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The contemporary TH movement emerged in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 housing crisis in the United States and the subsequent global financial meltdown. Struggling to make ends meet, the movement and its early adherents pioneered a new way to live a simpler and – and what they saw as – a more rewarding lifestyle. Little is known, however, how tiny housers view community. To address this gap in the literature, a secondary data analysis of variables from two large survey datasets (N=354 and N=1008) was conducted using IBM SPSS 24.0. Based on a series of descriptive and bivariate analyses, the findings of this exploratory study suggest that tiny housers have a unique – and at times countercultural – set of views on how to live with others. These preference for certain types of community, it will be argued, can be best explained by making references to the larger socio-cultural context of our time. Implications for future research will also be discussed.


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  • Subject
    • Sociology & Human Services

  • Institution
    • Dahlonega

  • Event location
    • VMR 3 Enter Guest PIN 2003

  • Event date
    • 17 April 2020

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Tony Zschau