A tiny home should not be confused with normal small houses. There are certain requirements that a house must meet in order to be considered tiny. This means it cannot be higher than 4.3 meters (from floor to roof) and no wider than 2.5 meters. In general, a tiny house is any apartment with a living space of less than 37 m², although some argue that a tiny house can actually be anything under 50 m².
Tiny houses have become increasingly popular in recent years. More than 8,000 people flocked to the 2020 Sydney Tiny Homes Festival to check out the homes available and the various smart tiny house designs. On the one hand, tiny houses are an extremely efficient and ergonomic choice. Being able to live comfortably in a tiny house will save you significant money on your initial purchase and in the long run – especially on heating, cooling and electricity costs.
However, there aren’t as many people actually buying tiny houses as one might expect based on the trends. In fact, the number of tiny house purchases hasn’t increased in several years. This is likely due to a number of factors, not least the unaffordability of housing in today’s economic climate.
Measured per square meter, tiny homes can actually cost more than regular houses. But the public’s reluctance to make this commitment appears to be more ideological; It takes a special type of person to live happily in such a small space day after day. If you’re thinking about buying a tiny home, you should definitely think about it beforehand to make sure that such a cramped living space doesn’t become a problem for you in the long term.