10/25 Is a Tiny Home Right for You?

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While some expected [tiny houses] to be a passing fad, they have proven themselves to be a popular alternative to the rising prices of megahouses,” said ConstructionDIVE.

For US News, the reasons for the popularity of tiny homes boil down to this: “For some, the tiny house movement has become a way of life, adjusting to a smaller space and fewer possessions, with a goal of saving money and focusing on relationships and experiences.”

Think you’re ready to chuck 90 percent of your stuff and live in dollhouse-sized accommodations? Here are a few reasons why you might be…

Because you’re super organized

If you’re the type who ends up with piles of laundry and paper scattered throughout your place, a tiny home might not be the best option for you. “Living in a small space requires you to rethink your entire relationship with stuff,” said US News.

Because you want financial freedom

You may never get to the point where you can pay off a mortgage on a “traditional” home, but it’s pretty typical to own a tiny house outright, which can vary “from $35,000 to $55,000 (and even more for a high-end custom build),” said ConstructionDIVE…

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Elaine Walker