HOME & LIVING
10/28/2014 02:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Having A Tiny House Can Actually Help The World

You could spend time, money and, ironically, energy trying to make your big house more eco-friendly. Or, you could live in a tiny home.

Trust us, the planet thanks small home owners much more.

Want proof? Consider this: It takes 16,000 pounds of CO2 to power the average-sized home for a year, according to this infographic from TinyHouseBuild. By contrast, it takes just 1,144 pounds of CO2 to power a "tiny" home (a house with the average size of 186-square-feet).

And that's not all -- tiny homes require less lumber, burn less lightbulbs and generate less CO2 from heating and cooling. Take a look below, and have pride in your tiny abode!

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