One of the biggest trends in real estate today is the building of and living in tiny homes. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, but most people seem to want to do it in order to save money or reduce their carbon footprint. However, there are a number of factors that you need to consider before making this adjustment.
Putting Money Down
You will want to build your own tiny home which will suit your own needs. To do this you will need to put down at least $20,000 to start the process of planning and building your home.
Building a Home That is Right for You
Tiny homes can be very challenging to live in and have all the amenities that you want. You will need to be prepared to build a home that can fit your “needs” but might sacrifice some of your “wants.”
You may think that building a tiny home can happen quickly, but this is not always the case. It can actually take up to two years for a tiny home to be built.
Most tiny homes are about the size of a one-car garage or smaller. When making the decision to build a home you need to be prepared to live in a space that small.
You will not only need to downsize your furniture but also your clothes and accessories. All of your belongings will need to fit into the tiny area, so be prepared to get rid of or sell your things before moving in.
Finding a Place
Once your home is built, you will need to park your tiny home some place. Make sure before you start building that you consider where you will keep your tiny home.
You will need to not only share space with others but in some situations you will need to share resources as well.
What about a Bathroom?
You will need to decide if you will build a bathroom into your tiny home or if you will be finding another place to go. This situation can often be a deal breaker for most.
If you like hosting parties a tiny home may not be the place for you. You need to think about if and how your everyday lifestyle will fit into the tiny home.
Owning a tiny home can be a very rewarding and beneficial lifestyle as long as you are prepared for it. Make sure you take the time to consider the consequences before making your decision; otherwise, you may regret in a big way the downsized lifestyle.