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Tiny House Big Living
Tiny Home Living
So what exactly is a tiny home? For the purpose of this Hub a tiny home is any home that is under about 400 square feet and down to some that are even like the Tumbleweed XS that is 65 square feet. That is a tiny home. Now you think 400 square feet that is about the size of your first apartment in college. That was small right, but remember how much your electric and water bill was for that small place. Small homes use very little energy and tiny houses like that Tumbleweed use way less. Not to mention the savings in cost for stuff to fill them up. Because in small houses storage is at a minimum you only store what you really will use in the future and get rid of the rest or don't buy it in the first place. Look at your current home how much stuff is just sitting in the attic or the garage can you even get your car in there? In tiny homes there is not really that option so you can't just buy things that you will never use.
Small Home or Tiny Home Consideration
Tiny homes are not for everyone. how do you know if it's for you? Well, you could try out living in a small home or a tiny home. How, simply by renting a small RV or travel trailer for about a month or two if you can last that long maybe it's for you. I don't mean just living in a tiny home but truly enjoying your life.
The title of this hub is Tiny House Big Living, this is where the big living comes in. If you've tried living in the small travel trailer and enjoyed it. I don't mean just survived but truly enjoyed it then you are ready for your small house or tiny house. The Big Living part is that when you look at your monthly budget, you have one of those right see how much you spend on housing? Thats mortgage taxes insurance etc. or rent if you rent. Chances are that is well over a thousand dollars a month. Imagine what it might be in one of these tiny houses or small homes. If you bought the materials and plans and built the Tumbleweed XS it would cost 16000 dollars or you can buy it ready made for around 38000 dollars. That's less than some peoples car note. But, that's not all look at that gas bill and that electric bill. Imagine if those were twenty percent of what they are now or less. Now you've seen how much money you can save what about time? Think about your hobbies. What is yours. How much more time could you devote to it if you weren't spending all that time cleaning your 2000 square foot home or only had to clean a 100 to 400 square foot home?
Tiny House Pics
Who Buys Tiny Houses
Who Buys Tiny Homes
All kinds of people that's who. From students looking for a cheap place to live to adults who want to get out of the rat race and stop just working to support their home and start working to live a nice life. Then there are people who add a tiny home to their current backyard to use as a guest suite for when they have visitors come over to stay. Some tiny homes are mounted on trailer chassis and are transportable and people buy them in lieu of an RV and stay in a mobile home park or travel around the country in their tiny home. So, as you can see all types of people buy tiny homes for a lot of different reasons.
Two Ways To Get A Tiny or Small Home
There are two ways to get a tiny or small house. You can purchase it ready made or you can buy plans and build it yourself.
Tiny House Purchase
To purchase a tiny house you can go to a company such as one of the better known ones Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and purchase a ready made tiny house. Right now you can purchase the 102 square foot Tumbleweed Weebee for 49000 dollars ready made. That is a good option for people who are not good at building things or are just want their house now.
Tiny House building
Building a tiny house is exactly that you get your either purchase them online from a place like Tumbleweed Tiny House Company for instance you can purchase the plans for the 102 square foot Weebee tiny house for 859 dollars and build it yourself or you could hire a contractor to come to your place and build it for you, however that would raise the cost of the home and the Tumbleweed company estimates you can build that project for 21000 dollars. Another option for you is there are several places online where you can find free tiny house plans online. Also look for free small house plans, pick the ones you want and mix and match the plans till you get what you want on your plans as many are interchangeable. Just remember that to be transportable they have to be in the tiny house category so they will fit on a trailer for transport.
Tiny House Living
Tiny House Books and Designs
Final Thoughts On Tiny Houses
Tiny House Final Thoughts
The main thing if your considering a tiny home or a small home is to read some of the books and watch the videos to get a better idea of peoples experiences. But, to really experience it for yourself you need to try it by doing it yourself. Living in the RV for a couple of months to me is a good approximation of living in a tiny house. Give it a try. Good Luck.
Still Considering Living In a Tiny House
Well, after the books and the videos and the online research and trying it out if your still considering it and you live in California why don't you go on a weekend trip and check out the open house. On the second Saturday of each month Jay Shafer's personal home is open he is the owner of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes. So spend a weekend in the wine country and stop by Sebastopol and go to the open house.