The small house movement is going buck wild.  Some say it's because of a concern for the environment.  Others say it's because of the economy.  We could all say it's a confluence of both the economy and the environment, but what's important is that people actually rethink what a home can be — including how big it needs to be.  Just the other day, The Economist, published a story about two of the main players in the super small home genre, Tiny Texas Houses and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.  We've mentioned Tumbleweed previously, but I learned something new about Tiny Texas Houses. 

According to The Economist, Brad Kittel was running a salvage and architectural-antiques shop, but none of his stuff was moving.  So he started Tiny Texas Houses and began building small-sized homes out of salvaged materials.  And the idea caught on. 

To this day, his houses are about 99% pure salvage — each home is a one-of-a-kind, custom production from existing doors, floors, windows, lumber, porch posts, etc.  He paints with milk paint, too, unless customers request something else.  For about $38,000, TTH will build a 10' x 16' house that's wired, plumbed, insulated, and ready to ship.  So if you're thinking about a lifestyle change, make sure to look at the various Tiny Texas House options

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For similar, read about the Yale Tiny House and Williams Tiny House.