Tiny House Builders, Tiny House Hunters, Tiny House Big Living, chances are you if you own a television, you’ve scrolled passed an option to watch one of the many tiny home shows sweeping the country.
The Tiny Home movement has developed into a phenomenon that people have become obsessed with! Each house is designed and decorated to benefit each individual owner, while also boasting countless other benefits.
The social movement of tiny houses began by people choosing to either downsize the spaces they lived in, simplify, live with less, or all of the above. But this trendy movement has become way more than simply living in a tiny space.
While most tiny houses are independent structures, some may be parked on land alongside other buildings or larger homes. They can be both rented or owned, and you can even build your own tiny home from a tiny home kit! They come in all shapes, sizes and forms, but they all have one thing in common – they all enable simpler living in a more quaint, efficient space.
So aside from their efficient use of space, what’s the big deal about these tiny homes that has people downsizing their lifestyles?
The Big Deal About Tiny Homes
- Big Financial Advantages: The ability to live a lifestyle with adventure is becoming increasingly difficult to attain. For most Americans, almost half of their income is committed to their living expenses alone. It’s overwhelming how we pack our schedules to afford countless things we don’t need, and while 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, the reality of this has become extremely attractive to those shifting to living the tiny life. A regular home costs about 10 times as much as a tiny home. These extra savings can be put towards travel, retirement, or allowing yourself to simply work less.
- Commitment Free: You’ve probably often heard that people become hesitant to buy a home due to its permanence. After all, you are investing a lot of money to something that cannot be moved as well as the land around it. Perhaps you get a new job in a different city or state, or what if you no longer are too keen on your neighbors? You are not tied to your tiny home property (unless you buy a plot of land to park your tiny home on). You simply can hitch your tiny home to a truck and move it on over to a new location.
- Environmentally Friendly: Tiny homes are built in different ways, and while some tiny homes are built traditionally, needing power an water hookups, many tiny houses are super cheap to maintain. Electricity, fuel, water and waste disposal are significantly cheaper. In most cases you should be able to heat your space with a small wood stove and have it powered with solar or wind. Composting toilets are common in tiny homes, which allows waste to break down without the need for being hooked up to a sewage system.
- No Rules, All The Luxury: There are no hard pressed rules on the qualifying size for your tiny home, or how swanky and limitless your tiny house can be customized! Take it from Volkner Movil. A German company that created a luxury RV called the Performance S. Created to be a ‘Five Star Hotel’ on wheels, it just goes to show that just because you’ve downsized doesn’t mean you are limited to amenities or making it feel like home. The RV houses a full kitchen, cozy bedroom, heated bathroom, and a luxury driving area equipped with premium navigational features. And don’t worry, they even remembered a garage. When most people travel by RV they tend to tow their car on the back. The built in garage feature of this home on wheels was designed to safely park your car in place when you hit the road in your home.
Tiny homes are about living. Maybe you are looking to be free of debt and still own your own home, or maybe you dare to dream to live a bigger life filled with adventure and travel. Instead of having a bigger house, or adding to your everyday stresses to make your financial ends meet, choosing a tiny home could be your answer to living simply, living beautifully, and yet still living with everything you need.
Have you invested in a tiny home already? What are your thoughts on this new trend? Share with us in the comments, we would love to hear from you.