Is the tiny house movement a ‘big lie’? [treehugger.com]

Treehugger highlights an interesting article about the tiny house movement written by Erin Anderssen in The Globe and Mail: Teeny house, big lie: Why so many proponents of the tiny-house movement have decided to upsize

Writes Anderssen:

The ardour for tiny homes suggests it’s the next best trend in four walls. Certainly, the motivation is hard to fault.

As a society, we’ve been urban sprawling to our detriment, wasting energy, space and interest on sky-high mortgages. And we could definitely kick the knick-knack habit. But how small can we shrink without wreaking havoc of a different kind? Are tiny homes really sustainable?

In light of numbers of high-profile tiny house practitioners up-sizing, her article asks some pertinent questions about the practicalities of tiny houses and exposes some widely held misconceptions.

The Treehugger article does some nice analysis and has interesting discussion in the comments.

Both articles are worth the read if you have any interest in the tiny house movement:

Is the tiny house movement a ‘big lie’?

Teeny house, big lie: Why so many proponents of the tiny-house movement have decided to upsize