Tiny House Movement

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What is it?

At Tiny House Cribs we see the #TinyHouseMovement as an economic, social & environmental shift where people all over the world are drawing a line in the sand and deciding to make a change in their lives!  


People are starting to realize that even though the “General Economy” is doing well in 2019, many people are still struggling in their personal economies.  According to the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau “the median household annual income in America is $56,516.” (www.census.gov)  In a cost of living research study conducted by USA Today in May 2018, “the State of Washington has a median cost of living of $53,705, the State of New York has a median cost of living of $52,988, and the State of Massachusetts has a median cost of living of $61,637.” (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/05/10/cost-of-living-value-of-dollar-in-every-state/34567549/)  Cost of Living and Incomes don’t aren’t adding up in many homes and people are looking for alternative ways to have more financial freedom.  For many, Tiny Homes become primary residences to as a strategy to reduce housing costs.  Many non-profit organizations see tiny homes as a economic solution towards emergency shelters for homeless individuals and those who’ve faced a foreclosure or bankruptcy.  


The Tiny House Movement has trended across state, national and international borders.  There is a global Tiny House Network made of “Tiny House Owners,” “Tiny House Builders,” “Tiny House Developers,” “Tiny House Authors,” “Tiny House Designers,” “Tiny House DIY Educators,” “Tiny House Advocates” and “Tiny House Fans.”  People right now are engaged in “Meet-Ups,” “Tiny Fests (Festivals),” Tiny House Workshops” and governments around the world are meeting and writing “Tiny House Laws” so people can be allowed to build legally, live in and rent to others.  Tiny Homes and Tiny Homes on Wheels are the new “Sexy!”  The Rich, the Middle Class and the Poor want to own a Tiny House in today's society.  People from all nationalities and all religions have shared and are actively involved in the Tiny House Movement.  


In addition, to the Economic & Social benefits of the Tiny House Movement, many tiny homes and tiny homes on wheels are actually good for and protect our environment.  In today's political world, many running for public office share the importance of being “environmentally friendly.”  Many Tiny Homes have been “Certified Green” by environmental organizations.  A conventional new construction home in 2019 is not “Certified Green.”  Very few Real Estate Developers and Builders promote “Green Buildings.”  Most Tiny House Developers & Builders promote “Green Buildings;” It’s part of the Tiny House Code of Sustainability.  The US Environmental Protection Agency loves Tiny Houses!


If you would like to join or be part of the Tiny House Movement, we’d love to connect with you!  

Emergency Management

The years of 2017 & 2018 were  tough for North, Central and South American countries. We got hit with record breaking natural disasters. Wildfires in Washington, Oregon and California; Hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida; Earthquakes in Mexico, Central and South America.

Because of these Disasters, millions of people lost their homes, others were devastated so much they developed severe anxiety and depression while others committed suicide.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency defines a Recreational Vehicle (RV) as:

  1. Built on a single chassis;
  2. 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projection;
  3. Designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck;
  4. Designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use.

A recreational vehicle placed on a site in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) must meet the elevation and anchoring requirements for manufactured homes, unless it:

  1. Is on the site for fewer than 180 consecutive days, or
  2. Is fully licensed and ready for highway use.

Ready for highway use means that it is on its wheels or jacking system, is attached to the site only by quick disconnect type utilities and has no permanently attached additions.”

Tiny Homes on Wheels can become a great temporary housing option after natural disasters and affordable for Taxpayers who actually pay for FEMA Trailers.

Here is a link to the “Improved” FEMA trailers that are being deployed to devastated communities.

https://www.fema.gov/blog/2016-02-16/new-and-improved-fema-trailer 

As you saw on that FEMA link, Tiny Homes on Wheels are a better way and more affordable way to house devastated families after Natural Disasters.

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