Living ‘tiny’ can show you that you don’t need a lot to be happy.
There has been a switch in recent years from a love affair with larger homes to love for smaller spaces. It gave birth to the ‘tiny home’ movement and has really changed our perception of what home can be. A tiny home is very descriptive of what you get, a tiny home. Basically, it is a home that is typically in the neighborhood of 400 square feet, which is surprisingly more than enough to live if it is designed properly.
Even though these homes may be tiny, they have a lot to offer. You might end up paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a typical single-family home, not to mention the taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, improvements and so on. It makes you wonder how anybody can afford to live these days.
When you look at the statistics from those who live in a tiny home, however, you begin to see the light. The statistics come from The Tiny Life:
• 68% of tiny homeowners have no mortgage (compared to 29.3% of all U.S. homeowners)
• More tiny homeowners (78%) own their own home-plus, 55% of tiny homeowners have more savings than the average American
• 32% of tiny homeowners have more than $10,000 tucked away for retirement
Most people who live in a standard single-family home also have a lot of stuff they accumulate as well. Rather than using everything you have, most of it gets shoved to an unused corner of the home and continues to accumulate. When you live in a tiny home, you tend to look at things from a minimalistic point of view. In other words, your happiness does not depend on the amount of stuff that you have.
In addition, since you are not maintaining a large home, you have a lot of extra time. Rather than running from one project to the next, you can enjoy what you have.
One additional thing to consider is that many tiny homes are mobile. Rather than sticking to one place, you can hitch up and go on the move. In other words, you don’t have to leave home to travel.
Some will argue that people who live in a tiny home have a rather boring taste when it comes to decore. If you just look at some of the tiny houses out there, however, you find that they have a style that is often unprecedented, even among larger homes.
You can search up tiny homes on Google and find some tastefully decorated homes with every modern convenience you could desire. Since you’re not paying so much for the home itself, you can decorate it to your heart’s content.
That brings us to a very unique home in the mountains of Sydney, New South Wales. It looks interesting on the outside but on the inside, it is mind-blowing.
The exterior is jet black and the design is clever, showing the craftsmanship that really went into the tiny home. The best way to see it is in this video, so be prepared to be blown away:SKM: below-content placeholder