Our Tiny Tack HouseRustic Exterior, Seattle
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Put “big” and “small” in perspective. In the midst of house hunting (particularly when things aren’t going well), it can be easy to get frustrated. When that happens I find it helps to remember that for many people in the world, an entire family fits in a home the size of one room in the typical American home. And then, of course, there is the tiny-house movement, which is gaining steam worldwide — compared with a 196-square-foot home, like the one shown here, just about any home seems enormous.
The Tacks installed solar panels to power the house, although they can connect to the local grid if needed. Thanks to the panels and the couple's low electricity needs, the solar array meets most (if not all) of the couple's power needs during the summer. In the winter they spend just $1 a day on electricity.The house sits on a 5-acre property with another house and a studio apartment. The couple pays the owner of this parcel for the right to park their house here and to use the washer, dryer and a nearby toilet.