Living in a Tiny Home

Sometimes when you look at moving into a new home or space you try to get one that has the right amount of space for you. Getting a three or four bedroom home for one person is a little much and can make a person feel uncomfortable. 

However, if you are a family of four and live in a two or three bedroom home, you may feel cramped and as though you can't invite people over to entertain. Well, what if you lived in a home that was only about 80 square feet or 120 square feet?

There are many people who are finding that these tiny homes allow them to be efficient and eco friendly while giving them enough space to make them feel nice and cozy. Some of these homes don't have internal plumbing and rely on rain water that is stored up over time as their main water supply. They may even recycle the used water that they have. For example, some of them will use the water from last night's shower to water their plants. So, not only would you be recycling water and being eco friendly to the environment, but you probably wouldn't have a water bill letting you keep some extra bucks in your pocket.

As far as electricity goes, some people rely on nature to take care of that for them as well. These tiny houses are designed to use very little electricity. Since they are so small, it wouldn't take much to heat or cool the space, and for some people, they find that just their body heat warms the place up and the cool of the night can keep it at a comfortable temperature. Of course you have some people who don't want to rely on solar, wind, or water to generate their electricity, so they pay their electric bill every month, granted it's probably a whopping $10 to $20 a month.

Some people with these tiny homes like the fact that they can be mobile at times, and because of their size, there is no disruption of land. For those who have their homes mobile, they like that they can move to just about anywhere, but they also enjoy the fact that no destruction comes to the land around them. The displacement of land varies greatly depending on how big a home is, where it is, and if it is part of a neighborhood or not. For the tiny homes that are permanent, many of the people who live in them find ways to give back to the environment, like recycling water, growing their own garden, or even growing a garden on top of their home.

When it comes to insuring these homes, it can be tricky. Some of the homes are so tiny that they do not meet the standards and regulations to be considered a home. That can make it very difficult to get your home insured. However, if you can get insurance, it will be well worth your while. In larger homes, if there is an accident like a fire or a storm destroys the house, there are hopes that not everything was destroyed. If you have a tiny home and there is a fire or a storm, you better hope you have insurance; chances are not much would be left afterwards.

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