Call it a sign of the times or whatever, but certain houses in Texas are actually getting smaller. Really smaller. And really greener at the same time!
A Texas entrepreneur named Brad Kittel has been building a business around the concept of really small houses. In fact, he calls them “Tiny Texas Houses”. They are in fact tiny, environmentally friendly houses.
Their size alone helps to reduce the carbon footprint of the person(s) living there. However, it’s also notable that he uses a concept called “Salvage Building” for the housing construction. Most of his buildings are built almost entirely from salvaged materials such as doors, lumber, porch posts, etc.
Mr. Kittel’s mission statement is based on the concept of downsizing. According to his website:
I also believe we don’t need as much space as we have become accustomed to in this country. Therefore I have created Tiny Texas Houses to demonstrate just how great it can be to downsize our carbon footprint, simplify our lives, and live in a house with a soul that will be energy efficient as well as beautiful.
For a complete photo gallery and more information on Tiny Texas Houses, visit Brad Kittel’s website linked below.