Tiny Homes have Huge Potential to Change the Way We View the World

 

You see something about the tiny house movement nearly every time you load up Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or other social media. Tiny homes have become a way for people to completely simplify life and live without the worries of a mortgage. Tiny homes even have an added bonus – they can be moved from area to area with relative ease.

No Mortgage or Rent

Tiny home prices can range from a few thousand dollars to upwards of $50,000 depending on the materials used. People looking to save money on the build can usually find some great deals on Craigslist, salvage stores, or at yard sales. Some of the nicer tiny homes we’ve seen have been built using reclaimed barn wood and other reclaimed materials.

The size of the home means fewer hours of build time and fewer materials, so the price is automatically going to be lower. This is a wonderful way for people with a limited income or a new homeowner just testing the waters of home ownership.

Decreased Bills

The smaller interior space of a tiny home means fewer appliances and a more efficient lifestyle. Many owners of tiny houses prefer to use solar power, wind power, or other methods of power production. Many tiny home owners report electric bills as low as $8 to $40 per month.

Mobility

Tiny homes on wheels (THOWs) are not campers or travel trailers. They aren’t designed to be on the move on a regular basis, but they are perfect for people who enjoy moving from area to area once a year or even every few months. A tiny home may be moved using an appropriately equipped truck as long as it isn’t taller than 13’6” or too long for legal movement. Look up the specific laws in each state to see if you can legally travel without special permits.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors and an Active Lifestyle

A smaller home requires less time to clean, less time to work to pay the bills, and allows you more time to enjoy the important things in life. Whether your tiny home is mobile or on a concrete slab, it offers you the freedom that your existing mortgage does not. Many tiny home owners are choosing to forego the traditional lifestyle where more is better and adopting the attitude that simplicity is better.

Laurie’s Certified Construction and Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are exciting to design and build. We spend a lot of time during the design process to ensure that we build each tiny home to meet our customer’s individual needs. Give us a call at Laurie’s Certified Construction at 802-862-4754 if you would like to discuss building a tiny home with us or exploring the idea of tiny home living.