Your Giant List of Prepping Tips for Tiny House Living

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Whether you’re thinking about switching to tiny house living or you’ve recently bought your own tiny home, you’re probably wondering one thing. And that’s how you can best prep!


And as your real estate resource, I have a number of tips that can help you best prepare for this lifestyle change. But we’re not talking about one or two tips here, or even three or four. In fact, we’re talking about your GIANT list of prepping tips for tiny house living!


Take a flexible attitude, especially when it comes to local codes or city authorities. And don’t worry, because there are almost always creative solutions to these issues. 


On that note, work with local building codes the best you can. As the tiny house movement gains a foothold nationally, these codes are expected to change.


And similarly, feel free to deviate from you initial plans as needed. If you find something isn’t working out for your tiny house living plan, make a change to re-align to your vision.


And after you have your plan, remember: there are times when you need to forget your fear and go for it. That can mean choosing one sink over another or even one location over another. Don’t let the details bog you down and prevent you from living your dream. 


Use your tiny house to further your financial goals. For many of my clients, that has meant reducing debt and allowing them to live a life of financial freedom. And there’s no reason you can’t have that too. 


Building a tiny house can be tedious sometimes. But persistence is key. The results may be slow to show themselves, but a they WILL show themselves over time.


If you choose a tiny house community, keep in mind that it will come with its own complexities. But it also connects you with a community of like-minded individuals. 


And with that in mind, those like-minded people can be a resource for shared storage, common spaces, AND utilities. This can go a long way. 


With like-minded friends, you can also share work during the building process, which can make bringing a tiny house to life so much easier. 


Investigate in a variety of materials, and you’ll be able to put a greater focus on design as well as going even smaller.

Sometimes, if you choose a space that’s very small, you might have to use transforming furniture!


Don’t forget the importance of light! It becomes even more important in a tiny space regarding how it fills your space.


And finally, a practice suggestion: consider adding a removable deck to increase livable space. It’s cost-effective and not as difficult as you might think!


Have questions about a tiny house … I’m always just an email away!



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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Terry Records by the time our zoning allows tiny home communities, the next generation will be appreciating them!!!

Mar 27, 2019 07:32 AM #1
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

In the foothills of SC, we called them "cabins" or hunting shacks. Now they have a style upgrade and called "Tiny Houses". Building on a private lake or in non-restricted (Non-HOA) community can make this dream happen for so many. But you will be down some back roads and in Rurally located.  

Mar 27, 2019 07:40 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Terry,  I need to visit one of these tinys house and check them out to see the value in them.


Mar 27, 2019 09:36 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Terry. I really like the idea of a tiny home and believe I could live in one. Zoning is not favorable in MA. but I would love one at the beach.

Mar 27, 2019 09:51 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I don't think this would ever be our lifestyle but certainly good information for those who choose it !

Mar 31, 2019 02:23 AM #5
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