Since I’ve been getting several questions from readers related to families and tiny houses…
I wanted to share my most recent thoughts on the idea of- let’s say- a family of 5 moving into a tiny home.
If you’re here it’s likely that you’re either thinking about moving your family into a tiny home…
Or you might know somebody who has that ‘crazy’ idea.
Either way I’m here to give you what I think are my most honest and helpful thoughts without the b.s.
I’ve been researching tiny living since 2009 and I care about every single one of you so I’d like to save you as much sweat, blood and tears as possible.
Tiny houses on wheels in my opinion are not a great long-term solution for majority of families with children.
And here’s why…
Nine out of ten times a tiny house just isn’t suitable long-term for a family with children.
And since finding or building a new home is usually very stressful and time consuming…
Why do it more than you have to? Why make your kids go through all of the instability if they don’t have to?
Of course- it’s your life and you’re free to do as you wish.
Maybe this teaches kids lessons I don’t know about?
(I’m not a parent).
But I do remember how annoying it was to have to change cities, schools and friends a few times because my parents moved frequently.
Just remember that you can simplify and enjoy many of the benefits of living tiny…
..without moving into a 160 sq. ft. micro home.
You can do it in 490 sq. ft., 700 sq. ft., 910 sq. ft., 1230 sq. ft., or even 1790 sq. ft.
It all depends.
It’s all about listening to you and your family’s own needs.
And nobody else’s opinions matter (including mine).
But my final thoughts are, “save the tiny house lifestyle idea for when your kids leave the nest.”
I’m still outraged by the fact that there are way too many McMansions…
It makes me mad that there’s not nearly enough affordable small housing for families.
But I also believe we’re headed in the right direction towards change for the better.
I’d love to read and talk about your opinion on families and tiny houses in the comments below.
Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts? What do you think?