Tiny House Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about living in a tiny house, building a tiny house, the history of the tiny house movement.


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Less Is More:The Tiny House Movement, tiny house infographic

Less Is More:The Tiny House Movement
Infographic by CustomMade


  • Reply The Tiny House Movement – hh1515blog March 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    […] more information about tiny houses and the environmental benefits they have visit http://restoringsimple.com/our-tiny-house/tiny-house-statistics/ or http://thetinylife.com/tiny-house-infographic/. To see examples of tiny houses and episodes from […]

  • Reply 5 Must-Know Real Estate Trends - Follow Up Boss April 18, 2016 at 4:01 am

    […] more than 50% of 18 – 34 year olds renting because they can’t afford a housing down-payment, smaller homes are popular in this age […]

  • Reply Katie Ann March 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Hi! I am just curious as to where you got your sources for your stats? I am doing a research project on the benefits of tiny homes but need “credible sources”. Please let me know!

    • Reply RyanHannah March 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Hello Katie! If you look below the infographic, I site the source for it :) Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck with your project!

      • Reply ericrichner April 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        Could you post the links to the sources used?

        • Reply RyanHannah April 5, 2018 at 3:20 pm

          Hi Eric. The link is located directly below the infographic. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Andrew April 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    This is great, but could you post sources? I see the links to broad websites, but could you post the sources of the specific information that you cited.

    • Reply RyanHannah April 23, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Andrew! If you look directly underneath the infographic, I’ve linked my source there. If you’re looking for specifics, I would ask them:) let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Looking for a tiny home? You can buy one on Amazon. No, really. – Sebastian Gogola's Interests May 23, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    […] United States grew from a little over 1,500 square feet to almost 2,600 square feet, according to Restoring Simple. As the average family size shrank and home sizes grew, the average person in the U.S. gained an […]

  • Reply bdc / alan October 15, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Lets connect

  • Reply hans February 7, 2019 at 5:38 am

    I think you are missing sources here, naming broad sources is something you would do in a high school presentation, but not online. Your data is not worth anything without any proof. This is a nice read but also quite distracting from getting real information

    • Reply RyanHannah March 14, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Hello Hans! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! Often I’ve noticed that infographics don’t quite list each and every source since the point is to create something that is shareable. But if you’re concerned about the validity of the facts stated, I’m sure the creators would love to offer you sources! You can contact them at this website: http://www.custommade.com. Thanks for following!

  • Reply Are Tiny Homes Good Investments? The Answer May Surprise You | CentSai January 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    […] would either “definitely” or “strongly consider” living in a tiny home, according to Restoring Simple, an online resource for tiny-home buyers. Anything that has such a limited market — or liquidity […]

  • Reply What You Need to Know About Tiny Houses and Insurance - SelectQuote Blog February 3, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    […] or DIY-ing it. Certain states, including Colorado, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin and California have dense populations of tiny house builders. There are also plenty of tiny house plans you can purchase online and build on your […]

  • Reply Minimalist Lifestyle Living Tips And Ideas | So Simple Ideas March 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    […] reason for the growing interest in small home living is cost. According to these micro home statistics, the average tiny house costs […]

  • Reply Becky April 20, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Waiting for Utah to allow tiny homes on open land or next to a relative. Too many rules that dont allow them in most cities here.

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    […] house movement is one of them, and it's not just young people who live in them. According to one source, more than 40% of adults over the age of 50 live in […]

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    […] one’s environmental footprint, minimize unnecessary space and reduce spending. In fact, 67 percent of tiny home owners are mortgage free and experience significantly lower utility […]

  • Reply Tiny House Statistics 2021: Trends and its Future using 5Ws and 1H approach August 16, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    […] the 1% ratio of home purchase under 1,000 sq ft; there are 1.408 million […]

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