Talk:Tiny house movement

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Possible false assumption[edit]

The only example of a country with a trend towards building larger houses mentioned in the article is the obvious one - the United States. Are there any others? Maybe Canada and Australia. Certainly not the UK, where I live, where new houses and flats tend to be wretchedly small. Nor most of Europe, based on personal observation, or Japan. (Rapidly developing countries hardly count - if there is an increase there, it's because masses of people are changing their social status, not because people of a given status are building bigger homes than their predecessors of the same status.) The article mentions a 353 square foot flat in Manchester as if it is remarkable. Not so: I once bought a flat slightly smaller than that in London (not in an elite area) It cost me about eight times the national average salary. Wimstead (talk) 23:44, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Weasel words[edit]

This article seems to be written by activists, some of the words are simply not objective. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:40, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

'Small house movement' or 'Small houses'[edit]

The article currently reads like an article about small houses, there is no description of an organised movement. Is there one? The FT article mentions a Small House Society and the "small house movement, as it is popularly known, is especially vocal in the US". Just because the FT article goes off on a tangent and talks about small houses in general shouldn't mean this WP article goes of on tangents! Sionk (talk) 22:57, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, there is a movement, and it is called the "Tiny House movement." I think that we should seriously consider changing the name of this page to "Tiny house" or the "Tiny House Movement." I was glad to be directed to this page, but definitely think that it could be better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:45, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Image Problem[edit]

The image of the small house and the RV claims to be taken in Arizona. If true, the image is flipped horizontally since the cars are driving on the wrong sides of the road for the United States. There is also a watermark in the photo which is displayed correctly the way the image is currently showing, so perhaps the image creator flipped it prior to adding the watermark. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HylandsRanch (talkcontribs) 01:46, 4 May 2015 (UTC) Look closer and you will see that the tiny house is parked beyond the far lane and the photo is not flipped so nevermind... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:282:4180:64:4457:82E5:319D:E9A9 (talk) 12:34, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Concerning the lack of information of the ecological aspect of tiny houses.[edit]

This article could definitely benefit from a more objective point of view to give an unbiased perspective of the movement. I also think the article address more how this movement has spread globally and even nationally. However, I think most importantly this article could benefit from more information about the ecological impact of houses (the resources used in the process of building as well as the resources used in living in a house), as well as why tiny houses are a good anecdote to the issue of sustainability. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mushroomhunter111 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

TV programs[edit]

Should we have a list of shows focused on this? I know some were Tiny House Big Living and Tiny House Builders and Tiny House Hunters on HGTV and Tiny House Nation on FYI and there was this other one but I forget the title. Also upcoming is Tiny House Enthusiasts. Not sure if any are popular enough to get articles though. -- (talk) 17:15, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Problems w/ Physical Disability under Cons?[edit]

I think there should be a mention under cons of how most tiny houses are not friendly to people with varying physical disabilities or challenges because of the lack of movement space and the tendency to utilize vertical space for many basic needs (esp. sleeping/bedroom). C4bl3Fl4m3 20:17, 1 May 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by C4bl3fl4m3 (talkcontribs)

Interior Image(s)[edit]

It would be nice if there were an image or two to illustrate the typical/common interior layout of tiny houses. Entrybreak (talk) 20:24, 19 April 2017 (UTC)