Tiny homes: more and more people are becoming interested in this housing option, simply because they’re incredibly affordable and it allows them to purchase something without a substantial mortgage payment each month. The Pacific Northwest isn’t the only place that the tiny home trend is picking up speed in. In fact, buying tiny homes is something that’s become popular around the country.
What are tiny homes?
These homes are also known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and can range from 200 square feet to 800 square feet. They are relatively inexpensive to build or purchase and for prospective home buyers that want to live simply, this is a great option. In addition, for those that want to purchase a large plot of land but have a small home without much upkeep, tiny homes can work very well. In Portland, home prices are becoming more and more expensive, so much so, that many families and individuals simply can’t afford to buy a home. Especially for these people, tiny homes can have a lot of appeal. According to the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, in 2014, approximately one-fourth of single-dwelling development permit applications are for tiny homes and so far, there are 800 of them in the area. That number has continued to grow in recent years. (1)
Space in limited in a tiny home, but creativity is not. Tiny homes are designed uniquely – many times, each one is completely different from another. The other benefit: huge energy savings. These homes are incredibly energy efficient and are a great way to save money on utility bills year after year. If you’re interested in building a tiny home for yourself or for your family, you’ll likely run across a variety of window options. Our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors can help you find the perfect energy efficient windows to make your tiny home into exactly what you want!
All it takes is the right few windows and no matter how hot or cold it is outside, you’ll be comfortable without any air leaking in or out of old windows. You’ll be able to rely on your windows to give you the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the outside for years to come! We’re proud to carry several brands, including Simonton as well as Milgard, which is a local Northwest company.
If you have decided that a tiny home is the right option for you, give us a call today and we’ll gladly help get the windows for your home ordered and ready for install! Our experienced team will help you find a system that will fit your home and budget perfectly, with no pressure.
- Ellison, Annie. “Tiny Homes On The Rise in Portland.” Koin.com. April 9, 2014.
Accessed August 7, 2016. http://koin.com/2014/04/09/tiny-homes-rise-portland/