Have you seen this?? People living in tiny homes? Like, homes smaller than most people’s bathrooms?
I must say, I’m intrigued.
Even worse, me and the hubs are actually considering this!
But WOW they are tiny!
I’m all for efficiency and minimalism but I like to cook- where would I put my pots and pans? If it were just me and my husband, I would totally live in something like this but I have a family now- where would I homeschool my daughter?
But gosh, they are so new and clean and you can even build them yourself. And they’re constructed with such high-quality materials. I’d rather live in a tiny, clean, new place than a big, old, dirty one.
No. What am I thinking? It would never work. Who can live in something this small? It’s insane! Where would I store my food storage and preps?
But dang, they are so darn cute. I could however totally live in something like this or this, and oohh, that’s sweet! And have you seen Ikea’s take on the tiny home? Love me some Ikea, that’s for sure!
Okay, enough with the back and forth already.
Why I’m Considering Such a Small Home
You’re probably wondering why I’m even entertaining the idea of living in such cramped quarters. Well, I shall tell you:
Me and the hubs have vowed to never, NEVER borrow money again. Ever. Not even to purchase a house or a piece of land.
So, how will we ever be able to afford a homestead you ask?
By doing it the old-fashioned way- saving up for it and buying or building something that is actually within your means. Even if it that means it’s tiny.
Sounds a little unnecessary especially with the market being so low (and expected to go lower) but that’s how serious we are about debt and (truly) owning a residence. When you finance a home you don’t own it until you completely pay it off…30+ years later.
In my opinion, when you take out a mortgage, you only own the financial risk involved in that transaction- not an actual home.
At this point in time, we will only be able to realistically save about $30k for a homestead (anything more will take way to long to save for). That would be $10k to $15k for a home (a tiny built home or a mobile home) and $10k to $15k for a few acres of land.
The main reason we are considering a mobile home or one of these tiny homes is so we can get rid of our rent payments as soon as possible. If we owned the place and didn’t have to pay rent, we could then save for a larger homestead a whole lot quicker.
What do you think? Would ever live in something this tiny?
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