In 1978 the average US home size was 1,780 square feet, in 2007 the average increased to 2,479 square feet. The small house movement is a return to simplicity and minimalism. Homes are usually under 600 square feet (some as low as 65sq ft) and often on trailers to get around city code requirements. The US financial situation of 2007-2010 makes the tiny house extremely attractive as typical costs are about $20,000 to $50,000 as of 2012. Jay Shafer founding Tumbleweed Tiny House Company which popularized tiny houses on wheels especially when being interview by news outlets like CNN.