Originally Posted by pismocouple
RVing is a community. Tiny housing is a fad...
The tiny house people no doubt think they're part of a community given the current wide definition of the word in which any group of people with a common interest are part of a "community".
In any event many would agree that a travel trailer or other RV (or a park model) can do the job intended of a tiny house as well as a tiny house does, even though it wouldn't do it as cutely.
Part of the appeal of the tiny house is social; it's distinction from an RV avoids the low rent stigma attached to RVs. The person living in the tiny house can feel trendy and upscale rather than down and out. Of course a person of strong character wouldn't care about that but there you go.