Tiny House Living: Rural, Suburban, & Urban
Rural tiny house living:
- Using sustainable features like rainwater collection, composting toilet, etc. These amenities are more difficult to implement in an urban area.
- Property freedom
- More quiet and slow-paced life compared to urban living
- Save money from permit fees such as property taxes and utility costs.
- Oftentimes far from a job place, so a car is required along with a potentially longer commute.
- Isolated from community activities.
- Far from amenities and services like stores, gasoline station, etc.
Suburban tiny house living:
- More access to public transportation than rural living
- Opportunity live in a community and socialize with your neighbors
- A tiny house community can share resources like a swimming pool, laundry facilities, etc. making them more affordable and efficient
- Likely defenseless from natural disasters like hurricanes
Urban tiny house living:
- Access to urban infrastructures like power, trash disposal, sewer, and water
- Access to job opportunities
- Convenient Access to services and amenities like schools, shopping, grocery stores, gyms, and libraries
- Access to public transportation
- Likely higher cost, as you may need to pay for different permits such as codes and land permit
- Building code compliance
You may also want to read: Pros & Cons of On-Grid Tiny House Living.
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