Tiny House Regret Is Growing!
The idea of “living small” has blanketed TV and social media for the past few years. The “tiny house” has surged in popularity. But now a new survey suggests that people may not be happy living in 400 square feet or less.
Forty-four percent of more than 2,000 adults recently surveyed by the real estate website Trulia said they had housing regrets—and the biggest regret among homeowners centered on the size of their home. One in three homeowners surveyed said they wished they had chosen a home that was larger. Only 9 percent of owners surveyed wished they had downsized.
Gene Tempest wrote a personal essay for The New York Times about the struggles living in a 492-square-foot tiny home that she shares with her husband. She says they chose the lifestyle out of financial necessity more than as a way of life.
“Deep inside the expensive custom closets and under the New Age Murphy beds, the pro-petite propaganda has hidden some unseemly truths about how the other half lives,” Tempest writes in the essay. “No one writes about the little white lies that help sell this new, very small American dream.”
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