We created this Why Tiny Houses Can Save the Earth infographic because we are depleting our resources at a faster rate than we can replenish them and housing plays a very large role in this equation. During construction of the average sized house, nearly 7 logging trucks of wood products are used whereas in a tiny house, only about half of one logging truck is needed. The pollution associated with an average house is significant (about 28,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year). In contrast, a tiny house only generates about 2,000 pounds.
If we want to save our resources and slow down the rapid rate of CO2 emissions, we must rethink what size houses we live in. Living tiny can be done without compromise and many people have made the switch and are experiencing more joy, peace of mind, and sense of freedom than ever before.