So, why you want to live tiny? The reasons for choosing to go small range from reducing expenses and debt, inability to acquire a new home, searching for sustainability, a life crisis, or even preparing for an uncertain future. The first important step is to decide what type of tiny house you want. To many, the phrase “tiny house” brings to mind an archetypal small house on wheels, a miniature cottage on a trailer.
Indeed, most tiny housers prefer some degree of mobility and to save money on vans. A survey found that many people lived in small houses on wheels, and a small but growing proportion live in converted caravans, vans, or buses. If you find this notion of having met your needs, then here’s what to consider when choosing a house, van, or caravan.
Why Do You Prefer to Live Small?
First, you need to evaluate your motivation, which may vary depending on circumstances or your life. The most critical question is how often you want to move. Do you want to be ultra-mobile and live like a digital nomad, perhaps in a “stealth van” in the city, changing parking spaces every night?
Or do you want to settle down alternatively, maybe move around from time to time to be closer to the service, medical schools, or children’s centers? Or do you want to travel between the houses of adult children or do pet sitting, staying from weeks to months?
How Sustainable Is Your Choice?
Sustainability is another important factor to consider. Most small houses on wheels are so far from the electricity grid that they depend on solar energy, rainwater, and rainwater baths. They are often built entirely from renewable or recycled materials. Living small means less energy needed for heating and less room for superfluous stuff, encouraging or enforcing a minimalist lifestyle.
On the other hand, caravans are not particularly sustainable. They are commonly built on mass-produced materials that can produce out-gassing on paints and carpets. Besides, vans and buses are generally no more or less tolerable than any similar vehicle.
What Kind Of Life Do You Need?
Small houses, no matter what kind, are just this: Mini. Space is scarce, and living in miniature requires fewer things, such as clothes, sports, and hobby equipment. If you are used to living in a very large area, it may take some time to get used to mini living practical aspects; people often complain about the scents of the kitchen and hot tubs. However, despite the frequency of small houses, few people live there.
However, most people who have lived in mini-lives believe that their experience has been evaluated positively. It has also greatly improved their lives and helped them expand their life choices, especially their consumption habits, even after moving into more conventional homes.