Tiny house builder describes the appeal, issues

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WASHINGTON — First came the iPod, taking over for the larger-sized walkman. Next came the smartphone, which made the desktop computer and laptop. Now comes the … tiny house?

“I’m a minimalist personally,” Peter Huggler, co-founder of Indigo River Tiny Homes, told Yahoo Finance. “A lot of people think that they’re just RVs, but these houses are built to the same standards and quality as a standard home.”

The real appeal to these homes comes with the economic price tag on them. While the median price on buying a home in the United States is $225,300, the average cost of buying a tiny home is roughly $60,000. Also, given the size, tiny homes also allow residents to worry less about upkeep and maintenance issues.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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