Here’s the thing people who live in tiny houses will tell you about them. Unlike standard sized dwellings, these diminutive dwellings have to be totally in tune with the way you want to live. There’s no room for error. For this reason, most tiny houses are built according to the unique specifications of the owner.

Few things make this process easier than creating your dream tiny house from the highly customizable designs by Miracle Truss®.

The Tiny House Movement

Just in case you haven’t watched an episode or two about them on HGTV or one of the other cable channels devoted to real estate, a “tiny house” is a dwelling that’s typically between 100 and 400 square feet. You may find some places with up to 1,200 square feet—but at that point you probably also have some in the movement snickering and calling it a “tiny mansion.”

These houses encourage a simpler lifestyle, free of the usual amount of “stuff” we tend to own. The smaller footprint of these homes also tends to be highly energy efficient. It’s as much a cultural and social movement as it is a living trend.

The majority of those who are drawn to the tiny house movement do so because they’re looking for a way to reduce their adverse impact on the environment. It also helps that these very small homes tend to be inexpensive, so it’s a way to save money.

Breaking Tradition

The Tiny House Movement has become more innovative as it’s matured. Most were originally built with traditional building material. This approach isn’t as cost-efficient as it could be. Steel as a primary building material can be far less costly than wood and the other traditional materials used to construct homes—tiny or otherwise.

And, when you remember that one of the key tenets of the movement is to reduce waste and lower your impact on the environment, steel just can’t be beat. It is the world’s most recycled material. You simply can’t find a building material that’s more sustainable.

Small on Size, Big on Safety

The size may drastically decrease, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice on safety. Using steel as the primary building material for your tiny house won’t let you down. The strong clear-span web steel truss design of our DIY buildings stand up to anything but the fiercest weather. It’s over 17 times stronger than wood, yet it’s almost 30% lighter.

Tiny houses aren’t for everybody. It’ll be a drastic change in the way you live. It shouldn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice safety. We can make your commitment to simplicity an easy transition with a DIY steel residential building kit. You’ll also spend less on its upkeep, which means you’ll lower the cost of ownership over the lifetime of your tiny home.

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