The tiny house movement is anything but tiny. In fact, tiny homes are popping up all over the United States thanks to their affordability. Even though they are gaining in popularity, here’s the question you still need to ask yourself: is tiny house living right for you? Here are three ways to tell if you’re up for the challenge.
You have to be ready for close family living
If you are considering moving your family, then the first question you need to ask yourself is if they can handle the close living quarters. Here’s the deal… in a tiny home, there is no retreating to your own bedroom or space, and would your teenager really be fine with not having their own room? If you think your family can make the adjustment, then re-think family communication and how to deal with family challenges.
Consider your reasoning for wanting to live in a tiny home
What interests you about living in a tiny home? If the low cost intrigues you, know that you still need a significant budget to get that tiny house of your dreams. While it is much more affordable than a home, you will still need to fork over a big chunk of money! If you want to live more sustainably, tiny house living is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint. Just by living in a tiny house, you instantly use less water, less overall consumerism and less appliances.
Would you build your home on wheels or a foundation?
Here’s an important question that many tiny home owners don’t think about first: would you build your home on wheels or a foundation? Do you own land on which you could build? If so, then you’re going to need to think about a septic tank and other utilities, which can easily hike up the cost. And while you may initially want to go all-in on sustainable living, consider every possible detail including plumbing options. For instance, are you ready for everything that a composting toilet entails? While we can easily be pro-tiny house living in the beginning, there are several components you need to think about first! Here’s a tip from those that have been there…it may be in your best interest to rent a tiny house, and see how you and your family enjoys the lifestyle.