The Design of Tiny Homes and Their Significance Within Our Environment and Communities


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This research examined the design of tiny homes and the significant impact they have on the people within in our communities and the environment around us through the works of a creative visual project using collage. The research focused on The Tiny House Movement through the creation of an informational magazine, social media campaign, and posters while highlighting the overall benefits and disadvantages. Tiny houses are typically less than 400 square feet which make them a much more sustainable option compared to a regular-sized home as they require fewer materials to construct and use less energy. They are also considered to be more affordable and can be constructed within a couple months, allowing people to save money. They have also been of use as a quick solution to help solve the issue of homelessness in many high poverty neighborhoods. While tiny houses have become increasingly popular, it is still a foreign concept to many, as most people are generally unaware of the tiny house movement. Also, many don’t have access to the opportunity of owning one due to zoning restrictions and building codes. The hopes for this project were to present the advantages and disadvantages of owning a tiny home in order to promote further growth of The Tiny House Movement, and to help spark legalization of tiny homes nationwide. The main goal was to create a work of graphic design that would communicate what I learned from the research in a visually appealing and informative manner.



Tiny House Movement, Tiny Houses