The phrase “tiny/container home” is now loosely used to mean anything comparatively small, semi transportable, compact in living arrangements with a very high utilisation of space. Container homes, modular homes, even traditionally built compact auxiliary or secondary dwelling homes are now often colloquially referred to as “tiny/container home”. There are a few main factors that appear to be the reason for the rise and rise of compact essential living (Tiny Homes), some more obvious than others.
Unattainable cost of housing, expensive rent and the realisation that we don’t need as much housing space as most think we do. Of course there may be a combination of reasons that make a tiny home the perfect fit:
- Smaller housing lot sizes
- General expense of running a large home
- The ability to slot into a densely populated area that is culturally appealing
- Instant living or instant remote living
- Capital utilisation for a backyard,
- Keeping a loving and caring eye on your parents or relatives
- Utilising a leased block of land
- Integrity of the modular container home for resale,
- A staged progressive budgeted build over time. One inhabited container at a time. Starting with an all the essentials container.