As you already know tiny houses are big trend right now. And it seems to be growing more and more, doesn’t it? We’re constantly seeing tiny homes on national television, big name websites like Yahoo!, and people are talking about them everywhere. But is it really just a trend or is it an ever-growing movement towards a better way of life?
Why Tiny Houses Are So Popular
Why? I think it’s because tiny houses represent an inspiring kind of freedom that’s ultra-simplified. We thought we needed so much more until we looked at a tiny house, right? That’s what happened to me! A beautifully designed and built tiny home gets us to question it all, don’t you think?
Tiny Housing – Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow?
But are tiny houses just a trend or are they here to stay? And will the idea grow even more? I’ve been writing about and sharing tiny homes and simple living ideas almost every day since 2009 when I only had 3 readers. Right now some people who have been following the movement for several years are angry and even afraid because the idea has become so popular. They’re afraid that this will mean tiny houses will only be available for the rich. That they won’t be affordable.
The Future of Tiny Living (And Affordability)
I think that’s nonsense. For me, the opposite is true. And I hope it is for you too. The growing popularity makes me excited and hopeful because it means that we are closer to a place where the majority of people actually accept tiny homes as homes which means there will be more of them available and prices for them will actually come down.
Tiny House Living Options
When that happens we’ll have more options for tiny living. More communities to live in them. More builders to build them. More plans to work with. More options for living humbly. I’m not afraid. I’m excited. And I think you should be too.
Are Tiny Houses Only a Trend?
Some people are saying things like, “tiny houses are only a trend.” I don’t think tiny houses are a temporary trend. Tiny houses are homes. The ‘trend’ for smaller and more affordable housing isn’t going away. It’s just beginning to arrive.
Are Tiny Houses the Only Way to Live Simply?
Are tiny houses for everyone? No! If you live in a tiny house right now are you supposed to live in one forever? No! But if you want to, you can. Tiny homes might only be for a particular stage in your life. It may or may not be the last house you live in. It depends on where you’re at and where you want to go with your life, right?
Is Tiny Living Even For You?
The important thing is that you listen to yourself. That you analyze your own needs. That you make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones. Whether these decisions are to go tiny or not doesn’t really matter.
Listen to yourself. Don’t ‘go tiny’ just because someone else is. Do it because it’s the right thing to do for you and your family. And if it isn’t, don’t. The right time will come. Or maybe it won’t? Maybe you already have the perfect home and you should stop distracting yourself by gawking at tiny houses and put your focus elsewhere!
Side Effects of the Tiny House Movement
The current incredible popularity of tiny houses will have some seriously awesome side effects over the coming years in my opinion. It might not mean tiny house communities everywhere. But here’s what I think will happen…
More Tiny House Communities
First of all, more actual tiny house communities will exist. In addition, tiny house designs will inspire many developers to design and build homes that are smaller, smarter, more affordable, and more efficient because people are demanding it. It just takes a while for real estate to supply these demands. Houses aren’t built overnight, right, so we have to be patient.
Other Ways to Live Small (Or Tiny)
Finally, many people will realize that there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of tiny living without actually building a tiny house on a trailer. People are moving into and even renovating older and smaller apartments and homes. What if the perfect option for a simple life has been in front of you all this time in the form of an apartment, older home, or even a travel trailer? I believe we’ll also see real estate developers (and flippers) buying, renovating, and selling tiny and small properties for profit. Others who are handy and willing will do it themselves to save money.
Getting to Freedom With or Without a Tiny House
The real message here is to wake up and begin to take control of your life when you feel called to. To simplify your life so you can enjoy it more. To slowly but surely get rid of whatever is holding you back and no longer serving you. Whether these are beliefs, belongings, relationships, debt, or just thoughts that you need to get rid of. Start to simplify. And keep going. It isn’t just your stuff. It isn’t just your house. It’s even more about your thoughts, beliefs, and outlook on life.
What Else You Can Simplify Besides Your Stuff
Yes. Simplify not just your stuff but your thoughts. Your beliefs. Your outlook on the universe. Analyze your daily thoughts and beliefs. Are they serving you? If not, how can you make some changes that will benefit you right now? That’s where the power is that’s going to take you where you really need to go (whether it’s tiny or not).
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