Tiny Houses at Apex High
Members of tiny house movement are cutting their home sizes nearly one sixth of the size of their “regular” sized homes. In a poll about whether or not students would live in a tiny house, the majority said that they would. Tiny houses are usually 100-250 square feet and mobile. The average cost of a tiny house if you built it yourself would be $23,000. Also the majority of tiny house owners are fifty years of age or older.
When asked if she wanted to live in a tiny house, sophomore Marelena Hickle immediately said “Yes”, even if she was living with a partner or friend. She said, “I wanted to live in a town house, and it is not much of a difference to me.” Sophomore Jacob Sosdian also said, “Yes”, explaining that he saw no complications with a tiny living space for two people. However some students had doubts about the tiny house. Junior, Megan Larson said “Only if I could fit all my pets.” For Larson the house would have to not only be big enough for her but also for her pets and a partner. Lastly English teacher, Ms. Odom said “yes” not because of price but because she wants to.
There were some students who said that they couldn’t possibly live without all their items. One student, sophomore Brittany Jarrett, said no, originally due to the size of the house. After discussing the price statistics of an average tiny house versus a regular home today, Jarrett had changed her mind and said, “Yes” due to the major difference in total price. Statistics show that after bank loans, interest, any home modifications, and major appliance upgrades or fixes, the total cost of an average home would be slightly over $1 million. This is a drastic change compared to the tiny houses with the high total being $60,000.
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