|An adorable and affordable 400 sq. ft. home in Nova Scotia, Canada.|
There are not many small houses where I live on the west coast of Canada. Houses here, based on a rough estimate, range from 1,500 to 3,500 sq. ft with the average being around 2,400.
In the upper range are homes of 5,000 to 9,000 square feet.
Prices range from about $350,000 up to several million, with the average house price in my immediate area being a resoundingly unaffordable $490,000.
The east coast of Canada is a different story.
Nova Scotia has a vast inventory of small houses at the bottom end of the size range, with many houses in the range of 300 to 1000 square feet. Prices range from $20,000 to $50,000, which often includes several acres of land.
|The inside of the mini-sized home is very practical and functional.|
Even better is "easy to heat".
But my favourite realtor adjective used to describe smaller homes is "affordable".
|Smaller homes put the concept of enough into practice.|
As has been pointed out in our "house size forum", a well-built large home may use less resources to run than its small, poorly built counterpart.
But by that same logic, it is also true that a small, well-built home would be even better yet.
|One of these inside a tiny home and a woodlot out back can go a long way toward being prepared|
for inevitable energy shortages and price increases.
I want my shelter to be Mini-sized. Smaller dwellings use less resources to build, heat or cool, and maintain. To me it feels like the nature-endorsed way to go.
Plus they are just so darn cozy.