There is power in data. When it comes to legitimizing tiny houses as a quality housing option, education is key. Essential facts can help paint a picture of the movement as fiscally responsible and environmentally sustainable, giving outsiders a clearer of understanding of the benefits tiny homes can provide our communities and why people are drawn to this lifestyle.
A growing number of universities are conducting studies on tiny houses and people who live in them. Currently the Building Construction Department at Virginia Tech is collecting responses for their online survey entitled, The Ecological Footprints of Tiny Home Downsizers. If you are a tiny homeowner, contribute to this research study to learn about how downsizing to a tiny home influences one’s ecological footprint. The survey is available HERE. It is open until the end of November. The pilot study results were shared in the October issue of the Tiny House Magazine. The study’s final results will be shared in one of the spring issues. Stay tuned!
Here’s a snapshot of the benefits of downsizing into a tiny home. Living in a tiny house by the numbers: