The Rise of the Tiny-House Movement

The Rise of the Tiny-House Movement

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Cambria Bold
Jul 26, 2011

"The rhetoric of modern tiny-house living begins with the assertion that big houses, aside from being wasteful and environmentally noxious, are debtors' prisons. Their owners work in order to afford them, and when they actually occupy them, they're anxious. Tiny houses are luxurious because they are easier to take care of and allow their (presumably debt-free) owners to spend more money on pleasures... [But] owners of tiny houses often believe that there is a conspiracy among home builders and banks to make houses that are bigger than what people need or can pay for..."

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