8 Tiny House Living Myths
- Less stuff equals less time cleaning. Like an ordinary home, a tiny house can get messy all the time.
- You can travel anywhere with your tiny house. Don’t forget you might be tied to a place because of a job, family etc.
- You can build better relationships with your family. A tiny house is probably only suitable for a small family. If you have 3 kids or 3 pets cats/dogs, are you willing to be close with them 24/7? What about your privacy?
- A tiny house can be built on a trailer only. This is not true. You can build your tiny house on land provided it meets your local building codes.
- You can save money while living in a tiny house. There so many factors that may add cost over time, such as whether to rent or to buy land, the monthly energy cost for on-grid homes, etc. Living in a tiny home is not a quick money-saving trick.
- Building a tiny house doesn’t need a building permit if it falls under a certain square footage. If you decide to live in your tiny house, it would be classified as a “Dwelling” and the regulation says it doesn’t matter if your living space is 10,000 or 10 square feet.
- No codes and zoning regulations apply. This is a big myth. You need to comply with zoning regulations in your area.
- No room for furniture. You can still enjoy your furniture within a limited living space, but you must choose your furniture carefully and maybe invest in folding or transforming furniture.
To get more ideas about tiny house living, you may also want to read: Comprehensive Guide to the Best Tiny House Books
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