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Living Little

Explore tiny home living with Snake River Tiny Homes

Published online: Mar 05, 2024 Home And Garden, Lifestyle
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The saying goes, the best things come in small packages, and for tiny homes, this is especially true. Just under 400 square feet, these tiny homes pack a big punch for their small size, offering a compact yet cozy lifestyle. 

Tiny homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tiny home RVs to larger park models, and living little is rising in popularity for its many benefits—freedom, a greater connection to nature and affordability. 

Freedom to travel in a tiny home is one of its most attractive features. “Tiny homes are becoming so enticing because of the idea of living a life full of experiences,” Jessica Cardon, realtor with Keller Williams Realty East Idaho, said. 

These homes are unique in the way that they are built to be mobile but with removable wheels. “People like to simplify their lives and these give them more of that home feel while living a minimalist lifestyle,” Jessica said. 

This simple lifestyle is becoming more attractive to a number of different types of people who want a lifestyle of more freedom. Whether they want to live full-time minimalistically, travel more or gain more independence, tiny homes have a lot of opportunity. “These make a beautiful option for multi-generational living for instance, by moving mom or dad close to home without removing their independence,” Jessica said. 

Living in a tiny home is a good fit for not only individuals, but families too, with the option of multiple different floor plans. “We have a tiny home that can fit up to as many as six people,” Porter Talbot, owner of Snake River Tiny Homes said. 

Each floor plan consists of several high-end features, a ton of natural lighting and the option of either one or two sleeping lofts. Tiny homes include all of the amenities you would expect in a regular home and are built to last for up to 30 years (and bonus, they’re easier to clean.)

Tiny homes are great for the families who want to spend the majority of their time outdoors. “I see those families that live in RV’s with their kids and what they do is spend their time outside,” Jessica said. “These homes are a good option for the people who want to live a lifestyle of being outdoors and creating experiences.”

The most attractive feature of tiny homes, though, is the affordability. “Similar to an RV, the tiny homes are on a trailer, but everything else is built out of wood like a traditional home,” Porter said. “So you get that home feeling but it's mobile and you're building equity in it, versus an apartment where you don't build any equity.” A lower monthly payment and a minimalist lifestyle inevitably saves tiny home owners more money to save or spend on other experiences.

“I think this new generation doesn’t want things, they want experiences,” Jessica said. “Imagine you’re traveling and you get to take your house and all of your belongings with you. There’s a lot of freedom in that.”

For more information, head to or contact Jessica Cardon at 208-231-3638 or


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