The Big Question about Tiny Houses is whether they are, in fact, really helpful to their surroundings and the environment? The answer, in short, is, yes. A Tiny House has a significantly lower environmental impact than a bigger house.
5 Reasons Why a Tiny House Has a Reduced Environmental Impact:
- The Use of Fewer Materials: Tiny Houses needs much less building materials. This comes down to, less lumber needed, fewer trees to cut down, less fuel used for transport,(because the truckload is small). Less harm to nature around the Tiny House, because it is taking up less space, and still more benefits associated with everything that is smaller and less.
- Lower Replacement Cost: A Tiny House normally has only one of everything, one bathroom with one bath, one basin and one toilet, which means in the long run, it has fewer fixtures to replace or repair. Everything you replace, or repair, has an influence on the environment.
- Reduced Energy Use: The biggest impact any house has on the environment comes from its energy usage, for example, water heating, lights, etc. There are considerably less of all of these elements in a Tiny House, and therefore it will have a much-reduced impact because of less energy use.
- Fewer Electrical Fixtures and Fewer Appliances: You can only fit as many appliances in a Tiny House, no room for unnecessary appliances and fixtures. The spaces that need heating and cooling are also much smaller.
- The Potential for Using Environmentally Friendly Supplies is much bigger: Because the quantities of materials needed are small, it is easier to use recycled building materials. Recycled materials are mostly not available in large quantities. Recycled, environmentally friendly materials will also be more expensive and therefore more feasible to use in smaller quantities.
Mostly, Tiny Houses uses less of everything, which ultimately means that the influence they have on the environment is also reduced and much lower than the influence of a traditionally larger home.