Imagine your Life in a Tiny House

How many of us have ever fantasized about selling everything that we own, and restarting a more minimalistic and simple life? People are doing this daily, switching a cluttered life out for a more simple life, living in a tiny house. The idea behind tiny houses is that we just use too much space. We don’t need as many things as we think we do, and the excess in our lives is just simply unnecessary. This more basic style of living doesn’t have to be restricting, in fact, it’s far from it. It gives you the chance to appreciate every single thing that you have, and be more mindful of the items that you buy. Everything has a clear purpose, and you eliminate clutter. Life in a tiny house is more sustainable and affordable, and it can be a reality for you.

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The minimalist lifestyle

One of the main goals behind living in a tiny house, is to achieve the ultimate minimalist lifestyle. Think of all of the things you’ve collected over the years, that are just collecting dust in a corner of your closet or on a shelf in your garage. You have so many things that you don’t even need. Living in a tiny home forces you to live in a smaller space. This isn’t a setback, this is an opportunity. An opportunity to cleanse your life, and leave everything unnecessary in the past. If you truly are having a hard time letting go of some items, but they’re things you rarely use, compromise with yourself. Rent out a storage unit and place all of these items in the unit for 6 months. If you don’t find yourself needing these items within those 6 months, then get rid of them.

Build or buy?

When it comes to a tiny house, a lot of people wonder whether they should build their own or seek out a tiny house that is already built. There are pros and cons to both of these options, but ultimately, if you build it yourself, you’ll have the opportunity to customize it to your needs. You can accomodate for your children, your pets, and any other space related needs that you may have. The biggest setback with building, is that you’ll have to acquire building permits that you wouldn’t otherwise have to if you were simply going to buy a tiny house that was already built. Check with your local government. If you’re building on a foundation, you’ll need to acquire permits and go through the city government. If you’re going to build on a trailer, however, you might not.

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Foundations vs mobile

This brings us to the next question. Whether to build a stationary home on a foundation, or to build it on a trailer so it can be mobile. For a lot of people, one of the major draws of having a tiny house, is the idea that you can travel around and easily bring your entire home with you on your travels. The size of your home will probably be the same either way, so it really is a personal decision, whether you want to be on the road or not.

Stop thinking and start doing

The only way to get started on your tiny house, is to stop thinking and to just start doing. You can overthink this decision and second guess yourself forever. But if having a tiny house is something you want, and living a more minimalist life is your dream, then stop thinking about it. Just start doing. Move forward. Draw up your plans. Get the permits. Start building. You’ll save money, enjoy your life more, and have more freedom, when you live in your tiny house.

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Don’t get hung up

It’s easy to get hung up on the objects in your daily life. But don’t let yourself get hung up. These are just things. Materials. Not necessary. Let yourself let them go. It doesn’t have to be all at once. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, pace yourself. In fact, it’s better to start purging and get into a tiny house mindset before you actually make the move into your new tiny house.

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