Welcome to the world of Tiny Home Living. In this blog we will be revealing some of the key reasons why the
"Try Before You Buy" part of your journey is so important. After all it's one part adventure, one part reality check, and all about embracing the journey.
Why Tiny Living?
What to Observe During Your Staycation:
Trying out a tiny home is more than just a test run; it's an adventure in life choices
Whether you find yourself embracing the cozy confines of tiny living or realize you need a bit more elbow room, the journey to figuring it all out is part of the adventure. So, pack your sense of humor and get ready for a miniature escapade that might just redefine your idea of “Home Sweet Tiny Home” – one square foot at a time!
Let's GO TiNY!
In recent years, there has been a housing revolution brewing, and it's changing the way we think about homeownership and sustainable living. Two key players in this movement are Movable Tiny Homes and Small Homes on Foundation, both of which are being built off-site in factories. Factory built homes are nothing new as this was invented in the 17th century and has evolved over time.
The Factory Built Housing Revolution of current day is fueled by both Movable Tiny Homes and Small Homes on Foundation built specifically through factory-built construction. While revolutionary approach to housing offers several key advantages:
In this blog, we'll explore the differences between these two housing options and why they are shaping the future of housing.
Movable Tiny Homes (MTH): The Flexible Portable Housing Solution! Movable Tiny Homes, often referred to as "Tiny Houses on Wheels" or THOWs, have taken the housing world by storm. These adorable abodes are compact, mobile, and have captured the imagination of those seeking a minimalist and/or nomadic lifestyle.
What sets them apart from Small Homes on Foundations?
Small Homes on Foundations (SHOF): While still compact and efficient, Small Homes on Foundation offer a different approach to sustainable living. These homes are built to stay in one place, providing a more conventional housing option and will appreciate the property value.
What sets them apart from Movable Tiny Homes?
The housing revolution is giving us more options than ever before, and factory-built homes are at the forefront of this movement. Whether you choose a Movable Tiny Home for a flexible or nomadic lifestyle or a Small Home on Foundation for a more stable existence, both options are giving us more affordable options to tackle the housing and climate crisis.
The key is finding the perfect balance between mobility and stability, minimalism and space, and the freedom to choose a sustainable lifestyle that suits your individual needs. The future of housing is looking brighter, more diverse, and factory-built!
Share in the comments which would you choose for your dream home?
This video pretty much sums up the reality of what 6 years of traveling Tiny has been like and how our next chapter of grounding into Ukiah, CA is what we have chosen as we "Come off the Road".
We will be checking back in with other videos and content as we land, gain insights on what this chapter holds for us, discuss the stages we are in with regards to our Tiny Home on Wheels, our new ADU plans and so much more.
There's all this talk of people living a large life while living small but what does that really mean? In this blog, I will attempt to give my version of what it's like to choose to live smaller so life can be larger.
First let's talk about space...Living smaller than the average US home of 2500 square feet offers a range of benefits that go beyond the initial challenges of limited space. Embracing a smaller living environment can lead to a more intentional, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyle. Here's a top ten list for how to manage the physical space so we can move into the living large opportunity.
Living large in a small space is all about maximizing functionality, optimizing storage, and creating the illusion of spaciousness through design and organization. By following these tips, you can transform your compact living area into a comfortable and stylish haven.
Now that you've embraced the physical space we want to dive into what it means to Live large and give voice to what that truly means. Living in a small space goes beyond mere physical dimensions—by living smaller than what the regular scheduled program promotes is a Mindset shift. This change in physical space allows you to maximize the potential of your life space and focus on the aspects of life that truly matter.
Here's my list on what it means to LIVE LARGE...
Seeing you here means two things; either you are planning on moving to a tiny house, or you just want to know more about it. Well, irrespective of the reason, a solution is all you are going to get here.
Home construction is perhaps the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your life and considering American housing; it won’t come cheap. Now that you have so much at stake, you definitely want the best in the business by your side. When it comes to creating a compact living space, the only ones you can trust are tiny house builders.
Whether you believe it or not, the whole idea of a tiny house got a major boost after the Tiny House Movement, which took American soil by surprise. You’d be surprised to know that there are more than 10,000 tiny homes in the USA, and that number is only expected to grow and that too at a rapid rate. For decades, American thinking has all been about “the bigger, the better,” but this movement has changed it for good. It’s all fun and games until you realize that it takes a lot to build a tiny house; after all, it’s a house. The only difference is that it is small.
Following are some tried and tested tips to hire the perfect house builder who’ll make your needs fit into a small yet livable place:
1. Put Together a List
To get things started, all you have to do is use the internet to the best of its abilities. You may not realize it now, but you are most likely to find a variety of builders who specialize in designing and consulting. But that’s not where it ends; it is recommended that you do some homework to determine which one suits better for your situation.
2. Interview Potential Candidates
Once you have made up your list, it’s time to get in touch with them and ask a few questions. Ask them how many projects they’ll be handling simultaneously if they end up taking up your project. If they have other projects lined up, you can expect them to be professionals with a smooth operating business plan. Other than that, just try to avoid hiring a newbie for the job since it’s the house we are talking about.
3. Make Sure To Run Some Background Checks
Before you hire anyone, we recommend you look up your prospective builders via the local Consumer Protection Agency and your local Better Business Bureau. Ask them about their litigation history, and make notes of complaints if there are any. If you find out that the contractor isn’t even registered, you can go ahead and cross them off the list.
4. Collect Estimates
By this point, you should have a handful of contractors on your radar, but to be more certain, you want at least three by your side. Schedule a face-to-face meeting with them, preferably at the construction site, so that you can assess their work style, their level of professionalism, and how they interact with employees and customers. Remember, the motive behind that is to get estimates for the project. Make sure that cost ranges and allowances are realistic.
5. Compare Bids
Now that you have estimates and reviews lying around, it’s time to cut down the list to one. In order to choose one, request formal bids that include a detailed price list for labor and materials. If you notice the contractor is using confusing terms, or it seems like line items have been included that shouldn’t be there, they could be planning to pull a sneaky on you.
Reasons Why You Should Hire A Certified Tiny House Builder
Maybe you think you can do it all by yourself, or maybe you are an engineer or an architect and perhaps you have a legit plan. Regardless of what’s going on in your head, you must come to the terms that this is not some kind of DIY, and you need professionals by your side. Here are some reasons why you need to hire a tiny house construction company.
Now that you know all about tiny house builders and how to hire them, it’s time to get on with your research and land the best contractor for your dream house.
Lindsay Wood, The Tiny Home Lady on a mission to build 100,000 Homes across the US...and creator of this Blog.