Posts tagged “Fairfax County woman builds livable ‘tiny house’ as part of sustainability movement

Mini Housing (The Sustainable Alternative)


Home sizes in the U.S. have more than doubled since the 1950’s.

In the 1950’s the average family contained 3.5 people with 983 square feet of living space.

Now the family average has shrunk to 2.5, but we require an average of 2,349 square feet of living space.

Yet there is a growing sustainability movement that focuses on building smaller and smarter houses.

Sarah, an Environmental Policy and Management major, has decided to take matters into her own hands – literally. She has built a mobile, sustainable house by the sweat of her own labor as the final project in pursuit of her Master’s.

All of the electricity is solar powered and much of it is made out of recycled materials.

She is selling her house for less than the price of a car.

See Sarah’s blog for more information.

The Tiny House Movement