Homes 4 the Homeless loves the idea of tiny homes and apartments in helping the homeless transition to independence. Tiny homes can be a way to stay financially healthy. Our goal as a nonprofit is to identify housing and land that is available for the development of tiny rental apartments and transitional housing units. Rentals help lower the up-front costs of housing so we can quickly find a temporary housing solution for most people living on the streets. We also seek the donation of building supplies and furnishings to outfit these homes.
Tiny houses and tiny apartments, typically less than 400 square feet, are perfect for the use of shipping container homes. 89 percent of tiny house owners have less credit card debt than the average American. 60 percent of tiny house owners have no credit card debt at all. 55 percent of tiny house owners have more savings in the bank than the average homeowner. Two out of every five tiny house owners is over 50 years old. 68 percent of tiny house owners have no mortgage.
In 2013 the average home was 2,598 square feet. Back in 1983 they were only 1,725 square feet, an increase of over 50 percent. 144 tiny houses could fit inside a football field. 17, 424 tiny houses could fit inside Disneyland California. 2,020 tiny houses could fit on the Golden Gate Bridge. Statistics from the Tiny House Society.
Like minded people are pooling their resources by starting a Tiny House Village and we think these mini-micro subdivisions could be a serious tool in helping alleviate homelessness.
Tiny homes less than 400 square feet can help you save money for the more important things in life.