How the Tiny Home Movement Represents Millennial Culture (And Why This May Not Be a Good Thing)
The housing market is shrinking, and not just in an economic sense, but in the actual dimensions of homes which are being downsized to 200 square feet or less. Tiny houses are the new trend in home design and architecture, even taking over the home improvement network HGTV. HGTV’s lineup of property flipping and dream homes now features three shows with a smaller focus; Tiny House Hunters, Tiny House, Big Living, and Tiny Paradise. However, this shift in architectural focus is not only due to changing trends, but reflects the newest generation of homeowners. Both from an architectural and economic standpoint, tiny homes are reflective of millennial culture in norms, values, and prospective futures.