According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average U.S. home size has nearly doubled since the 1970’s increasing from 1,400 square feet to 2,700 square feet. This is an alarming trend for the environment and its limited resource but it’s not the only option for future homeowners. Coinciding with the minimalist and simple living mentality, tiny homes are the next “big” thing. Tiny homes are just that, Tiny. While the sizes vary, most homes range from 65 square feet to 1000 square feet. For anyone that can take the leap the advantages of living in a tiny home are inspiring. Tiny homes first and foremost lessen our impact on the environment with the use of less material and less space to fill with unneeded accessories which clutter our lives. Tiny homes take less time to pay off and cost the homeowners much less in utility bills. An increase in free time is a central benefit to many tiny home owners. With less space comes less cleaning, less home repair, less time at work to pay bills and more time doing what you want. One notable tiny home company, Tumbleweed Tiny homes has been creating homes since 1997 and has revolutionized the tiny home to include everything a larger home would have, including a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, closet space and more. To find out more about tiny homes visit Tumbleweed Tiny Homes and Tiny Texas Houses.