Living large: A look inside the tiny house movement

Given the state of the current economy, a growing number of Americans with ordinary lives are choosing to scale down — way down. They call themselves the “tiny house”  movement. Need to Know visited one of the movement’s proponents, Dee Williams, at her small home in Olympia, Wash.

Her home measures 84 square feet, has a small sleeping loft, a compost toilet and enough closet space for a few shirts and pairs of pants. Williams says the downsizing has brought her a sense of contentment, and many others are beginning to follow her lead.

Plus: Things to do while relaxing in your tiny house


 
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  • Peter Kleiweg

    I’d love to see the video, but all I get is a black box with the text “Adobe Flash Player 9.” Can you fix this please?

  • Jerome

    Yes, please expand access to your videos to people who surf the internet using iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. I would love the option of YouTube and/or Quicktime in addition to the standard Flash format.

    About the idea of living in a smaller home: I’d say we should all go for it. The energy consumption that sustains life in a large “McMansion type house, contributes mightily to climate change, and cannot be sustained long-term.

  • DL

    There is no man made climate change, If there was, Al Gore would be in a smaller house.

  • Babylon

    I click the pic, and all I get is the same pic. No video, no slide show, no other pictures… nothing. Can someone fix this?

  • Julio

    @DLjuly30201012:38pm- If you think Al Gore is your best evidence that man made climate change isn’t true then you are officially the dumbest person I ever met.

  • wanda garfield

    glad to see the tiny house movement is getting some press. it costs less money to build, repair, heat or cool these houses. I am not saying all houses need to be under 100 sq ft, but the houses that are 2000 sq ft or more are resource hogs used to feed the owner’s ego. I would love to see these tiny homes made using straw bale, now that’s truly using a renewable resource, and would not need any other insulation.

  • _h!ggs_

    Video doesn’t play :(

  • Carlos

    The tiny house movement, in my opinion, is not about being green, it’s about increasing productivity, and efficiency. For extreme fiscal conservatives if one earns $100,000 per year, and spends $30k-$40k on housing every year they limit the amount they can invest in science, technology, education, new products and services, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    That same $100k per year earner who spends $10k-$20k on a tiny house in year one, can invest invest (i.e. buy) $30k-40k more EVERY year on the new products and services that will propel the country to greatness.

    Just like in WWll when an entire country pulled together to achieve greatness, the Tiny house movement can do the same thing. Refrain from buying granite counter tops from China (that only cost $100 by the way) and instead buy innovative new products and services from Silicon Valley, or American companies.

  • Mark

    Unfortunatley it is Apple who needs to add Flash support to their produces for you to view many things on the Web…

  • Alaska Cabin Dweller

    This is not new! It’s just trendy now because a few eco-friendly types needed something new to try. People in Alaska have been living this way, in tiny cabins with no running water, for YEARS!!!! We here in Alaska call them “dry cabins.” It’s not a new movement, it’s just the latest style trend…but how long will it last?!

  • Laura

    Agreement, Carlos! :D

    I believe that the “extreme” small homes have been around for a while, but they’ve recently exploded in popularity, which makes me thankful. The tiniest of the macro houses might be the new version of the coveted “McMansion” of the 90′s – 00′s, but I think the small-scale – but not miniscule – houses will continue to be favored. Too much really is too much, and I’m so glad to see that others are finally comprehending it.

    And by the way, when you click on the video, you do have to wait a minute or so for it to load. Even with high speed, I had to give it some time to get started. The “Flash” screen, though, might just mean that you need to update (or install) the Flash player.

  • Another Alaskan Dweller

    I just downsized to a log cabin efficiency with a bedroom and a lighted walk-in closet…a full bathroom, living room and loft for storage or sleeping…and yes, there’s a closet in the bedroom too. Two skylights filter in more light. I don’t need much more that this 330 square feet…I am getting used to the kitchenette and mini fridge. I love it.

  • Valerie Smith

    This video was fascinating! I’m so glad I discovered it. I’ve read about tiny houses, but it helps to see this video, to get a better sense of how it works. Thanks for reporting this.

  • Jeff

    Works for me–check it out! Fascinating.

