Downsizing to a tiny house has become extremely popular. This isn’t surprising as it promises the opportunity to own your own home and give yourself some financial freedom.
However, as popular as the tiny house movement has become it doesn’t offer the perfect alternative to conventional living for everyone. You will need to make some changes, the question is whether you can accommodate these 4 things or not:
- Extra Space
You’ve probably chosen a tiny house for a variety of reasons and for most of the time you’ll find that it suits perfectly. However, if you have a small family there will be tiles when there is literally not enough space for everyone. This is especially true as your children age and want to do things by themselves.
That’s why it’s essential to consider the location of your tiny house. You need to have outside space to allow your children (and you) to blow off steam. It’s also a good idea to have some sort of out house to ensure you have somewhere to go for a few moments even in the wet weather.
It’s also a good idea to have a deck area outside your home; allowing you to enjoy cold dry days as well as the sunny hot ones.
- The Façade
Most people finish their tiny house with wood as this is generally environmentally friendly and looks more natural wherever your home is situated. However, wood requires regular maintenance to ensure it lasts for years and you stay dry.
It’s a good idea to consider cladding your tiny home instead. Companies like CGS Facade will provide a custom solution that is sure to last for many years; it should also add some extra insulation for the cold winter months.
Everything in your tiny house will require more maintenance than in a conventional home. The reason is simple; all the features will be used daily and will suffer from wear and tear.
When you live in a traditional home there will be spaces which are barely used but this is not an option when you have a tiny house. Although the carpet looks fantastic the constant wear over it is likely to make it look pretty tired within just a few months.
To avoid excessive wear and tear you’ll need to consider the most robust materials for all your furnishings; this will help them to endure the daily stresses of looking after a family.
You may be surprised at how much attention your tiny home gets. Despite becoming more popular there are still not that many of these houses. That will make your house a novelty and all your friends will want to visit.
Of course not all of them will love it but don’t be surprised if you get strangers stopping by to look, admire and chat to you about the realities of living in a tiny house.
It can be very rewarding; providing you’re prepared to make a few compromises.