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Tiny houses are fun for a short stop; but not sure I could live in one.

If you haven't heard about the tiny house movement you must be living under a rock somewhere. It is a trend toward moving into small homes that has actually become a social movement. People are choosing a philosophy to live in them for minimal financial responsibilities, more time and freedom, and even concern for the environment. We were on an adventure cross country last summer and decided to check in to one and see what all the craze was about. Tiny House Movement


It may look tiny but its packed with amenities


This little house at the entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas had everything you needed for our group of 4. To our amazement the place looked almost brand new when we arrived and the little touches provided by this host were great. From a thoughtfully stocked kitchenette including refrigerator, sink, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker, to a fold out couch, BBQ Grill, and outdoor seating, nothing was missed. A separate room housed a full size shower, toilet, and sink very well put together with all the necessities. It was amazing that everything you needed fit in such a small place!


The kids loved the Futon which also turned into a bed and enjoyed sitting outside on the deck for dinner. My wife and I sank into the luxurious bed, enjoyed the elaborate coffee selections, and a nice hot shower during our stay. This home was nicely decorated in a Texas theme and super clean. The flat screen TV was a nice touch and our kids enjoyed a little downtime after traveling all day by watching cartoons. The hosts had thoughtfully raised the bed so our luggage nestled nicely underneath out of the way.


While this location was big on amenities and comfort for a one nights stay; it would be hard for me to see a family of 4 or even my wife and I living here long term. We would definitely have needed a desk, larger refrigerator, and room for our pets to name a few things.