Tiny homes have become big business. For some this has expanded the movement and opened it up to more people. To others, it is taking a message of self reliance and affordable living, and marketing it to people with too much money and not enough integrity. There are conventions; one recent gathering in Florida had over 30,000 attendees another in Colorado had twice as many that showcase the latest in technology side by side with DIY workshops. With the numerous TV shows, blogs, magazines, etc devoted exclusively to tiny house living, has come interest from more and more people, and with that interest has come products from more and more companies, often smaller versions of traditional appliances, that while smaller in size, are often greater in price. There are purists of course, who feel that going high tech is against the ideals of tiny living, but others see it as a way to reduce your overall footprint, but without having to sacrifice modern comforts entirely, after all, solar power is often a component of many tiny houses. It seems that there will be conflicts and not everyone will agree, but if you happen to be part of the movement, no matter how you go about it, I wish you the best. A smaller footprint, and living in ways that benefit the environment as well was saving money on utilities and other expenses will also benefit all of us in the long run.