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Step inside this amazingly spectacular home called "The Totems" featured in this awesome article on 'Small House Bliss'. The home was designed for people who live in British Columbia in the Coastal Mountain terrain by the architect Henry Yorke Mann. He did a fabulous job of executing such a traditional cabin feel with a natural vibe, and mixing it with a contemporary feel. The tall ceilings and open concept are such a beauty to marvel at. The home was designed to tribute the spirit of the forest around it and the Haida Gwaii people who are the original tribe people who were to live on these lands and still do. The house features large contemporary versions of totem poles, which is why it is appropriately called "The Totems"!
It is styled in the same design as the Haida peoples traditional plank houses, which in the article, you can follow a link to see more. This design features a long house with a central fire place as you would typically find in the Haida people's homes. Henry put in glass sky lights throughout the roof which makes for an amazing flow of light and would be beautiful to see the stars above at night. Apparently the couple moved out of their original larger home into this 400 square foot home. I don't blame them! What a gem of a home! I would definitely love to live here. Its very well planned out so that you have space for everything you need to put into a home. Plus the luxury of being right in nature, which is becoming more and more desirable to people as the years go on. Could you picture yourself living here? Once you see all the beautiful photos and how well everything is laid out, I think you will be contemplating possibly changing your permanent residence!
Many of us have thought about downsizing our homes at one time or another. But, maybe not to the extreme that a tiny house can take it. Sure a tiny house has its perks like less initial expense, lower maintenance costs, insurance and taxes, going green and potentially the freedom to easily move it to a new location. However, it also comes with a completely different lifestyle than what most American's are accustomed to.
Living in smaller spaces has become a trend in housing with numerous companies and websites that specifically deal in the flourishing small home industry. Commonly referred to as micro-homes, tiny homes offer a simpler lifestyle that is often free from the financial burden of a monthly mortgage payment. With 76 percent of Americans living from one paycheck to the next, the opportunity that tiny homes present can be very intriguing. Millennials are primarily leading the charge in the tiny house movement as they seek an affordable housing option while paying down student loans and credit card debt.