  • Frank

    no its not new .neither is solar,or wind power and the masses have not embraced that either.so thats a weak arguement for doing nothing.the reason the small house is so rare in america is becaus in the 70s banks,builders and local government conspired aginsed the people and made laws and restrictions againsed building small houses.if you wanted a small house the bank would not loan you money to build it.and if you built it out of your own wallet local county, state code said you have to have a lot big enough for a large house to build your small one one.it kinda defeated the purpis of afordable houseing. no, the idea is old but the movement is new and i like it. a true test of a builders creativeity is to come up with a verry resorceful and user friendly space out of the least amount of sqware feet. everything about this is right, green and sustainable.

  • Janet

    I saw a show where they said that in the 1950s, the average-sized three bedroom two bathroom house was 900 square feet. Now it’s over 2000 square feet. A lot of this added space is the rec room, something that wasn’t necessarily found in the old homes. Not only that, but families are smaller as well. Does each person really need more space now than they did in the 1950s? Not only that, but our technology is getting smaller (and thinner), which means that we can’t blame the TV for needing a 20×15 living room!
    Personally, I couldn’t do with a 84 square foot home, but I could probably do with less than I’m living in now.

  • Tracey

    Would be a fabulous idea if most jurisdictions didn’t have Zoning Ordinances with minimum square footage requirements. Just like Democracy: functional in theory, but not feasible in practice.

  • Kathy handyside

    One thing that I’ve heard from people who have gone this route is that they no longer have to work full-time – they can afford to get by on less income and still provide for their needs. They have more time for their families, more time to enjoy life. I’d soon have that than all the McMansions in the world.

    This is going to be my retirement home. Tumbleweed Tiny Houses has some great house plans – that’s where Dee got her house plans. Jay Shafer, the designer, is a genius!

  • Kathy Handyside

    I’ve heard that if you keep the house mounted on wheels, it’s considered an RV and is then exempt from property taxes – and property taxes are another of the reasons so many people are losing their houses.

  • Kathy Handyside

    Tracey – you’re absolute right about the zoning codes. People are beginning to rise up and fight these. Why should we be forced into more house than we need, just because of corporate greed on the part of the housing industry (who were the ones who changed the codes)? There are so many people who are homeless who probably would not be homeless if the zoning codes allowed small houses.

  • Tony John

    Mother Earth News ran an article about tiny homes a few months ago. I’ve been living in a two room efficiency apt for about 20 years now. One of the the best things about living in a small space is that there is nothing that you need that is no more than about 10 steps away from anywhere you are.

  • Nett

    I really enjoyed this segment: Thank you for showing an interesting take on ‘Less is More’… definitely food for thought…..

  • Steve

    $10,000 for an 84 sq. ft. owner-built dwelling that has no plumbing and required no site prep or permanent foundation? That’s $120 per sq. ft. (with no real estate)! I don’t get it? What was all the money spent on? I know that photovoltaics are expensive, but many owner-built small homes are going up at costs under $50 per sq. ft.

  • jj

    Didn’t I see this in The New York Times — http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/garden/11tiny.html — 2 years ago? In fact, Dee Williams was featured then, too. What other 2 year old stories from The New York Times do you have in development?

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  • b bo

    1. A person should be allowed to build as big or as small as they want. Codes can inhance a neighborhood or restrict the neighbors. Iif you don’t like the code, you may want to build somewhere else although to be fair the paper pushers may very well regulate everybody except the rich out of the new house market.
    2. The cost to minaturize a house or almost anything takes a tremendous amount of effort and planning. While the total materials cost less, special materials may be required as well.
    3. If saving energy is your reason to llive this life style remember to build anything new requires much more energy than upgrading an existing structure.
    4. As for global warming hasn’t anybody heard of climate gate? The entire movement is suspect. Look what happened to the oil spill in the Gulf.

  • Deborah

    The tiny house reminds me of living in a mobile home in the backyard of my Aunt’s house in Alta Loma, California. Life was simple in my youth while comtemplating what was my next step in life. Realizing now years later in my 1900 sq. ft. home life is full of clutter and things that are showy and really are not meaningful. Declutterng and simplifying is meaningful and makes one concentrate on God, others, charity, environment, and helping people.

