26 Aug '16, 1pm

Tiny homes: The latest choice in building green

Due in part to recent television shows related to the trend, tiny homes are gaining visibility as a concept as well as traction in the marketplace. Although formal definitions don't exist, tiny homes are typically spaces of 100–500 square feet. They appeal to buyers who want to downsize, to minimize their environmental footprint or to spend more on travel or other lifestyle aspects instead of a large mortgage. Extra small, extra green Tiny homes are naturally greener because of their size. They consume far fewer resources in their initial construction, and the environmental cost of living in a tiny home is correspondingly smaller—for example, the average tiny home uses only six light bulbs , whereas the average regular home uses 45, and heating and cooling consumption is a fraction of the typical load for an American home. Environmentally sound elements of most regular-siz...

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