(Closed) Tiny Homes?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 46
1326 posts
Bumble bee

I know quite a few people (including couples) who live on canal boats that are like 45ft long and laid out like this:

They all have lived on them for years and seem perfectly happy. It’s not for me but, you know, whatever floats your boat (pun intended).

Post # 47
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

topeonyornottopeony:  It’s interesting you mention the mobile aspect. I watched a documentary on tiny homes, and they mentioned that in many (even most?) places, the home must be “mobile” to comply with zoning issues. I don’t remember the specifics now, but it had something to do with utilities needing to be run a certain way if the residence was “permanent” versus “mobile.” It seemed like a lot of people in the documentary struggled to make their permanent time home mobile, so that they were allowed to reside there legally. I hadn’t remembered this until you just mentioned it!

Post # 48
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hell to the no.

I like my space, and I also really value my alone time. I cannot fathom trying to live in 300sqft with my Darling Husband. Plus I think it would be a terrible thing to do to our dogs. 

Post # 49
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

awrench:  I hate to debunk your theory, but I’m 34 years old and with the exception of moving back in w/ my parents a few months ago (in transition/looking for a house/no rental properties available), I’ve been on my own since 18.  I LOVE the idea of tiny homes, for multiple reasons, but due to a husband that is 6’6″, he’s flat out against something that small. lol  So, I highly doubt I’ll be getting my way on my dream of having a tiny home.

Post # 50
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’d do this in a heartbeat if it was just me. For me AND my husband though? We’d need to push two together, and just have the bedroom be the “shared” space.

…. I actually love this idea now. *goes to research*

Post # 51
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Darling Husband and I have thought about building one as a cabin on the lake. The land is expensive but feasible if we would only be building a tiny home. I’d want to invest quite a bit in an extensive outdoor entertaining area, though.

I think the minimalism movement is refreshing and interesting and admirable. While I would like to implement more practices into my everyday life, a tiny house as a permanent home just isn’t realistic for us – but I don’t knock those who can make it work  🙂

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