Have you heard about the Tiny House movement? In this article, we will focus on the Tiny House, which has become a hot topic all over the world among people seeking a simple lifestyle. What kind of person is really fit for that lifestyle? Can it be done? If you are interested in the Tiny House lifestyle but are concerned that it may not be a good ‘fit’, why not try it on a trip? The idea is to take a trip and have a nice time while partaking in a sustainable lifestyle by staying at a tiny house while either close to home or overseas.
The “Tiny house” style began in the United States during the late 1990’s. The meaning is to create a home, a very small home ie; ‘Tiny House’ while maximising the layout to create the most available space, and to reduce or eliminate the amount of debt taken on for housing. This movement came into popularity, as with the 2008 financial crisis, “simple and lean living” attracted attention for affordable housing. This then became the “Tiny House Movement” and spread to other countries such as Australia and Europe.
What kind of house is Tiny House?
A Tiny House is a small house with a total floor area of approximately 20 square meters (tiny homes must be under 37 meters squared) and a majority of prices are a maximum of 65 000 euro. Some can be towed by car, and some are fixed.
The great thing about the Tiny House is that the small space can be customised to the buyers liking. In the United States, there is a program dedicated to Tiny Houses, where every space is made use of for example; to prepare a kitchen, shower, toilet, bed, living room, storage, and a surprisingly fashionable and wonderful house will be created. These homes are so well designed that many viewers hear themselves saying “I want one too!”.
Moreover, the merit is that it is more affordable than the average brick and mortar house. Since there are few lighting and air-conditioning facilities, energy consumption is low, and the burden of utility costs is also low as a result. Due to the limited space, it is always necessary for the residents to have only a limited amount of personal items, which also further reduces the need to buy and consume waste.
The Tiny House is a form that realises a minimalist lifestyle, for a simple life without having too many things. When a person lives in a big house, there is space, so there is the possibility of passive collection of more unnecessary items to fill the unused spaces. In addition, people who feel that they are suffering with a large amount of debt, can not easily move or they have limited freedom, may wish to simplify their lifestyle. This makes the Tiny House an attractive option.
The word minimalism is often heard. It’s not only mentally refreshing but also very sustainable if one uses only the things that are really needed or cherished. It also minimizes the amount of energy used and pollutants emitted by not buying, consuming and creating waste. It can be said that it is one of the ways to live a lifestyle that values ”freedom of money and time” and “a truly rich life surrounded by what is important.”
Recently, due to the spread of coronavirus and the various restrictions accompanying it, it seems that many people are once again interested in Tiny Houses, as they are fully mobile and can travel with the resident while keeping distance from people by being in nature.
Understandably, some people are interested in a simple and sustainable lifestyle, but are unsure if they can live comfortably in such a small space. Many people probably feel that way. Why not instead try a test period of the lifestyle by lodging at a Tiny House while travelling. There are many fashionable tiny houses in a variety of locations. There are many points to refer to when lodging at a Tiny House, such as the structure and design! Two birds with one stone while on the trip.
Experience a sustainable and simple life while traveling
The Tiny House movement began in the United States, but now one can experience it not only in the United States but also in Europe and Australia.
For example; The Tiny House Rental, Tiny Away. Founded in 2017, Tiny Away operates several Tiny House residences in Australia’s Victoria and New South Wales. Most of the Tiny Houses are built on farm plots, allowing the guest to have a unique stay closely connected to nature. Each Tiny House has a movable hot shower and a kitchen. Some household items such as portable refrigerators and composting toilets are installed according to the length of the visitor’s stay. Bed linens, towels, and other equipment necessary for guest stays are provided. Lodging is available and can be used like a hotel. Tiny Away also shares up to 45% of the revenue on each booking with rural real estate owners to give back to the Australian community affected by the forest fire.
This is an opportunity to experience life in a small home and get a hands-on look during this global epidemic. Before deciding to purchase a tiny home, it is possible to check whether the small life is really suitable, in this way.
If this is of interest, to try staying in a Tiny House while traveling. It is possible to make a reservation from the Tiny House booking sites in these locations:
Global (America, Europe, Australia, etc.)
-At Airbnb: One can find lodging possibilities is a Tiny House by clicking the “Unique Stays” item in the filter after filling in the location and dates.
Staying at a Tiny House while on a trip is a great opportunity not only to sleep, but also to try the minimal lifestyle without needing to fully adopt it. Bring some favorite books and tea packets for a relaxing day.
Whether one is interested in living in a Tiny House or would just like to try the hottest trends in housing, it’s nice to have an enjoyable time in a tiny home.
Tiny houses may change not only the living space but also the way of living and working. It could be worth incorporating into the trip.
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