By WENDI WINTERS
The house isn’t a home. Not yet.
And, at 210 square feet, it’s smaller than some walk-in closets. Smaller, even, than a dorm room.
Though its footprint is miniscule, innovations on display in the Tiny House may have a giant impact on how Americans will build and live in the future.
Thanks to its design innovations, the one-room, 21x10 Tiny House functions “off the grid” for energy and water. It was constructed with sustainable building materials and incorporates green technology including solar electricity, rainwater filtration and an interior design that makes an efficient use of every inch of available space without looking cramped. Yet, there is room to get comfortable, watch TV, read a book or telecommute from work.
The cost to build a tiny house averages about $23,000, compared to $272,000 for a typical home nationally, according to The Tiny Life, a website devoted to the subject.
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