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Teacup Tiny Homes - Meet the Team!

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Remember when I said that my first priority is people? Well, it’s true, and that includes the A+ team who helps me oversee all of the details. In fact, if there is something I’m more proud of than Teacup’s houses, it’s the people behind them! So, on that note, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to everyone today.

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Getting Paid to Vacation - How a Teacup Tiny Cottage Could Be the Investment Property You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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It might sound too good to be true, but this scenario is a reality for people who own investment properties! So can a Teacup tiny cottage be an investment? Of course, it can! Not only that, but you can enjoy it right along with your guests for years to come!

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High-Speed Vacations - How A Teacup Tiny Cottage Could Offer an Alternative That’s Actually Relaxing

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Vacations. They are a thing we could all use right about now. The past few years have been wild and turbulent, and more than anything, we want to return to normal. Or at least that’s what we keep telling each other. But do we want to go back to normal? It might sound odd, but this is a question that has been creeping into our minds here at Teacup. So what has made us question this desire for normalcy? Well, to be honest, our clients.

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The Teacup Tiny Homes Birth Story

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Here at Teacup Tiny Homes, we aspire to make going tiny as effortless as we can. But, it’s not enough for us to just give you a great house- we want to take you along for the ride and help you enjoy the journey as much as the destination. That’s what life is about, right? For that reason, I (Jen) would like to take you back to the very beginning of the Teacup journey. Choosing a tiny home builder requires immense trust, and I want to give you the full story so that you can be confident in choosing Teacup Tiny Homes as your guiding light toward simpler living.

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Let Teacup Tiny Homes Give You the Gift of Falling in Love Again

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So why are love and romance such a big deal for a company that builds tiny homes and cottages? Great question! And the answer is that while building tiny’s is what we technically do, our deeper goal is to help you fall in love. Let us explain.

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A Little Piece of Awesome - What Sets Teacup Apart From the Rest

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A tiny home or cottage might be small, but purchasing one is still a big decision. Here at Teacup, we know that you have choices, and we want you to be confident in the route you take when you go tiny. That's why today, we've decided to share a bit about our company mindset as well as some customer reviews (!) to give you an idea of what sets us apart from other tiny home builders.

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How a Teacup Tiny Cottage Could Help You Embrace Slow Living

Teacup Tiny Homes

What if spending time with our families was easier? What if we could take vacations more often? What if it was more feasible to slow the world down?

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Why Teacup Tiny Cottages Are Your Answer to Attainable Vacations

Teacup Tiny Homes

Our inspiration takes many forms. However, one piece that keeps coming back to us is the importance of taking time away to reconnect with our most authentic lives. Somewhere along the line, ‘hustle culture’ became a staple of our society, and our team at Teacup Tiny Homes is dedicated to shifting this narrative to help you slow down. Remember vacations? We’d like to see you enjoy those again! This time, however, we’d like things to be a little more peaceful.

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How to Protect Yourself When Choosing A Builder

Teacup Tiny Homes

Finding the right builder for you can be hard. In this post, we introduce you to our friend Adelina who talks about a few ways to protect yourself when choosing a builder from her YouTube channel.

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Tiny Homes: The BIG Alternative Banishing the Ghost of McMansion

Interview by Nav. M. ~ Good Morning Canada

Credit to Nav. M. Good Morning Canada Over the last two decades, tiny homes have taken up a firm place in the collective consciousness and despite no single definition, they generally refer to small buildings (less than 400 sq ft) where space is maximized to create a long-term residence. The wider tiny house movement has gained immense popularity among various demographic groups, and is underscored by a minimalist ethos that “less is more” utilizing formal design and architectural concepts. However, the main assumption is that homeowners can increase affordability while reducing the impact of their environmental footprint. Proponents of the movement are keen to work alongside policy makers and planners to address a number of complimentary housing issues. For example, as a solution to a growing housing shortage and affordability crisis in large cities and conurbations on a global level. Also, as a temporary form of housing for frontline workers and to meet the demands of a rising digital workforce. Indeed the tiny house movement is not only gathering momentum but it’s also confronting these challenges head on. Tiny homes have a small footprint but they offer a great deal to those people with an open mind; In particular, to adventurous homeowners, to investment property owners and to individuals looking for a simpler lifestyle or vacation. In this episode we invite Jennifer McCarthy, President and Founder of Teacup Tiny Homes based in Lethbridge, Alberta to explain various aspects of the operational side of her business. She discusses the plan models which her company designs and builds; How conforming to the latest building and efficiency codes produces a more sustainable Tiny House; How smaller spaces can be maximized to make them look and feel bigger, and her leadership insights regarding the Tiny Home Industry. We trace the origins of the tiny house movement from early thinkers and adopters such as Sarah Susanka and Jay Shafer, who both influenced the broader conversation about creating a better, more thought-out space, emphasizing quality over quantity. We introduce fascinating research which confirms the growing trend of conventional houses getting bigger over the past five decades. New US homes today are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973 and living space per person has nearly doubled. Interestingly, while houses are getting bigger, family size is getting smaller. We also cite a UCLA social science study reprinted in 2017 which highlights the effects of consumerism and material culture, explaining how empty space has been repurposed for storage use. But on a darker note, how consumer societies are drowning in a “culture of clutter.” In contrast, Tiny Homes offer homeowners the opportunity to value, quality of space over quantity of square footage. Clearly Tiny Homes are an alternative to traditional forms of housing by making us re-examine the underlying housing trends which have created undue societal pressure for decades but most importantly, how we view our quality of life. Click the link below to listen to the entire interview.

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