Can you imagine living free from mortgages, rent and utility bills? We know it is hard but not a delusion. Tiny house refers to housing that is self-sustainable, built on a minimum budget, usually moveable and of course, offering an elegant style of living. A tiny house can sometimes be a house set up in an RV. This type of a tiny house is moveable and can be taken anywhere. However, most tiny homes are fixed and require a piece of land.
Tiny homes have been all the rage lately, and I know you may find this hard to believe, but I actually love the prospects the movement has for the construction industry. I’ll follow up why in another article.
Today we’re going to talk about what a prospective tiny family would need to construct a tiny home…
What’s A “Tiny Home”
Depending on the lifestyle and built of the people, a tiny house can easily accommodate 2 – 3 persons. A tiny house is usually fitted with solar panels for electricity, are fitted with water tanks, have a small kitchen, a single room, and a bathroom. Some tiny houses even have a dedicated space for study and entertainment.
The idea of living in a tiny house, free from stress and troubles of a city life sounds fascinating but it is not for everyone.
Before you buy or build a tiny home, consider the following.
1- Local Regulation
Before you start building a tiny house, make sure to check with the local authorities. There are some neighborhoods that don’t allow building a tiny home in the vicinity. Most areas consider tiny houses as recreational homes. You can temporarily live in them but can’t settle in for good. With more people liking the tiny house lifestyle, the rules are expected to change soon.
2- Decide Where Your Tiny House Will Sit
Another important consideration when building a tiny house is where do you want it. Do you want it fixed in one place or moving in an RV? Settling down in an RV is comparatively easier and cheaper than buying or renting a piece of land and then building a tiny house on it from scratch.
Some people living in a tiny house in an RV goes for off the grid living. This means that they don’t rely on public utilities and either live without them or generate their own. If you are planning for this, get ready with things like solar panels for electricity, your personal well for water and some arrangement for heat.
Or you can simply build a tiny home in your backyard without having to worry about the utilities.
4- DIY or Professional Help?
Some people build their tiny house without any help – all by themselves. The idea is a cool one but not very practical if you don’t have any construction experience. We advise our readers to get in touch with some professional builders as they have the expertise, skills plus some great ideas about your tiny house.
Living in a tiny house can be a life-changing move. It gives you a chance to live a life of your choosing. Away from the hustle of the cities and closer to nature. However, not everything that glitters is gold. Not everyone is suited for this lifestyle and you can’t be sure unless you try it first. So, we advise our readers to first try renting a tiny home and see if you are a tiny house dweller or not.Tags: tine home, tine house, tiny home construction