Back in the day, the “American Dream” was to have a fantastic career doing what you love, live in a house with a white picket fence, pets, and a family. However, things have changed for the better (and especially for individuals that are introverts/minimalists). Initially, tiny homes started as very few people wanted to live off of the grid and away from the typical living arrangements. Now living in small dwellings has become just as healthy as living in a regular apartment/home.
Today we are going to cover the great benefits that many are dreaming of having and currently enjoying right now when it comes to living in a tiny home.
The Ability To Travel And Have A Home At Will
Are you someone that loves to travel, yet always feel stuck in one place for personal reasons?
This is one of the significant benefits of living in a tiny home. You can travel as much as you desire and have a stable place to live in at the same time!
Instead of spending unnecessary amounts of money on maintaining a large house, you can allocate your money to things you need and want (i.e., food, entertainment, souvenirs, and extracurricular activities). The ability to travel at will is a great way to de-stress from your normal daily life. What many don’t talk about when it comes to living in a tiny home is that you do not have to live in it full time.
If you have the financial means to live in a regular home/apartment and have a tiny home (for traveling trips) at the same time, that can be a great plan to invest in.
Designing Your Home From Scratch
One of the most exciting things about living in a tiny house is being able to design it completely from scratch. Whether you are building the tiny home all by yourself or hiring a team to build it for you, let your creative mind flow into the perfect home for you. It is highly recommended that if you do not have any experience with building tiny homes that you either hire a professional team and/or at least consult with professionals on the project. That way, you do not waste any money on unnecessary mistakes that you could have avoided. Also, if there are specific requirements that you need to meet in order to build your tiny home that is stationary in one spot, a professional will be able to make sure that your tiny home meets all of the requirements your city/state mandates.
Lower Monthly Expenses And Bills
A great benefit to living in a tiny home full-time is being able to lower your monthly bills. Depending upon where you decide to set up camp, you may still have the essential monthly expenses to pay for (i.e., water, electricity, gas, and food).
Nonetheless, the majority of tiny house enthusiasts pay their houses off in full at once or over the time of building it. No more monthly rent or mortgage payments for you (excluding if you stay in tiny home/RV parks that you have to pay for the space). Instead of living a life where you always have to worry about where you are going to live, owning a tiny home can relieve a lot of stress in your life short-term and long-term.
Living A Minimalistic Lifestyle
When you live in a standard home/apartment, you may tend to unintentionally horde a lot of personal belongings over time (and that is completely fine). When you live in a tiny home, you can still keep what you want, or learn the minimalist mindset of only having what you absolutely need and want.
Living a minimalistic lifestyle is a great way to appreciate all of the small things in life that you may typically undervalue. When you live in a tiny home, you gain a greater sense of what it is like to value the time we have in life over the things that we stress too much over as human beings.