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Why I want to build a tiny house

Tiny houses are trendy at the moment. It seems like there are dozens of Youtube channels, blogs, Instagram feeds, etc. published by people choosing to downsize their living space. It almost made me not want to build one, because the last thing I want is to be trendy!

This wordwide community of tiny house dwellers share many common ideals. These include: using less resources, paying less rent, and being closer to nature. And yes, I have these ideals as well. But each person who has made the decision to live in a tiny house has done so due to a different set of circumstances and life goals. The tiny house is simply the physical outcome of these. Some people choose to order one pre-made; others buy plans; others start from scratch. I'm starting from scratch because a) My education as an architect has (hopefully!) given me the tools I need to make one, and b) For once I have the chance to build something entirely for myself and I want it to be as close as possible to my 'dream'…