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  • Anita

    It’s ridiculous….I liked the house that she moved from…running water. Simpler life is good. McMansions are ridiculous . It is called using common sense to buy reasonable

  • marioca

    I like the concept of live simply so others may simply live. While traveling throughout latin america I’ve observed smaller dwellings foster closer family and community relationships and less attachment to things. US, with 5% of the world population, consumes 24% of world’s energy, and houses are part of that. See National Geographic’s Greendex survey of consumer’s behavior on the environment. Most sustainable were developing economies of India, Brazil, and China; US is least sustainable but improving. US is comprised of 5% of the world’s population and consumes 24% of the world’s energy=entitlement. US technology can lead the way to sustainability and every individual can make an impact good or bad-it comes down to values.

  • Steve

    Couldn’t let the climate gate crack go unanswered. A third-party investigator checked it out. It was debunked. This is another example of the original story going huge, but the debunking of the story hardly being mentioned at all because it doesn’t fit the cheap entertainment narrative. If a person doesn’t believe that dumping tons of CO2 into the atmosphere does anything, maybe we should dump tons of a random element in their yard and see if it changes anything. Chemicals DO stuff.

  • Virginia

    My spouse and I spent 2 1/2 years in Peace Corps (Ukraine) and lived in a small, one-room flat. It was, frankly, liberating to live with less. Making conscious choices and eliminating many of the tasks that come with owning things and maintaining them…well, I am grateful to have had the experience. Thanks for this story and for helping people begin to embrace a conscious lifestyle and a life that is about far more than acquiring things.
    “Ginn”
    In Sunny Santa Fe.

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  • JP

    The $10K have to include the solar panels. She had a small sink in the kitchen; why not a shower? “not trust her plumbing skills”? A small RV water heater would have been enough; build the place 2 ft longer and that’s it!

  • Lea

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    A very logical and effective solution toward reducing our dependence on the freeloaders at the top end of our society.

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  • curo

    i would love to live like this. but it’s not possible here in germany. unluckily you can’t just build a house. you would need property, which is immensly expensive. and then still you’re not allowed just to build on your own property what you want. no way, you would need permission from the government and i’m definitely sure you would never get one for such a tiny house (for various reasons).

    i would really like to just move to the US and have the lifestyle she’s living!

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    We recently downsized to a 1000 sq ft house and LOVE it. Getting rid of all of the accumulated crap was therapuetic and spiritual. We only have what we need and love and if something comes in something goes out. Carlos, it’s not about freeing up funds to buy other (American made) products. It’s about living a sustainable life that reduces your overall usage and wasteful consumption. For me, it was also an anti-war statement as I’m tired of our country fighting wars for oil. Not only do we live in a “small” house, but we ride our bikes, walk, and take the bus everyday.

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  • Sneha1965

    I hope this movement continues beyond the current recession. Please take a moment to view the pictures to this link of how people used to live here in this country in the late 30′s early 40′s. What happened to our country over the past 70 to 80 years? IMO, a massive Madison Ave take over to make everyone feel bad about what they either have or don’t have. Some call it progress or maybe just materialism that has distracted us from what’s really important – each other.

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    I’ve scaled down myself and I’m totally content living in a single-bedroom, 750sq/ft apartment. Some of these homes are just too small for me, but I LOVE the whole concept. It’s great that Dee is willing to share her knowledge and help other people build their homes.

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  • Mo

    While I am agreeing that it’s important to look at how much we are consuming as Americans or the problems with how often we associate our worth with the possessions we have. This report reminded me of a magazine spread entitled, “Young Farmers.” The spread which pictured and glorified young adults choosing to live a farming lifestyle, made me upset because it didn’t mention the many young Mexican people who were “young farmers” long before some of the people listed in the article were born. In the same way, the magazine left out that discussion, I, as a person who grew up low-income in Chicago, was joking with my friend after watching this report about me and the many people I grew up near living a “Tiny Life,” out of necessity. By ignoring that people have been doing this for many years, this report undermines how complex the discussion of people living in small situations is. The difference between Dee, others in the report, and me is before the recession they could choose to try this and then give it up if it didn’t work for them, and it sounds like Dee still can. I could not. Ultimately, I would like people to note the recession isn’t the first time this has happened. Aside from looking more closely at populations, like my families’, there may be history of similar projects during the Great Depression. It seems like the only reason this is getting attention now is the middle classes are experiencing, or possibly re-experiencing it.

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  • Martinfam2006

    maybe. Does that make it okay to be wasteful, greedy and overindulgent? we are meant to take care of our resources, not exploit them.

