Tiny homes have taken everyone by storm. Everyone is looking to downsize and live a stress free life, mortgage free. What some don’t understand is that going tiny is hard and requires a lot of patience and adjusting. Ask yourself, are you really ready to move to a tiny home?
Bills and more bills on top of other bills. That’s how it feels when you have a home. It’s all part of being an adult but as an adult you don’t want to live in debt for the rest of your life. This is where going tiny makes sense.
When it comes to tiny homes you have a few different options. They include:
- RV living
- Tiny house on wheels
- Small permanent home on land
First, decide which option makes best sense to you. Campers or RVs come in a variety of styles, sizes and price range. They do use a lot of fuel and you will need to park them in an RV park which costs money.
Tiny homes on wheels are like RVs because they are mobile. You can use your car to haul the house. You can customize the home to any way you want and make it unique to you and your lifestyle. Again, you’ll need land or space to park your home.
If you have the land and just want a small cabin then you need tiny home plans. You can choose the plan you want and get the materials yourself or you can get a complete kit to build the structure. These permanent structures usually need contractors or licenses electricians to get everything setup and running properly. If your state is less strict, you can do it yourself with the help of friends and family.
The issue with tiny homes is that you can’t put all of your shoes and clothes and bottle collection anywhere you want. You are limited to the space and need to downsize. This means throwing away and donating items you can’t and won’t use.
Living tiny means embracing the size and living a simpler life. Do you really need 30 pairs of jeans or will two suffice? I know I only use two pair. Once you’re done downsizing you’ll probably need to go through your pile and downsize even more. Keep only the essentials- cooking tools, accessories, pots and pans and kitchen appliances you will need.
If you’re on a mobile tiny home, you don’t want anything to fall over or get damaged. Make sure your items are secure.
Can you go tiny with a family of four? Absolutely! If you are going tiny with your family make sure there is plenty of room outside where kids can play and spread out. Inside space should be used for cooking, family time, and sleeping.
So are you ready to go tiny? If you want to downsize and are over your endless bills, it’s time to make the move. You’ll soon realize the freedom a tiny home gives you and your savings will start growing, once again.