And the technology can be used for bigger homes, too.
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The tiny house movement is growing in popularity because it allows people to build homes that are more environmentally sustainable. Being compact, tiny houses require you to parse down your possessions for a simpler, cheaper lifestyle.
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With 30 plus years of construction experience on his side, Steve Zaleschuk started his business, Finished Right Contracting last fall. He educated himself on the tiny home movement, researched materials, and tiny home building plans, developed a website, and simply got to work. He hasn't looked back since.
"The idea is to raise awareness of the situation.''
Smaller homes in infill developments are becoming an alternative to condo towers.
While the housing and rental markets continue to make headlines in the news, alternatives to conventional homes have started to become more of a topic of its own. From tiny homes, to the Google employee living in a van, these examples offer a glimpse of the 'alternative home living' movement, a lifestyle where people are choosing to live in homes that greatly deviate from the norm.
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Only $20,000. But read the fine print.
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"One House, Many Nations."
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From a shipping container-turned-home to a tiny trailer, these spaces are seriously small.
Fraction of the size, fraction of the cost.
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The 145 sq.-ft. units would feature a bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping area.
The treehouse on Pender Island has 165 sq. ft. of living space and cost $8,000 to build.
There is something disturbing about the way local media continues to laud people for moving into smaller and smaller spaces simply because they can't afford anything else.
A family in Victoria is looking for a place to put the 350 sq. ft. home they're building.