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Green Efficient Scaled Down Dwellings Attracting Homeowners Attention

Todays Date: October 22, 2018

The latest trend toward little houses is a outcome of the financial downswing, but has many benefits to both homeowners and our nation. It is reported that nearly 60% of the builders in the United States are building smaller scale homes, by the American Institute of Architects, and the higher demand for such construction is reinforced by the reduction in other costs of housing.

As everyone’s IRAs hit the skids in early 2008, so did the demand for larger homes causing a lot of the chaos still being ironed out in the real estate market. The average size of new home construction plummeted over 9% as home buyers and builders lined up their home needs with their pockets books.

Expenses are often being reduced on these little residences by using part from other homes or outbuildings again in their construction. Old barns and homes that are being torn down have supplied many materials that can be used again for the builders who are constructing little homes.

The comparatively low price of 40-90 thousand dollars for a smaller home illustrates their true value, especially when viewed in the light of homeowners still receiving luxuries like modern homes.

The small homes one California builder makes can be put on a foundation or on wheels. He sells plans for a little under $999 and builds mobile, small residences for around thirty thousands dollars. He says that building a small home is similar to having a suit tailored to fit. Since it is a custom home, every plan has specific inclusions that are important to the home owners. Given the limited amount of space, many of the small residences have built-in space saving features and can store as much as larger houses.

When big businesses like Home Depot and Lowe’s get into the business of selling home kits, you know that it is becoming a growing trend.

Since so many of the smaller scale homes seem crowded already, their owners tend to have a reduced desire to accumulate extra material possessions the way larger home do. Many homeowners are taking those exact thoughts to heart and exchanging their energy “McMansions” for little, if not more humble homes.

Do not be fooled into thinking that these smaller scale residences are lacking in luxuries or the modern creature comforts of larger houses. The appliances in the smaller residences do not have to scaled down due to the incorporation of double door refrigerators and claw foot tubs. With economy in mind and luxury featured, these home are drawing a higher degree of green buyers too.

Since the little houses have a lower energy bill and a reduced mortgage payment, it is not hard to tell you why the trends are what they are. homes that have conventional ceiling heights of about 8 feet have a record of reduced energy costs. With fewer square feet in the floor-plan, smaller houses require less energy to either heat or cool them off so you can save on your energy costs in a big way with them.

Finally, have a smaller home built will not only keep your cost of living down, but it can also increase the recreational value of your home. With more room on your lot due to the fact that you home now takes up less space on your lot, you can use your lot to put up solar panels, solar water heaters or grow your own veggies. Maybe you can put that shop in the back you have always dreamed of!

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