Tiny houses are cropping up everywhere. Are you entertaining the idea of living in one of these micro-homes? Wondering if tiny house living is right for you? If so, you might want to consider the questions below.
Do you love your stuff?
Do you have a massive collection of, well, anything? You may be able to keep a small portion of your collection, just not the whole thing. Whether it be shoes, books or figurines, if you’re not willing to down-size, tiny house living may not work well for you.
Can you live with just a few outfits?
If you’re a fashion fanatic, you might want to re-think that tiny house. Storage is limited in a tiny home. You might not be able to keep more than 4 or 5 outfits. Does it bother you to have only one dressy outfit that you where for everything?
Are you claustrophobic?
Tiny houses are tiny, after all. If you have trouble riding in elevators or being restricted in movement, think about how you would feel confined to a one room home all winter. Claustrophobia and tiny homes don’t mix well.
Are you physically limited?
It may seem that a tiny house would be the perfect home for someone with mobility issues. After all, there’s not much walking to do. On the other hand, a wheelchair, scooter or walker may not fit in a tiny home. Plus, a lot of tiny houses have loft bedrooms. It’s certainly something to think about, isn’t it?
Is cooking your passion?
Tiny houses have tiny kitchens. While you can certainly still indulge your passion, it will be on a smaller scale. The utensils, appliances and ingredients on hand may be limited due to space issues. You may be doing most of your cooking on a hot plate or in a crock pot. Are you OK with that?
Is entertaining important to you?
Loners tend to do much better in tiny houses than those who have a large social network. There’s not much extra seating or even standing room in a micro home. That being said, there are tiny house communities with club houses and the like that you might take advantage of. You could also entertain outdoors in good weather.
Does your job require a lot of tools and supplies?
Professionals such as electricians, framers and others in the construction industry, will likely find a tiny house too small to house their tools. Of course, tools can be kept in a shed or service van. Using that option may, however, limit your mobility.
Are you actually looking forward to downsizing?
Don’t mind doing without material goods? Looking forward to having less stuff to maintain? Trying to reduce your bills and carbon footprint? Not really into keeping up with the Jones’? Not bothered by any of the typical tiny house issues? If so, a tiny house could be the perfect choice for you.
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