Would you live in a tiny house? This is a question people ask themselves all the time. Tiny houses are basically miniature portable and transportable homes on wheels. Now, to be classified as a tiny house one’s house need not be on wheels. But typically most tiny houses on wheels are around 200 square feet plus or minus a loft or other livable space.
Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, and they don’t have to be affixed to a trailer, but normally are.
Google defines a tiny house as:
The tiny house is defined as a living space under 400 square feet. A small house is under 1000 square feet.
Living in a tiny space has it’s pros and cons. Like if you have children it’s going to probably be difficult to live in close quarters with more than 2-3 people. A composting toilet could also pose an issue, but I think most people can get beyond the yuck-factor.
Most tiny houses are portable and transportable, which means you can move them anywhere you want. It’s easier to move, and your options of location open up in a way not possible with a mobile home or traditional suburban house.
The financial benefit probably outweighs all other benefits. The first tiny house pictured in this article was built for just over $11k. Tiny houses typically range in price from as low as $5k if you build yourself, or up to nearly $70k for manufactured models which are ready to go like Tumbleweed Houses.
I already know I personally wouldn’t mind living in a tiny house. The question is…
Would you live in a tiny house?