If you believe this article in the Riverfront Times and not what you see each night on House Hunters, moving into tiny houses is becoming rather popular with young adults. In St. Louis Jesse Wright, her boyfriend and young son will soon be living in a 190 square foot house.
"All the principals of happiness are broken into only having the amount of stuff you can handle," Wright tells Daily RFT. "I've gotten used to having fewer things. Our kitchen is down to 100 most useful objects." Building a tiny house is the best way Wright can think of to own her home without giving in to the dark side of the American dream -- the mortgage. The average tiny house costs $20,000, she says.
And the tiny house movement (yes there is a tiny house movement) has become an ecological and economic cause nationwide attracting people who want to have smaller carbon footprints, spend more time outdoors or live in a home that's not tied to just one place. There's even a dating website for tiny housers.
I've seen these places on HGTV, but even though I can identify with downsizing, being crammed into a house that is basically the size of an average bedroom has no appeal.