The Ultimate Tiny House Quiz
by Staff
How big a house do you live in? How small a house would you consider living in? Though still small, the tiny house movement is growing. Test your knowledge of the tiny house trend by taking this quiz.

What was the average size of an American home in 2007?

  • 1,507 square feet
  • 2,521 square feet
  • 2,960 square feet

What is the underlying drive of living in a tiny home?

  • simple living
  • inability to afford more
  • shrinking family sizes

When did the small house movement start?

  • in the early 2000s
  • around 1990
  • in 1986

What has contributed to the growth of the tiny house movement in the U.S.?

  • the housing crisis and global warming
  • the economic downturn and a lack of available building space
  • favorable legislation and greater availability of home loans

What is the range in size of most tiny houses?

  • 50 - 150 square feet
  • 750 - 1,000 square feet
  • 100 - 1,500 square feet

Where is the sleeping area commonly found in a tiny house?

  • upstairs
  • downstairs
  • in the same room as the living space

What features are common in tiny houses?

  • built-in cabinets and small appliances
  • no bath facilities and futons
  • built-in fans and space heaters

What feature do some of the smallest tiny houses now have that brings added versatility?

  • wheels
  • retractable roofs
  • beds that fold up into the walls

What is a drawback of buying a modular, prefabricated home that is assembled on site?

  • extra fees
  • less sturdiness
  • greater harm to the environment

How much less expensive is a tiny house that you build yourself, compared to the same model fully built?

  • It is about 15 percent cheaper.
  • It is about two-thirds of the price.
  • It is less than half the price.

What is another economic benefit of tiny houses?

  • lower maintenance costs
  • government grants
  • reduced food costs

What is another benefit to living in a tiny house?

  • time savings
  • popularity
  • better insulation

What is the profile of the common tiny house buyer?

  • single or couple
  • families
  • immigrants

In addition to using less raw material, how else are some tiny house manufacturers "going green?"

  • using better-insulated building material
  • incorporating water-cooled air conditioning
  • building only with recycled products

Why are tiny houses preferable to trailers in emergency housing situations?

  • They are more permanent.
  • They are less susceptible to damage from natural disasters.
  • They offer more a pleasant housing alternative.