I’m a fan of tiny houses, don’t get me wrong, who isn’t? Ever since I heard about tiny house living, I’ve been obsessed. I even created a Pinterest board to support my addiction to the cute little houses, but they’re not for me.
No, I don’t need a 2,400 square foot house, or anything of fancy sorts, but what I do need is functionality for my kids and family.
There was probably a day, sometime ago that I thought I could cuddle us all up into a tiny home and be happy, but anymore, it’s just not for me.
If you’re thinking of selling your home and moving your family into a tiny home, do me a huge favor and read these first. Tiny house living is not what it’s made out to be.
I Have Too Much Stuff
I hate to sound materialistic, because I’m not, but I seriously have too much stuff. Ahem, clothes, shoes… There are somethings I can give up, but getting rid of an entire life, is hard. That stuff has given me so many memories. First, there’s the little car beds we bought our kids that they never got to use, then there’s the mountains of beautiful wall hangings that were always my pride and joy in my house. In tiny homes you can only take so much stuff with you, so you literally have to get rid of almost EVERYTHING!
My Kids Have Too Much Stuff
Of course, if you’re not moving into a tiny house with kids, this one isn’t an issue, but if you are, read on. My kids have way too much stuff for tiny living. Since most tiny homes only have two bedrooms, where do my kids put their clothes and even just a few toys?
Tiny Living Isn’t Necessarily Cheaper
Unless you’re living somewhere where house prices are through the roof, tiny living isn’t necessarily cheaper. Most tiny houses range in price from $30k – over $100k, so what’s the point? Factor in the price of land, sewer, water, electric and you can seriously find yourself with a $100k house payment and only 400 square feet to show for it. Where I live, you can easily buy a decent home with at least an acre for less than $150k.
Tiny Living Doesn’t Leave Much Room For Medical Problems
I am to that age in my life where I have noticed the ones I love are getting older and with age comes an array of health issues. Most tiny homes that I have looked at utilize every foot of space possible and many use lofts for bedrooms. Unless, you plan on staying young and heathy forever, crawling and bending in your bedroom won’t always be medically possible. Add any other health issue that requires medical equipment and you may be surely out of luck.
What Happens In Case of a Fire?
Then there is finally the fact that tiny homes are tiny. If a tiny home does happen to catch on fire, where do you go? How do you get out fast? Maybe, I’m looking too far into it, but seriously, getting yourself out of a tiny home in time could be impossible.
While I understand not everyone shares my views, I would love to hear opinions from someone who is actually living the Tiny Living Life.