Tiny Houses are the new rave. Videos on them get millions of views on YouTube, and pictures get thousands of likes. It’s easy to see why they’re so fascinating. They look small on the outside, yet livable on the inside. Tiny Houses confront our understanding of minimalism and what we truly need to survive. With that being said, tiny houses are not for everyone. They have quite an expensive initial cost, and some people simply don’t like living in small spaces.
If you’re a fan of tiny houses but get claustrophobic or emotionally attached to items, then a tiny house is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you really like the aesthetic of tiny houses, have a minimalist approach to life, and don’t mind tiny spaces, then perhaps the tiny house lifestyle is for you. It all depends though. Be sure to do a lot of research before making a decision this big.
There are many benefits to living in a tiny house. Some tiny houses can be driven around. It’s cheaper. You can live closer to nature, and it can be a sort of refresh button on your life. With that being said, here’s how to save money by living off the grid in a Tiny House.
1. Find a trailer park
A major problem with tiny houses is finding where to build or park your house. Buying land is expensive and often complicated. Trailer parks are a great alternative to buying a plot or two of land. Trailer parks are temporary or permanent living areas for trailers and sometimes tiny mobile homes. They are low cost; however, not all trailer parks accept tiny houses. Living in a trailer park will save you hundreds of dollars that you could’ve spent on rent.
2. No mortgage
By living in a tiny house, you escape the trap of mortgages. Mortgages can be confusing and downright malicious, especially if you’re dealing with fraudulent lenders. Living in a tiny house saves you the stress as well as the cost of a mortgage.
3. Reduced utility maintenance
Maintenance drops immensely when you move into a tiny house because there is simply less to maintain. In a tiny house, you have less utilities like roofs, extensive plumbing, and other maintenance expenses that add up in a traditional house.
4. It helps you curb your spending
Smaller space means less space to hoard things. Sometimes we purchase things we don’t need because they’re on sale or they look exciting to have. Living in a tiny house will help you curb your spending because there simply isn’t any space to hoard unnecessary items.
5. Reduced bills
In a tiny house, you don’t have to worry about bills the same way a traditional homeowner would. Electricity bills reduce, and it’s the same with water bills. For those who live in apartments prior to moving to a tiny house, you don’t have to worry about paying for parking or any building maintenance.
Tiny houses are a great way to curb materialism, get closer to nature and save some money.