There’s a lot of hype these days when it comes to Tiny House Movement and with good reason. But that also means a lot of unanswered, questions floating around which need clarification.
So as a Tiny House liver and builder, let me clear those up for you!
Let’s start with the most common questions I get from family, friends and people who are genuinely curious about Tiny House Living.
#1. Is It Actually Comfortable Living in Such a Small Space?
Most people think living in a small space, means living in a crammed space. Not so. With smart design, you can have your tiny house built for comfort, functionality, and design in mind. These types of homes maximize space by giving everything in the home multiple uses.
For example, a kitchen table can double up as an office desk, cutting station, or fold up into the wall when not in use.
For us, our first Tiny Home was a 32 ft. 5th wheel we lived in for the first 7 years of our marriage and we loved it! After the kids left the house, we started playing with the idea of going back to a similar lifestyle and decided to take the plunge!
#2. Where Do You Keep Things in Such a Small Space?
When it comes to storing stuff and keeping the place clean, the important thing is having an exclusive space, whether it’s a small closet or storage space for storing things neatly. Since you have a small space, it’s important to stay organized with your things and keep possessions to a minimum. It takes a bit of effort, but it also helps in teach us to be responsible for our things and live more sustainably.
#3. What About Privacy?
This is an interesting one. Since tiny houses are small, there’s not much space and privacy can definitely be limited. But if you’re good at organizing space, and respecting other’s time alone, you’ll surely find a way to create a space for a little privacy.
#4. Can You Have People Over?
It all depends on your furniture and how you arrange everything inside your place. Some Tiny Homes are designed with foldable tables, beds, and furniture that tuck away neatly when not in use. Other tiny homes are a perfect fit for the family living in it, but don’t offer much more room for others.
As a general rule of thumb, guests can be accommodated to visit, but overnight guests prove more difficult, although it does work in some cases.
#5. If You Could Do It All Over Again Would You?
It’s been the best decision of our lives, one that’s felt liberating, adventurous and created more freedom in our lives than ever before.
We love sharing our story with others and showing them what’s possible living in a Tiny Home (often far more than they could’ve imagined!)
If you feel like a Tiny House might be right for you, or have any questions please feel free to reach out to me firstname.lastname@example.org