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The pros and cons of tiny home living

If you've ever had a conversation about what can be done to make housing more affordable, you’ve probably heard of tiny homes. Tiny homes, generally defined as homes under 1,000 square feet are a growing market for those seeking affordability, community, and simplicity. If you live in a place that allows building these tiny homes – or accessory dwelling units, their slightly larger counterpart – you may have asked yourself: should I build one too?

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The pros and cons of tiny home living
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    WHAT TO KNOW

    If you're considering building a tiny home in your yard, here are some pros and cons to consider. And, be sure to check your state's or town's zoning guidelines as well.

    Thinking of building a tiny home in your backyard? Here are some pros and cons.

    Thinking of building a tiny home in your backyard? Here are some pros and cons.

    LIVING THE TINY LIFE

    Business Insider has talked to several owners who have raved about their experience with owning a tiny home, but it's not for everyone. It can be pricey and can take up a lot of backyard space.

    BIG COMMUNITY IMPACT

    It's easy to look at these tiny homes as undersized gimmicks, but there are real use cases.

    WHERE TO BUY

    People are flocking to tiny homes for a number of reasons. Now some big retailers are getting in on the tiny-home craze.

    It's easier than ever to get a tiny home. Home Depot, Amazon, and Costco are selling kits, and some will cost you under $50,000.

    It's easier than ever to get a tiny home. Home Depot, Amazon, and Costco are selling kits, and some will cost you under $50,000.

    Amazon, Home Depot, and Costco are selling kits on their websites that allow do-it-yourselfers to build their own tiny homes, which are usually 600 square feet or less.

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