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tiny house on the PRAIRIE

here are five reasons a tiny home might make sense for your hobby farm.
Square footage for a typical American home today is around 2,600 square feet. The typical tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic On the Banks of Plum Creek, the pioneering Ingalls family struggled to farm on the prairie while living in what could essentially be described as a very rustic tiny house. Literally dug into the side of a hill, this small dwelling featured such amenities as a dirt floor, hay ceiling and grass roof — yet the Ingalls seemed happy enough with their home, as it provided all that they needed despite its small size.

Today, we have plenty of better building materials available besides dirt and grass, but people still discover that a comfortable home doesn’t necessarily mean vast square footage. In fact, the tiny house movement has gained a lot of interest all across the country for a number of reasons. But first, let’s explore some definitions.

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