What is the Tiny Home Movement? Architects Worldwide are Finding a Brand New Customer Base

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The newest wave in American architecture has designers thinking big but building small. As the “tiny home” movement continues to gain momentum around the world, design/build firms are increasingly tasked with luxury builds — albeit on a much smaller scale. While the size of the typical American home has increased from 1,700 square feet to 2,600 square feet in the last four decades, a small percentage of homeowners insist on resisting the trend.

About 1% of all homeowners in America own tiny homes. Typically defined as a structure of less than 400 square feet, a tiny home can afford its owner financial peace of mind. For about the cost of a new luxury car — $60,000 or less — a homeowner can contract for a new tiny home. Although zoning restrictions can be difficult in some heavily-popul