption, of a tiny home is because it is typically smaller and more efficient.
Tiny homes also provide safety from natural disasters like flooding since it takes much less time to rebuild these structures, convenience because they’re movable and low-maintenance, among other advantages. Homelessness should never be something anyone has to struggle through when there’s so many viable solutions available today; one of which is tiny homes.