At RE/MAX, our global network of real estate agents work tirelessly to find homes that match your life with your style. From Tudor estates to mid-century modern ranches, home styles can be as unique as the families who reside in them.

What if your style is simple, environmentally-friendly and, well, smaller? Then a tiny home may be the right fit for you. Here are some of the benefits of downsizing into a tiny home.

1. Less Wasted Space

The median size of a single-family home sold in 2016 was 2,466 square feet, and for some homeowners, including baby boomers and millennials, the cost and time spent on the purchase and maintenance on that size of a home can be overwhelming. Tiny home living focuses on intentional living spaces where every cabinet and piece of furniture is multifunctional and designed to be used on a regular, if not daily, basis.

2. Affordable Custom Home

Have you ever imagined designing and building the home of your dreams with personalized touches and high-end finishes but felt that the reality was too cost prohibitive? Because tiny homes have less square footage, home owners can splurge on higher end tile, flooring and finishes while still staying on budget.

3. Less Clutter, Less Cleaning

Less space means there are less surfaces to clean and (hopefully) less belongings to put away. This freedom from possessions and household chores is a huge benefit of living small and provides tiny home owners with more time to enjoy hobbies and activities.

4. Lower Carbon Footprint

Living small can also mean living green. Many tiny homes are designed for off-grid living with the more sustainable homes offering second-hand and reclaimed materials, solar panels and roof water recovery systems.