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square feet. Contained within 163 square feet, buyers will find a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a kitchen with refrigerator, stove and microwave. The home also contains a living room, a small bedroom and a sleeping loft upstairs. Tumbleweed’s homes are built with the ability to easily go off the grid. Buyers can fit them with solar panels, rainwater collectors and composting toilets.

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However, I freely admit that most families like mine would have a very difficult time packing their entire lives into 163 square feet. Fortunately, most tiny-homes companies have much larger options. I have seen some tiny homes that are closer to 1,000 square feet. The key is these homes are built to maximize every inch of space within them. But more importantly, these homes are affordable, and they cater to those who do not want to be saddled with a 30-year mortgage. For most of us with young families, the largest expense in our budget is usually the mortgage. Tiny homes provide a viable alternative to overextending one’s monthly budget. These homes provide an opportunity to own a home free and clear, which has the potential to create more financial security for families. An Idea You Can Bank On

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Who purchases tiny homes, and what do their lives look like? • Two out of five tiny-home owners are at least 50 years of age • Tiny-home owners are twice as likely to have a masters degree • Around 70 percent of tiny-home owners have no mortgage • 90 percent of tiny-home owners have less credit-card debt than the average American • The average cost to build a tiny home is only $23,000 Living authentically and affordably does not mean that we also must settle for less. While we might need to readjust our expectations in order to make a transition to a tiny home, it can be done. When we live authentically, we are not settling for less since it is our relationships that nurture us. As long as family and friends surround us, we are already living the American dream.

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