- Tiny houses are on trend right now, but while the minimalist lifestyle has benefits, it brings some challenges.
- Tiny houses can help people live debt free and they’re more environmentally friendly.
- Living in such tight quarters can create unique, unexpected problems that can seem magnified in a tight space, like easier wear and tear and quick messes.
- Here’s what life is really like living in a tiny house, from the good to the bad.
Tiny houses are painted as a minimalist utopia — and while many tiny home dwellers love the lifestyle that brings, it doesn’t come without a few challenges.
Tiny houses have their perks — they’re both environmentally and budget friendly. But living in such tight quarters can create unique, unexpected problems, like difficult zoning laws, easier wear and tear, taking care of compost toilets, and quick messes, to name a few.
Tiny houses may have their appeal, but not they’re not the right fit for everyone. There are a few things to consider before plunging into a such a small space.
So what does the reality look like versus the perception? Here’s what life is really like living in a tiny home — the good and the bad.
The roots of tiny living date back to the 18th century in the days of Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond, but tiny houses have been a rising trend in the past five years.
In 2013, the Caravan Tiny House Hotel opened in Portland, Oregon, and reality TV shows Tiny House Nation and Tiny House Hunters debuted the following year, putting tiny living in a national spotlight.
Over the past three years, zoning laws and nonprofits have been passed throughout various parts of the US to help relax regulations for tiny houses.
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