Downsizing has been a hot trend during this recession (or recession as of late if you think it’s over) and one way some people are downsizing is in their everyday abode. From Tiny Tumbleweeds to small eco-footprints, small is the new “in.” And small sometimes becomes tiny – tiny can be linked to freedom in some ways; freedom from too much stuff, too much debt, or just too much of everything.
I’ve written pretty extensively about Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, but another website I came across the other day is Tiny House Design by Michael Janzen. He also designs tiny houses and has written a book that offers 230 tiny plans that you can build yourself (yes, that’s two-hundred thirty encase you need more choices!)
Many of his plans include a loft sleeping area that accommodate up to two queen-sized beds, an array of layout choices, and are designed to be built on a trailer or raised foundation. Below is a preview of his Tiny House Plan Book:
I don’t know if I’ll ever downsize to such a small space (and if I ever do, it won’t be anytime soon!) but it’s a great option for people looking to live a debt-free, mortgage-free life-style. I completely see the allure. 😉