As I have stated on a couple of previous posts, I am quite taken with some of the tiny house designs that I have come across on various websites.
The are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and “green”.
Here is the reality of the situation.
To order a prefab tiny house is very expensive. Think 50000 to 80000 dollars. You of course have to have somewhere to put it. And in the short term, utilities have to be hooked up until you can figure out how to live “off grid”. Thousands of dollars there.
So there is an older mobile home for sale here in my area for 5000.00$. But it has to be moved. I would have to buy land and move it. Have it hooked up to utilities and have a well and septic. So all told about $50000.00 as a very conservative estimate. And then it would have to be gutted and redone to suit my minimalist lifestyle interior design tastes.
As a comparison my current apartment is in town and close to all amenities, including work. I can walk everywhere. I have easy access to the freeway. At a cost of 400.00$ per month.
So why would I put myself in major debt(at 40 years old) when I could invest every penny I make and have a hope at some semblance of an early retirement?
And if I want a different apartment I can always move.
So that is the tiny house reality. It is super fun to look at tiny houses and tiny home designs, but at this point in time, as a person who lives a minimalist lifestyle, it is not practical to consider it.
My minimalist living is about keeping things simple.
Spending less, saving more.
Having more time for me.
My current living situation supports that in spades.
Please comment. Thanks.