Thought I would share a few questions from recent emails and conversations about our small house floor plans. My answers reflect Cozy’s philosophy and how we fit into the current and future housing market.
How can you be a part of the Tiny House movement with a floor plan that’s 1000 sq. ft.?
Being affiliated with the Tiny House movement is a wonderful feeling and very inspirational for me, but by offering over 120 designs from 64-1000 sq. ft. we try and cover all bases. Our smaller concepts are more for inspiration and getting people to think “what if”. The larger designs are how we appeal to the main stream home buyers.
What way is the economy heading and how will it affect housing prices?
Regardless of whether it’s up or down, smaller houses just make sense. They provide a realistic way of maintaining the American dream while in any economic reality.
What’s the cost of homes going to be in the future?
The cost of traditional housing materials will never be cheaper than right now. Even with the development of new materials like Corn Board, better insulating techniques like spray foam or alternative building techniques like Earthbags & CEB’s, inflation will inevitably run its course causing prices to always rise along with the cost of land.
Are you ahead of your time?
CHP is trying to cover 4 different bases with our floor plans and concepts. Let’s face it, most people don’t want too, or can’t imagine living in 2-400 sq. ft. Myself included, up until the point where I actually did it.
Cozy for me is synonymous with serenity, but I’m also not married with kids. Living the “tiny” lifestyle is a great choice for singles or couples, but we rarely hear about families living in such a small environment. I definitely think this is because they haven’t found Cozy Home Plans yet and discovered our 2, 3 & 4 bedroom designs.
I’m not a super nostalgic person, but one has to wonder what my life would be like now if I hadn’t spent decades making payments on “BIG” houses. Just a though…
Our #1 goal is trying to make downsizing and living this type of lifestyle easier, keeping sacrifices to a bare minimum with Cozy’s “6 must haves”. The motto of Living Large, in a Cozy Home is hopefully apparent in our totally livable and unique Micro, Tiny and Small house designs.
Please feel free to send us an email anytime, we love hearing from tiny house people.
Cozy, Kevin B Harrington