Why Go Tiny?
If you are reading this, you are already asking that question and considering the many benefits of a tiny home lifestyle.
Maybe you are only motivated by the novelty of a tiny house, or you’re imagining yourself relaxing in a getaway location with all the comforts of home.
Maybe you need extra space for an elderly parent, or you want enough distance from your visiting family and friends so that they remain family and friends.
Or perhaps you are inexplicably drawn by the desire to simplify your life, decluttering the baggage and burdens of excess, and finding tranquility in the predictability and affordability of tiny home living.
There are just as many reasons prompting folks to ask ,”Why go tiny?”, as there are folks.
And since there is no way to list all the reasons “Why”, we will instead offer suggestions for questions you should be asking if you are considering a tiny home in your future.
Many of the questions you’ll want to ask will be based on a set of core benefits of a tiny home. Let’s review the primary ones :
Affordability – Let’s face it, less square footage means less cost to “get” it, and less expense to “keep” it.
That means less spent on mortgage, less on utilities, less on annual maintenance, repairs, etc. But when looking at tiny homes, Value is as important to consider as Price, and tiny homes are not created equal when it comes to value. A tiny home with a higher value will have a lower cost of ownership over time.
Mobility – Tiny homes are often built on a frame that has a certain degree of mobility. If small enough, they can be hoisted onto the back of a flatbed and transported.
The better-crafted tiny homes are designed to utilize a frame incorporated into a trailer, providing the convenience of simply attaching it to a truck and moving to a new location. Growing tired of your view? No problem… change it.
Predictability – It’s no secret one of the keys to decrease stress is to increase predictability in all aspects of life. Nobody likes being surprised by unscheduled repairs.
The higher quality tiny homes are so well designed and built, they require only minimum maintenance for many years to come.
Livability – Livability is a subjective concept, even though many municipalities have tried to assign definable parameters to it for decades. What for one person defines “livable” may not be for another.
However, if we reduce it to the simplest terms in the world of tiny homes, Livability can be measured by the degree of success achieved in the quest for each of the prior items, Affordability, Mobility, and Predictability.
In other words, Livability simply means: Freedom
[Part 2 of “Why Go Tiny?”, continues here…]
Many people are excited by the idea that they can take their “tiny” dream home and live in a beautiful place that they otherwise could not afford to live or where it would not be practical to have a traditional home. And, chances are, if you decide to find a new location for your home, it would not be all that difficult to accomplish whether your home is already on its own trailer or not.Many times, when people decide to go “tiny”, they are looking for not just a smaller, ultra-functional living space, but also the simpler, less “cluttered” lifestyle that “tiny” living tends to encourage.
Part of the appeal for some for realizing a “tiny” dream is to have a decreased impact on Mother Earth in several ways- by taking up less space, being greener, and choosing using recycled materials where possible, just to name a few examples. “Tiny” living really can be a fun and rewarding lifestyle.
Why choose Compact Home to fulfill my “tiny home” dream?
We have more than 30 years of custom home building and fine craftmanship experience. Our Compact Homes are NOAH certified and we meet a standard that exceeds national building codes.
We offer great designs and layouts that will make sense in form and function for your Compact Home. With our attention to detail and available premium and platinum upgrade options, we offer luxury in your Compact Home and features that reach beyond the walls of your CH dream home-steps, decks, sun porch, and even an outdoor shower.
Our Compact Homes are built with steel studs throughout, a steel undercarriage and a standing seam metal roof with steel rafters. We utilize steel because it is both lighter and stronger than wood. Because we use also use closed cell insulation, you get an exceptionally sound home that is resistant to moisture, air and vapor.
By offering dedicated support from “dream to delivery”, we do everything we can to ensure you get a quality home that meets your needs whether you choose one of our truly “go-on-the-fly” models on its own custom-built steel trailer or one of our park models.
How do you support me through the Compact Home purchase process?
We help you determine what your Compact Home dream is by providing you with our on-line questionnaire that you can access here. ____
After you fill out and submit the questionnaire, we can use it as a starting point for working together to make your Compact Home dream come to reality.
Your Compact Home consultant will walk you through all the available options when it comes to size, style and upgrades as well as help with questions you may have about finding a place for and living in your Compact Home.