Tiny Houses, one small step for a man one giant leap for mankind
If you are thinking about downsizing when it comes to your home, and your life in general then you are probably thinking about the so-called tiny living – moving to or building a tiny house.
What tiny living entails is a much simpler living, the desire, and the need to live in a smaller space without so many unnecessary things surrounding you and cluttering you. The basic principle of tiny houses is – less is more. The goal is functionality – make use of what you have and have only what you need. Although we deal with Reilly Roofing & Gutters, the best-rated roofing company in Denton, TX, with single and multi-family, houses, tiny houses can be extremely sustainable and green. With them you use less energy and water, occupy less space, you only have the things that you really need and use, creating much less waste and pollution, and in the end, spending much less money.
So how can your tiny house be sustainable?
Think about renewable energy systems for powering your tiny home.
A well thought out renewable energy system can be successfully utilized to power up some or all of your electricity needs, “simply” by using new eco-friendly technologies. Out there exist many different technologies and systems for powering up your home while at the same time staying eco-friendly and preserving energy.
Currently, most modern and efficient are geothermal heat pumps, solar electric systems, and electric wind systems.
The main purpose of these new systems and technologies is to reduce your overall electricity use. For example, solar panels can easily absorb the sun’s energy and use it to create heat or electricity, while solar hot water heaters harvest the sun’s heat and energy to warm up your home’s water supplies.
A small wind electric systems can be used to generate a part of your home’s electricity, and overall they are one of the most cost-efficient renewable energy systems.
Use energy-efficient appliances. It is also important, although often ignored to buy adequate house appliances. Do thorough research and get informed on which devices consume less water and energy.
While they might be slightly more expensive, they can, in the end, save you money on utility bills, and what is the most important help the environment.
Try and live by the core principle of “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Think about how you can use and reuse some of your everyday things such as containers, especially plastic ones. Try not to use plastic because it is not okay for you or the environment, but if you do, always separate it from your other trash and recycle it.
Minimize your waste in general and try to recycle everything you can or give it away if you don’t use it anymore. Also, think about composting. You can set aside and compost the leftovers of your food and everything organic that you dispose of when you are cooking or preparing a meal. It will turn into a natural fertilizer for your garden if you have one, your soil, or your houseplants.
Bottom line, tiny living means reducing everything – the number of things you use, the energy, the water you consume, and waste that you make, by recycling everything at your disposal, making as many parts of your house as you can multifunctional; and recycling – from using recycled materials, to recycling your trash. A tiny house is probably one of the best options for sustainable living.