October 10, 2014

Tiny House Living

It’s all the rage. OK, maybe not all the rage, but tiny house living is certainly getting its fair share of attention.

The FYI network has a new TV series called the “Tiny House Nation”. According to FYI, the hosts “travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them, as well as help new families design and construct their own mini-dream home in a space no larger than 500 square feet.”

The DIY network has featured tiny houses on their website.

Many blogs cover some of the challenges (and benefits!) to living tiny. For example:

Reasons to Live Tiny

  • Savings. The average American house (as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau) costs $272,900 compared to a tiny house (100 to 500 square feet), costing around $25,000.
  • Time.  Since you will spend less time cleaning, you will have more free time.
  • Environmental Impact. In addition to using fewer materials to build your home, you will also use less energy to heat and cool the space. All this amounts to a smaller carbon footprint.

Once you decide to take that leap into tiny house living, you may have to eliminate some of those old electronics. Give us a call at (877) 625-7945 to find a recycling collection center near you. Be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter and to periodically check back here on our blog for recycling events in your neighborhood!