I remember when the whole tiny home craze came out. People were telling me that they were so excited about being able to tow their house on the back of their car to explore the country! The first thought I had was a camper, or an RV would do the trick for a lot less, but I wasn’t the one having the dream.
There are so many people who love the idea of being a minimalist. I get that 100% as I downsized over the last few years from a 4400 sq/ft house, to 2400, and now 1600 and love it! But is the Tiny Home movement just a FAD? Or does it have enough to it to be a trend?
First let’s discuss what a tiny home is: Depending on which definition you use, a tiny home is one that’s less than 400 to 600 square feet, but some tiny homes can be as little as 160 to 200 square feet.
What’s the difference between a fad and a trend? – The difference between a trend and a fad is staying power. Trends endure and evolve, whereas fads are met with wild enthusiasm for a short time, but then they fizzle.
YAHOO Finance has an article “Are tiny homes worth it? 21 reasons why they are a huge mistake” After reading this, I began to see how excitement can create, but also how our decisions in the moment don’t allow us to grow.
Here are the top 5 reasons that are listed in the article but take the time to read all 21 reasons in the article. It’s worth the time if you are considering a tiny home in your future.
1) Tiny Homes are a fad, not a trend
2) Tiny homes are expensive
3) It might be a home, but it’s probably not a house
4) Houses – even tiny ones – must build to code
5) Many tiny homeowners – aren’t tiny home dwellers
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Go out an have a wild day! ~Valerie