Builders warns that building code requirements and regional rules can pose major hurdles to tiny home ownership.
Majestic mega-mansion or cosy wooden cabin?
The idea of shifting to smaller houses is growing in appeal in an era of high house prices, but regulations stand in the way.
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And the technology can be used for bigger homes, too.
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.
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.''
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.
"One House, Many Nations."