1. Less environmental impact.
People are more and more concerned about the state of the world, and that’s fair. Even if you deny climate change, it’s not hard to look around and see that humans are having a negative impact. When it comes to environmental damage, it all starts at home with what we buy, how much energy we use, and other consumer choices. Tiny homes are easier on the environment because it’s less expensive to go off grid and be solar powered, you have more yard for gardening, and you can’t fill it with a bunch of stuff shipped from every corner of the world.
2. They’re economical.
Basic tiny homes can be built for a few thousand dollars (and up to $50,000) pretty easily. This makes mortgages more manageable or non-existent depending on whether or not you purchased land for it. A 20% down payment on a $250,000 house can buy you a plot of land and a tiny home. Beats an $1,800/mo 30 year loan, doesn’t it?
3. It’s simpler living.
Living in a small home means it’s harder to complicate your life with expensive tastes and too much stuff. Big houses allow for an insane, conusmeristic lifestyle that fits with our culture. The tiny home breaks that mold.
4. You’ll just be happier.
Less stress from paying off debt, less crap in your house, and fewer things to worry about equals more happiness in your day to day life! You have the things you really love and want, you don’t need to clean so much, and you’re more in control of your life.
Sounds pretty awesome to me. Do you think you could live in a tiny home?
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