Vacation home, permanent dwelling, guest house and much more – tiny houses have a broad range of use.
But in tough times, they have also been helping countless people in their time of need.
An example of this is David Latimer, CEO and founder of New Frontier Design, who in 2017 was selected to build homes for victims of the California wildfires.
Meanwhile, Tiny House Scotland is the brainchild of architect Jonathan Avery, who designs and builds micro architecture.
Avery’s tiny house designs are central to a “village” for the homeless in Scotland.
The Social Bite village provides a low-cost, safe-living environment for up to 20 people for around 12 to 18 months, with support to transition into permanent housing afterward.
While the past couple of years have affected the economical market negatively in many ways, we have seen an explosion in the demand for tiny houses.
People want to reconnect to nature after being trapped in cities.
They want the personal and physical experience, to feel liberated after the confinement of an impersonal, online existence.
This way of living can be so intimate and cosy, comfortable and warm.
In the UK, exciting initiatives are forging ahead too. The plan is to build between 12 and 15 homes, and significant communal spaces, including kitchen, dining hall, eco-laundrette, workshop etc.
With a commitment to sourcing as much of their local resources and labour from their bioregion as possible. Only local tradespeople will be employed, and therefore supporting the local community and lives.
We are so excited to be a part of the growing tiny house community, and the future looks bright with endless possibilites for these small houses to make a huge impact on our lives.