The U.S government are cracking down on sustainable living.
With a desire to live more independently and ‘off grid’ people are looking to outside-the-box solutions.
Tiny homes are one of the ways in which people have been fighting against rising house prices and energy bills, but the government aren’t happy about it.
In a bid to tighten their grasp on the pockets of everyday folk, authorities across the country have been outlawing ‘tiny homes’.
Usually defined by being a home dwelling of less than 500 sq. ft, tiny homes have seen an increase in popularity and have even been seen for sale on amazon and other online retailers.
But in Etowah, TN and Wasilla, AK homes under 600 and 700 sq. ft respectively have been banned.
In Boise, ID, tiny home enthusiast Shaun Wheeler built a 310 sq. ft home, but this too did not meet new government ‘guidelines’.
Tiny homes are often built around the idea of being self-sufficient and will include solar panels, water barrels and wood burners, in an effort to minimize the number of external types of help the house needs.
The government relies on being in control of every aspect of our daily lives in order for it to survive. You can imagine their worst nightmare would be a nation of self-sufficient homeowners who don’t depend on the stock market, or the grid to set the price they must pay for their electricity.
Being off-grid means freedom, a word that strikes fear into the hearts of the ruling authorities.
If people don’t have to rely on some higher power to help them live even their most basic of lives, then the barriers between the two sides will break down. A people who do not need superiors to ‘look after’ them can start to think and act for themselves, rendering the entire government and policing bodies redundant.