  • Rdenno

    Super…then it will be only the great middle class supporting the great and growing freeloaders at the bottom of society! Be careful what you wish for!

  • Reiner

    I like this very much, but it’s not a solution for most people. I only have to consider my own resistance to think about living in such a small space. It is also not really a home: If you have to go to another house to get to the bathroom – that’s more like camping. My fantasy about small living is more like this: Building a few round houses. A diameter of 25 feet roughly gives about 500 sqft. Study the way people build houses in Africa and elsewhere. I would like to build with rammed earth, at least in part. It’s very hard to do it alone, but doing the project with a group of people or families together building several small houses, that will work. If there are kids, build another little house next to it. You want to be able to live and work there, not just camp out. If houses are built close enough together, some of the utilities can be shared: Water supply from groundwater pump, sewage, etc. Not too close, the mutual attachment of those ‘pioneers’ is going to fade and if there isn’t enough privacy, the fighting starts. The biggest concern is that all the standards, codes and regulations might make it all a nightmare.

  • Nate

    I don’t quite see how you make that connection, Carlos. I mean you are right in a way, but having a tiny house actually means you can’t buy a lot of ‘stuff’ cuz there’s no where to put it. It also means you don’t need a lot of money to live, so what good does it do to work more and invest more to get more? I think the idea here is not support endless economic expansion which is essentially unsustainable and uses more resources and energy than the earth can provide, but instead to allow people to untie themselves from the extreme capitalist machine. I mean, I’m still somewhat conservative, and don’t believe that some kind of socialism is a good alternative, but I also don’t think that extreme capitalism has made us any happier as a society, if anything it’s degraded our lives and the lives of many others in the countries we subjugate to our economic machine. Just some more food for thought…

  • Nate

    I don’t care for Al Gore, but someone needs to travel and see some of the changes happening around the globe in the past 20 years – especially where rich white people don’t typically go. Global warming or not, our consumption has had a really nasty impact on this planet we call home.

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  • Lnswift

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  • Theresa_mccune

    I agree with downsizing and am excited about the possibilities, but can’t help think that if we anylize the small house movement further, it may actually be worse for the environment than simply buying a condo for the same price. I live in a larger condo than most of the tiny houses, but it cost me the same price. Tiny individual houses make me think of individually wrapped cheese slices, or in other words overpackaging. Wouldn’t it be better for the environment to live in multi-family condos of the same size?

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    While a tiny little 84-square foot house might make a dramatic story, the fact is that a house with no bathtub, and no privacy when you have multiple family members, isn’t the kind of place that most people want to raise a family, or even live with someone else – not even those who feel that “less is more” and want to downsize from the bigger-is-better houses of today.

    The more modest houses of the 1950s (and earlier), on the other hand are something that can be more realistic for more people. We’d do better to focus on modest housing options that have worked for people in the past – small two-story attached townhomes in walkable mixed-use downtowns, and small cottage/bungalow type dwellings on small peices of property close to public transportation, are the direction I think we need to head in – or rather, the direction in which we need to re-trace our steps. Homes with enough rooms for people to shut a door and have some quiet, a real bathroom with a tub to bathe kids in, a kitchen big enough to accomodate a real stove so you can cook for a family, and small city-sized backyards – but no unused or little-used extra rooms, no rooms that are way bigger than they need to be, no extravagent storage space to encourage excess consumption, and no giant sprawling lawns.

    That’s the sort of thing zoning should be encouraging.

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  • Bob in Ohio

    The middle class are supporting the FREELOADERS in the uber-class.

  • Barbaraok

    We’ve been living in less than 400 sq. ft. for 5 years – called an RV! Nothing knew about it except that we do have our own bathroom on board. RVs have a much smaller footprint, use less resources and are a great way for retirees to save money and see the country.

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  • Rich

    I agree that a large house is not essential, I live on a sailboat and it only has about 300 Sq Ft and it’s plenty for me.

  • Anonymous

    Except for the neverending HOA fees, the neighbors that can get to be not fun to live near, etc. 

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  • DennyH

    Our first house was a 3br 2bath 1100sqft “mini mansion”  built in 1957. Back to the future we all go…

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    If you think about the high cost items being compressed into a lower denominator, a higher price per square foot makes a lot of sense.  There’s no fluff.

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  • Love our Humans

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