If you’re like me, you’ve been paying close attention to the tiny house movement. People are ditching their huge mortgages at a growing rate. It’s hard to say what the best thing is about tiny house living. Still, I have a pretty good grasp on why I want to give it a shot. Let’s have some fun. I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours in the comment section.
I’ve been wanting to completely pare down my life for some time now. I’m working at it. I’m doing pretty good. Problem is, Every time I start to throw something away, I think of all the maybes. You know. Maybe the kids will spend the night. I’ll need extra blankets. Maybe so and so will notice I no longer have that gizmo they gave me 5 Christmases ago. Maybe a special occasion will come up. I’ll need to hang on to that dressy dress. Come on. I never wear dresses. Anyway, the point is that if I lived in a tiny house, I would have no choice but to go completely minimalist. Problem solved.
About those kids.
Oh, man. I love my kids and grand-kids more than anything in this world. Problem? They keep moving in with me. I really can’t afford it, but my heart won’t let me say no. Then, along comes that tiny house. It’s the perfect reason for me to toughen up and tell my kids that no, they can’t stay with us. There’s simply no room. A tiny house will help my kids and grand-kids learn to rely on themselves. Problem solved. Well, except for the fact that I would still feel bad that I couldn’t help them.
Cleaning would be a breeze in a tiny house.
You know how it goes when you work at home? You don’t? OK. Let me tell you. All the cleaning, yard work, gardening and everything else that goes with running the house lands right smack on your shoulders. It’s not that your family means to take advantage of you. They help when they can. It’s just that you’re the one who’s home all day. With a tiny house, cleaning should take about an hour, tops. Problem solved.
Moving would be a snap.
Is there anyone who actually enjoys moving? Sure, you like it once it’s over. What about the before and during part? Not so much fun, is it? Guess what though? Many tiny houses come on trailers. Yippee! So, say you are offered a great job in a different city. All you need do is make a few phone calls and hitch up the truck. No packing. No sorting. No fuss. A tiny house makes you mobile in case of emergency too. No need to board up the windows. Just go elsewhere. Problem solved.
There is that budget thing.
Is your mortgage breaking you? Utility bills got you down? No fun money or savings left at the end of the month? Heating, cooling and electricity for a tiny house is so inexpensive, it’s laughable, especially if you use Eco-friendly options like solar power. If you build the tiny house yourself, there is no mortgage, unless you’re paying for the land it sits on. Talk about a bill reduction. Tiny houses definitely have the upper hand when it comes to freeing up money for enjoying the important things in life. Problem solved.
What’s your favorite thing about tiny house living? Please feel free to share in the comment section.
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