How Big Have Tiny Houses Become

I thought I’d show you just how big tiny houses are becoming. I’m also curious to know what you think about this trend – so if you have a strong opinion leave it in a comment below.

In the beginning, tiny houses were very small. Jay Shafer’s original Tumbleweed was 12-feet long, which is the length of the first house in the image above.

Since then tiny homes have been getting bigger to accommodate more people and functions… and honestly, more comfort. As the size has increased, cost & weight have increased while portability has decreased.

Some wonder if the Tiny House Movement has lost its way. Others argue that homeowners of larger tiny homes are still being rewarded by the benefits of downsizing.

To demonstrate the change in size visually I’ve created this comparison of the houses I’ve designed over the years. This is just a small sample showing the range of sizes.

Is this trend good for the tiny house movement? Is slightly bigger better? What do you think? Leave your thoughts below.


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