Tiny houses are revolutionizing the way we think about housing in the US. And, I have to admit, I’m tempted by the simplicity of life in a tiny house. Tempted enough that we have a stripped down travel trailer sitting in our side driveway, waiting to have a floor and walls added to it.
Here are five tiny house facts to tempt you to join the tiny house revolution:
Tiny houses come with tiny prices. Even if you skip all the awesome ways to save money on building materials, you can build a tiny house for $25,000-$40,000. That’s way less than the average house in my neighborhood which goes for around $250,000. You can read about one couple who sourced their supplies cleverly and built their home for $8,000. Check HERE.
Living in a tiny house forces you to prioritize your purchases. Instead of impulse buys because something looks nifty, you have to stop and really think about where the item will fit into your home and if you’ll have to give up anything in order to make room for your new purchase. It’s a built in budget keeper. Guaranteed, you’ll save money. Next thing you know, you’ll be living large like Heisenberg.
You’ll get that loft bedroom you’ve always wanted. And if you’re some crazy person who never wanted a loft bedroom, I don’t want to hear about it. That kind of insanity would completely destroy my world view.
Don’t like your neighbors? No problem! Just hitch your tiny house up to your truck and move on down the road.
It takes about twelve seconds to clean a 188 square foot house. Seriously. You can bring it down even further if you’re willing to bust out your leaf blower for the job.
So, what do you think? Ready to start building?