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Kane County is the proud home of the fastest-growing tiny house builder in the United States.
What are tiny houses, you ask? And aside from its clever name, why is Titan Tiny Homes, located at 1640 Shanahan Drive, South Elgin, so dang cool?
A lot of it has to do with the Tiny House Movement — a social movement and a real estate trend that is growing in popularity throughout the United States.
A tiny house is typically about 100 to 400 square feet, considerably downsized from an average home of around 1,100 to 2,500 square feet.
“This social movement is about downsizing your home for a purpose!” Titan Tiny Homes says on its website. “The idea of a downsizing into a tiny house is to have the functionality of a typical home but in less square footage, where daily needs are still met without anything more. The tiny house movement is living a simpler life by being more conscious about how you are living day-to-day.
“It is an excellent way to save money while living simpler!”
According to the thetinylife.com website, people are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. For most Americans, one-third to half of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads; this translates to 15 years of working over your lifetime just to pay for it, and because of it 76 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space.
About Titan Tiny Homes
A tiny house is a house on wheels — but it’s not a camper or RV. It’s different because it is equipped with the everyday essentials — like an average-sized home but significantly downsized. It is a customized home built on an RV trailer.
Titan Tiny Homes offers four models of tiny houses, two of which are 28-feet long and two of which are 24 feet long with the interior space between 300 to 400 square feet. The company uses high-quality materials and will customize your home to your specific requirements.
“We work right alongside with you, so your expectations will be met if not exceeded when the project has been completed!” the website says.
Titan Tiny Homes are affordably priced in comparison with other tiny houses. TTH home prices start out at $50,000, while many competitors start at more than $85,000.
For more information, visit the Titan Tiny Homes website.