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Small houses are becoming more and more trendy and this is just the beginning!

The tiny house craze is slowly spreading around the world… They have been around since the 1990s, but at the time they were thought to be huts made from rubble. After various events in the United States, such as Hurricane Katrina or the mortgage crisis, tiny houses have become a means of relocation for those who have lost everything. Citizens, scalded by various periods of self-isolation in recent months, are eager to escape the city, enjoy a corner of greenery without buying a second home. Thus, a tiny house is the best choice for an alternative lifestyle! But why have tiny houses become so trendy? Decryption.

What is a tiny house?

To be categorized as a tiny house, a small house generally does not have to no more than 40 m² of living space, and again, it is already large … The area of ​​u200bu200bthe tiny is usually about 20 m². Inside, they are all arranged more or less the same and include a bedroom (usually on the mezzanine), a living room (living room / dining room), toilets and a bathroom. They are obviously on a trailer, otherwise they are garden sheds! Finally, they are in most cases built of wood, environmentally friendly, and sometimes even self-sufficient.

Photo: West Wood Tiny / Laurent Merle

Where do these little houses come from?

Come to think of it, they have always existed! Didn’t the first people live in very small wooden huts? They will indeed return to 1000 BC… The Sioux or Inuit have been using them since time immemorial, just like the Samoans, and they were the real inventors of tiny houses in various forms (huts, igloos). From the 70s to the 90s they were privileged habitats for artists who were looking for small places to let their imaginations run wild. Then, in 2008, when the financial crisis hit the United States, many owners found themselves without a home… The tiny house then proved itself as a means to have a roof over your head.

Market supported by social networks

“The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period,” explains the website chatttennsports.com in a summary of his report. Growth is due in part to social media, the main driver of market growth tiny houses. Indeed, one only needs to look at the trends on Facebook or Instagram to understand the enthusiasm that these little campers are generating.

But why do people want to live in a tiny house?

The reasons, of course, differ depending on the owners, but three main axes can be distinguished in relation to …

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