In case you haven't heard, tiny homes have suddenly become a big thing in Idaho. Here are 4 reasons why the tiny home craze has appealed to so many people and why it may or may not be for you.

If you're new to the tiny home thing, these abodes rarely exceed 500 square feet. Many are in the 200 range. That's a BIG downsize. Why have so many turned to living small?

1. Tiny homes force you to simplify your life

When you go from maybe living in a full-size home that's over 2,000 square feet to one that's maybe 1/10th that size, you will have to eliminate most of the clutter in your life.

2. Owning a tiny home allows many to travel the world

It's true that tiny homes are often towed behind trucks. If you have a job that requires travel, this allows you to quite literally take your home with you.

3. Tiny homes can save you on utility costs

It's simple physics. If you have a smaller home, you'll have less space to heat or cool. That can save you big time on your annual utility bills.

4. Tiny homes have a personal charm it's harder to capture in a big house

Most of the new tiny homes you'll see almost seem to have a theme to them. Some want modern, industrial looks. Others choose quaint or rustic aesthetics. Tiny homes do allow owners to have something that represents their personalities.

Clayton Homes of Filer recently shared some of the latest trends that have made tiny homes into luxury homes. They also have options for those that aren't quite ready to take the tiny home plunge. That includes many homes that allow customization to designs and offer energy-efficient features.

They also have a Grand Slam Clearance going on now through July 29.

Come meet the team at Clayton Homes of Filer and tour the neighborhood at 21360 Hwy 30 near the Twin Falls Museum or online at ClaytonHomesofIdaho.com!