Thinking About A Tiny Home? 4 Signs You're Ready To Live The Tiny Lifestyle

Posted on: 29 December 2016

Although they only account for a small percentage of the homes bought and sold in the United States each year, tiny homes continue to become more popular as each year passes. And it's not hard to see why. They're an inexpensive, sustainable, worry-free housing option that allows people to pull up the anchor of home ownership and go wherever their life takes them. There are sacrifices, however. Living in a space that's less than 400 square feet comes with its challenges. So how do you know you're up for the challenge? How do you know when it's time to tell your real estate agent to start looking for tiny homes? Following are four signs that you're ready to live the tiny lifestyle.

You're a Minimalist

Tiny homes don't have a lot of room for storage. You will have enough for the basic things necessary to sustain your life. If you don't have an attachment to physical items, you're likely ready for a tiny home. If you love to collect things, however, you might want to look for something a bit larger. In your tiny home, you will only have room for a few prized possessions as well as your necessities, such as clothing, groceries, etc. 

You're Always Busy

Tiny homes are ideal for people who are always on the go. If you are only home long enough to eat, sleep, shower, and relax, a tiny home might work for you. If you're a homebody who loves to spend days at home and have friends over, tiny living is probably not the lifestyle for you. Living in a small space can get to you, but if you view the world at large as your home, the hours you spend in your abode will be a welcome respite from the rest of your day. 

You Have an Adaptive Spirit

To live in a tiny home, you must have a positive and adaptable spirit. Living the tiny lifestyle is not always easy. If you're still attached to the way you did things in your old home, you're going to be disappointed when you find out you can't do them in your new home. 

You Want To Live Off-Grid

Tiny living allows you to live completely off-grid, which is very green and economical but not always reliable. It also takes a bit more work to live off-grid. If this appeals to you, a tiny home may be right for you. 

If you think you're ready to live in a tiny home, talk to your real estate agent. While there aren't a lot of homes on the market, your agent should be able to round up a few for you to look at.