The Tiny Home Trend


Tiny homes: more and more people are becoming interested in this type of home because they are affordable and allows them to purchase something without a hefty mortgage payment every month. The trend in buying tiny homes is something that has become very popular nationwide. Tiny homes, otherwise known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), can range from 200 square feet to 800 square feet and are relatively inexpensive to build or purchase. In addition, for those that want to purchase a large plot of land but live simply, tiny homes can work very well. In Portland, home prices are becoming more and more expensive, so much so, that many families and individuals simply can’t afford to buy a home. Especially for these people, tiny homes can have a lot of appeal. According to the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, approximately one-fourth of single-dwelling development permit applications are for tiny homes and so far, there are 800 of them in the area. (1)

Small homes are in fact very little and space is limited. However, they have one huge benefit: gigantic energy savings. These homes are very energy efficient and can be a fantastic way to save money on utility bills each month. And what’s the perfect way to heat and cool the home? A Ductless mini-split system!

What is a ductless heating and cooling system?
These systems are very efficient and quiet. They can both heat and cool your home, year round, with just a touch of a button! Tiny homes likely don’t have the space or budget for costly ductwork, so a ductless system is a perfect solution for customers looking for a system that will take care of the whole space at once. All it takes is a remote-controlled thermostat and you’ll have immediate reliable comfort, no matter how cold or hot it is outside. Installation is fast and easy – it only takes a couple of hours for us to install it and there is little to no maintenance after that. You can rely on the system to heat and cool your home for years to come – it is dependable and will save you a lot of money as the years go by. We’re proud to install high quality ductless mini-splits from reliable brands such as Carrier, Daiken, and Mitsubishi.

If you think a ductless mini-split is a good option for your home, give us a call today and we’ll gladly help you figure out which system is right for you. Our experienced team will help you find a system that will fit your home and budget perfectly, with no pressure.

  1. Ellison, Annie. “Tiny Homes On The Rise in Portland.” April 9, 2014.
    Accessed May 19, 2015.

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