After the recession and the housing market collapse, it's easy to see why a lot of Americans were just fed up with the process of homeownership. You give up your precious days to work at a job to make as much money as you can to buy the biggest house you can afford... and at the end of the day, are you really happy?
A large group of people are doing it differently. It's called the tiny house movement and it's a group of millennials, newlyweds and even retirees who are getting their dream homes the DIY route.
The first tiny house company, the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, even sells pre-made units.
Here's the interior of one of their units.
And the sleeping loft.
The living room is super cozy.
And that is a gorgeous kitchen.
Now imagine it without the parking lot view.
Here is a DIY tiny house. So modern and beautifully built into the rocks.
Prime morning sunlight.
What a perfect bedroom.
This house is converted from an old shipping container.
Most of these homes are on wheels, so they can get up and go wherever adventure takes them.
This one has perfect soft lighting.
Most of these homes use the sleeping loft for maximizing their space.
This rustic little home is perfectly in place in the woods.
Here is the serene interior.
With a gorgeous morning view.
This one borrows its color scheme from its tree neighbors.
A tiny stove keeps the house warm on chilly nights.
It's not difficult to be inspired here.
This one is hidden away in the woods.
This one keeps the DIY aesthetic going with Ikea.
It's a great place to read or nap.
This house is so tiny, it fits in a backyard.
Here is the view from the loft.
And its tiny kitchen.
Comfy, cozy bed.
Clean, simple, bold lines in this tiny home.
A wonderful space for lounging.
Peeking into the living room.
Soft lines and unexpected angles give this kitchen a sense of play.
Lots of windows to let the light in.
These houses are very portable.
This one has a great springtime view.
And if you want a fall view, you can just move the house.
Solar panels make keeping these tiny houses powered very easy and inexpensive.