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I like them tiny.

October 6th, 2013 at 07:48 pm

I realized something interesting with one of my previous posts. Basically, not everyone, including those in the frugality community, likes tiny houses.

Nothing wrong with that. I, however, actually prefer it... uh being no stranger to small spaces and everything. In fact, I'm really tempted to just go even smaller and consider in an RV....

Yes, I know I am the strange one here.

However, I want to at least make a case that, just because something is small, it doesn't mean it has to be an uninviting torture chamber. Take this, for example:

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

The entire "house" is probably no more than roughly 200 sq. ft. But what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for it in style.

Of course, to get around many city ordinances for something this small, this would have to be built on a trailer and be classified as an RV. Luckily, RV insurance is also much cheaper than homeowner's insurance. Alas, the obstacles don't stop there. I would still have to find a decent, affordable place to park it (arguably the most difficult part in owning a tiny house), and possibly having only RV toilets and showers inside such a place.

Still, things like this fascinate me to no end.

6 Responses to “I like them tiny.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Those fascinate me as well, but living in tornado prone areas doesn't bode well for living in something without access to a basement.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Do you live in a very mild climate? Looks like it would be a heat box in summer and freezing in winter. Do you have no hobbies or work that require storage of equipment?

  3. Tabs Says:

    Actually, they are built with the same type of insulation as regular houses. And the small space would make it much easier to keep the temperature level.

    As for hobbies, yeah, the lack of space would mean being very particular about what I end up doing if I were to take this route.

    There should be enough storage (for one) for work gear. Some of it can stay in the vehicle.

  4. baselle Says:

    This was in Houzz. Its a tea house, so in this case green tea is the hobby. Its really beautiful!

  5. baselle Says:

    This is another one, 500 sq ft, in Houzz.

  6. Tabs Says:

    Wow. If there was ever a house that can make me squeak like a little school girl, something like that would do it. It's gorgeous. Breath-taking even. That would make me so happy....

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