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Considering a Tiny Home? 8 Things to Think Through

| 10/11/2018 10:41:00 AM


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More than a trend, the tiny house movement has engendered a philosophy. It's the idea that people can do more with less, that they can cast off inessential luxuries and take only as much as they need. For many Americans, this mindset is a much-needed diversion from the country's obsessive consumerism.

But a tiny house is a giant leap in lifestyle for those who haven't experienced them. For individuals who have come to enjoy a certain degree of comfort, the constraints of a tiny house can prove disenchanting, failing to meet their expectations as an alternative way of life.

Those who want to make a tiny house their home should research the many different angles of this complicated subject. We've compiled the main points that every person should address before they invest, including advantages and disadvantages of the tiny house lifestyle.

Advantages of a Tiny Home

People seeking to buy a tiny house will find no lack of enthusiastic testimonials about the tiny lifestyle. Many of these claims are rational, with evidence to support them. Below are four reasons why a tiny house is a smart choice for those looking for a change.

10/20/2018 2:59:50 AM

Downsizing is not just physically getting rid of thing it is a psychological change. In a country where we have been taught excess is winning, going small can be difficult for some. Therefore it might be easier to downsize a little at a time. Meaning that maybe you should not go from your big 4 bedroom house to a tiny, but just go to a smaller 2 bedroom house and then to a tiny. Change is not only physical it is physiological and if you are not happy then maybe it is not for you.

10/19/2018 9:27:43 AM

Islander: YES! While I am more than willing to live in a small house, anything tiny would rapidly become a "community" for one (plus the cat), what with a place to store and use 30 years' worth of fabric and needlework supplies, the paper books I have acquired (and re-read time after time), plus various other collections, again decades in the making. Oh, and don't forget the home gym, the garden shed, the garage, the barn, etc. I embrace the sufficiency of one bedroom, but refuse to allow the occasional (and NEVER overnight!) guest the use of my personal bathroom, thus requiring a powder room - or an outhouse ;-)

10/19/2018 7:52:11 AM

There is just one simple issue. Live within your means! Keep your monthly recurring costs at a minimum. It feels good to be responsible and if that means a small home until such time as you can afford a larger one, so be it. A house will fall apart every ten years weather you live in it or not.

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