Business View Magazine | January 2021

140 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JANUARY 2021 T i ny homes started as a fad for free- spirited people looking to leave the demands of society behind to chase a dream, but somewhere along the line other people saw the opportunity a tiny home could bring. They need less land, making it a cheaper option for home ownership; they leave a smaller ecological footprint; and you don’t need as much ‘stuff’ to fill the space. A tiny house is economical and can have everything a home requires – stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, heating and cooling, beds, storage, bathroom, and much more. It quickly became more than a fad and developed into a trendy, cheaper way to live a minimalist lifestyle anywhere in the world. As rent prices skyrocket in every state, the tiny home way of life is getting more and more attention. Cities have started looking at tiny homes as wise rental options for debt-strapped recent graduates, young professionals, empty nesters, and retirees. There are also movements throughout the U.S., as public housing lists broach 15-year wait times, to invest in tiny homes for those people and to help mitigate the surge in homelessness in recent years for citizens and veterans. And while local governments are starting to catch up to an economical tiny, trendy way of life, in the meantime Arline Mendoza hasn’t been waiting for them. She has forged ahead creating her own manufacturing business, Forever Tiny Homes. Mendoza, a Latino mother of three, started Liberty Cabins Incorporated about nine years ago, but found that people were misidentifying the company’s purpose – thinking they were building traditional cabins. So Forever Tiny Homes, a sister company to Liberty Cabins Inc., was born. Today, it’s a well established manufacturer of tiny homes with a very enthusiastic and HOMES s in small spaces