These tiny houses can often be no bigger than 150 sq. ft. (Don’t believe me? Check out this tiny home constructed in a truck. That’s what I call a mobile home.)
With the media pining over tiny homes more and more people are starting to prefer this alternative living. But could you live in a tiny home?
The Pros of Living in a Tiny Home
There are a ton of pros that I can see right off the bat. These include:
Financial Freedom – As I’ve been perusing tiny house blogs I’ve seen several of these homes be built for less than $10,000. How awesome would it be to pay $10k and be done with your housing costs forever? Pretty awesome considering homes are typically the biggest expense for the average American.
Less Stuff – You know how you get the urge to make every home in your house look just right? Imagine only having a couple hundred square feet to decorate. You would be able to afford whatever you wanted since you’re space is so small.
Self Sufficiency – A lot of these tiny homes have no electric and if they do have electric it’s run by solar power. And my guess is that if you wanted to live in a tiny home you’d also be looking for other ways to take care of yourself – like growing your own food, building fires to keep warm, etc.
Mobility – So besides the fact that you can make your tiny home mobile you also have the ability to save a ton of money and travel when you like. You’re not tied down to huge monthly expenses. You can do what you want, when you want.
The Cons of Living in a Tiny House
Of course it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Nothing in life ever is. So what are the cons of living in a tiny home?
The Limited Space – I don’t know about you but I have two kids. There’s just no way I could live in a 200 sq. ft. home with my kids. We’re in 900 sq. ft. right now and I’m not sure that I could go any smaller. Mommy needs her space.
The Limited Space – Did I mention how hard it would be to live in a tiny home with kids? And what about sleepovers? Yikes.
The tiny homes that are being built now a days are very intricate. It blows my mind how builders and homeowners are able to put so much function in such a little space.
Being that I’m a tad bit Closter phobic I don’t think tiny house living is for me. But I can definitely see enormous benefits for the homeowners.
What about you? Could you live in a tiny home? Have any desire to do so?