With fewer materials overall, you have the opportunity to splurge a little more on design elements and the materials you do use. Jeremy Poland / iStock

TINY HOUSE, BIG DECISION

THE PROS AND CONS OF HAVING A TINY HOUSE IN THE WOODS

These days, it seems like you can’t turn on the TV or click through YouTube without seeing a documentary or spotlight on someone who has shrugged off the shackles of modern capitalism and the humdrum of corporate life to build a tiny house and live a more spartan and frugal lifestyle. These folks are usually young, idealistic, underemployed as Instagram influencers, and very enthusiastic about their minimalistic endeavor. It’s the new craze to combat exorbitant house prices, energy-reliant dwellings, and environmentally unfriendly buildi

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