Benefits Of Living In A Tiny House
Communication is a corner stone of a functional family dynamic. Large houses create all sorts of nooks and crannies for families to disband to. According to the Census Bureau, the average household size (how many people living in a residence) in the US has declined from 3.01 in 1973 to 2.54 in 2013 but the average home size (by square footage) has increased by 61.4 %. With the average new house in the US getting larger but households getting smaller, the square footage of living space per person in a new home has increased by a whopping 91.2 %.
It’s easy to retreat behind a closed door in times of conflict in a larger abode and for people to avoid each other. In contrast, living in a tiny house invites a level of connection and relationship that supports the family connection. Issues that come up are dealt with swiftly, preventing an unnecessary festering of resentment. Close connections foster qualities such as open communication, understanding, patience, etc. The contrast we have seen in our family between living in a large house vs in hOme, our tiny house, is stark. Our dynamic has never felt closer or healthier.