Tiny homes are all the rage right now. We see them around town, all over the internet, and they even have their own shows on HGTV. So what’s the big deal? Let’s discuss why there is such a strong appeal to this tiny home life.
- Low upfront costs compared to buying a home. There are some tiny houses that get very expensive very quickly, but if you go about it with the right approach and try to keep costs low (use repurposed material) then you can build a house well below a typical homeowner’s budget.
- It feels more like a home than a camper. If this is where you’re planning on living year-round then factors such as insulation will be important. This will help provide more comfortable living, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
- Mobility! If you have a job that requires you to relocate often then this could be perfect for you; you’ll always be at home. It could also be great for anyone who loves to travel. There’s no stopping you.
- Easy to clean. There is less space so naturally it will be less to clean. Many tiny homes are well thought out and have ample storage space with a clever design. As long as you stay organized, cleaning should be a breeze.
- It encourages a healthier lifestyle. Since your home will be itty-bitty, it encourages people to get outside more often. Nobody will be able to stay in their tiny house all the time without becoming claustrophobic. You’ll have the opportunity to get out, visit local shops and stores, and meet new people.
Although there are many positives to owning a tiny home, there are a lot of downsides as well. Many people who buy them know that it will only be temporary. They are often bought as a way to travel or save up for a downpayment on a house. It may seem ideal, but consider things such as the size of your family and where you’re going to park it. We suggest you first rent a small space for a short time and see how you like it.