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    4 Reasons You Should NOT Live In A Tiny House

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    4 Reasons You Should NOT Live In A Tiny House

    Tiny houses are a trend that has rapidly grown in popularity, and those who are attracted to the idea of minimalist lifestyle find the lack of upkeep, lower taxes, small environmental footprint, and other benefits of tiny houses very appealing.

    With that said, though, there a number of drawbacks to tiny houses as well. Before you purchase and move into one of these small structures, be sure to consider these four reasons why you may not want to live in a tiny house.

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    This list comes from a video by Becky's Homestead. Here's what she came up with:

    1. Difficulty Selling Your Home

    Tiny houses are a very niche part of the real estate market, meaning that when it comes time to sell your home, you may have some degree of difficulty.

    Selling a home is typically a process that can take quite some time. If you are selling a tiny house, expect it to take even longer.

    2. Not Enough Room for all Your Stuff

    While many people like the idea of living in a tiny house, they don’t like the idea of having a tiny amount of storage space.

    Living in a tiny house will likely mean that you have to give up a lot of the things you own, and this is something important to keep in mind.

    3. Less Room for Company

    A tiny house may be enough room for you and whoever you live with, but that doesn’t mean you will have enough room for guests.

    If you choose to buy a tiny house, entertaining company at your home may no longer be possible.

    4. Zoning Laws

    You may be surprised to learn that many towns have zoning laws in place that include rules about minimum sizes for dwellings, and these laws can present a major hassle if you are trying to build a tiny house.

    For a more in-depth discussion, be sure to check out the video by Becky’s Homestead below.

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      9 thoughts on “4 Reasons You Should NOT Live In A Tiny House”

      1. Claustrophobia. Cabin fever. Loneliness because there is no room for others. Lack of storage so you have to add storage units outside.

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      2. Friends,

        Twenty-First Century “Tiny House Living” is a frigging fad, for people with more money than common sense. Sure, it beats a backpackers tent, but not by much.

        Once upon a time (back in to early 1960’s) my first wife and I lived in a four room rustic cabin, with no electricity, a wood stove, no running water and an outhouse (75 yards away) for three years.

        Although quaint, and a fond memory and war story today … it was a living hell back then!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Merry Christmas and may God Save America from the Socialists,
        Orrin M. Knutson
        Retired Peace Officer and Survivalist Author

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      3. I can’t believe this site paid and published such an ignorant and idiotic article.

        1. You’ll sell your home just as easily as you would a normal home. People go thousands of miles to buy these.

        2. Part of the reason people go to a tiny house is to get rid of their junk. If you don’t realize you won’t have enough room for your garbage, you probably shouldn’t be buying a house anyway.

        3. Again, the keyword is in the nickname of the house. TINY. How dumb would you have to be to expect to fit 10 people in something that has ‘tiny’ directly in it’s nickname?

        4. This is the only thing you got halfway correct. Most zoning laws are for cities, though. And 95% of people who go tiny, don’t want to live in the city.

        Stop writing such garbage and do something better with your time.

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        • I think you’re taking this post too personally. I’m not suggesting that tiny houses are stupid and no one should live in them.

          Look at it this way: If these four points bother you, then you aren’t ready to live in a tiny house. However, if none of these points bother you, then go for it.

          Oh, and the zoning laws might not be a problem, but you still need to check them first.

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          • My only comment to this is : why tiny house, why not a RV?

            We have lived in our 38 ft 5th wheel very comfortable for years. We home schooled our kids in our RV and our kids has seen thing other kids has only read about in books. And traveled the USA. RV’s are far cheaper then tiny homes and far more mobile.

            We’ve live in below zero weather in our RV, just as warm as a tiny house.

            We done the workamp program, where you work a few hour a week for full hookup and all the thing the park has to offer for free. Very cheap way to see the country and meet new friends and live in the condition and surrounding that you desire.

            So, you that have bad comments on tiny house living is either someone that’s never lived in one or so tided up in your stuff and impressing others then living a life of freedom and happiness and everything God has offered us.

            So, you people deserve work 40 to 50 hours a week ( husband and wife) so you can have all your stuff.

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            • An rv eventually falls apart. They are not made for year round living. and not as well made as a stick built home even on a trailer. you are just silly.

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        • I now this is 2 years ago but you are not any more informed or intelligent even now. Uhm why do you have 10 people living with you, Mind your own business and stay in your 5th floor walkup. Better yet why not stop reading articles and wasting time commenting if you think it is garbage and a waste of time, what an attention seeker.

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      4. Why can’t you just leave people alone. Let people make there own decisions. If they mess up they will learn.
        Y’all are really jerks.

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      5. Living in a small house is quite bearable, especially if you have plenty of space outdoors. I lived in a 500 sf house on the beach in the Caribbean, but I also had a large covered deck to hang on on, entertain occasional visitors, and work on projects. I move to a 4000 sf house, and it was a monster to take are of! Now I live in a 500 sf cabin in the woods. As I learned, the biggest drawback to living in a tiny / small house is storage space. Getting rid of clutter is easy, but you will have a lot of seasonal stuff to store: winter/summer clothes, power tools, etc. I may be living in a small cabin, but I built a large storage building, and a large deck.

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