40 coolest tiny homes you'll want to live in. The tiny house movement has taken America by storm. While most Americans dream of buying a big, spacious residence, many people are now downsizing into more compact homes. The average house size in the United States is around 2,500 square feet. When you think about it, we don't need that much space. That being said, going down to 100 to 400 square feet is a drastic change.
In some cases, bigger isn’t always better. The advantages of having a tiny house may greatly outweigh reduced living space. The biggest advantage is less of a financial burden on you as the owner of a tiny home. A big chunk of American paychecks goes towards paying off home loans, mortgages, maintenance, furnishings, decor, and much, much more.
Yes, owning a regular-sized house is a good investment, but paying for a smaller living space means more money in your pocket in the long run. If you’re particularly adventurous, the fact that most of these homes can be hooked onto a trailer and taken wherever you decide to move may be appealing to you. You’ll be able to travel and be in the comfort of your own home.
Did you know...
- After her role as First Lady came to an end, Jackie Kennedy went into the publishing business. She became an associate editor at Doubleday and worked mostly on autobiographies. In fact, she was one of two original editors for Michael Jackson's 2009 autobiography Moonwalk, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
- Björk created a media sensation when she wore her iconic white swan dress to the 2001 Oscars. At the time, many derided it as hideous and a publicity stunt, but it has since gone down as one of the most memorable dresses of all time—even if it isn't exactly beloved. She says David Bowie was the inspiration behind the dress.
- Paris Hilton not only lives in a mansion, she also built a doghouse mansion for her Chihuahua. It's 300 square feet and includes air conditioning and heating. It comes decked out with designer furniture, a chandelier, a pink paint job, second-floor balcony, and enclosed "yard." It's not enough for you to live in luxury. Your dog must, as well.
- Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
- Jennifer Aniston's star-defining role on friends started a hair craze in the 90s that even lasted into the early 2000s. Called "The Rachel," Aniston's shoulder-length haircut had grown-out bangs and highlights styled to perfection. A hairdresser in Detroit noted that at the peak of its popularity, 40% of her business was devoted to recreating "The Rachel." Too bad that it was notoriously difficult to maintain on your own at home.