Tiny House Movement is gaining steam. A Tiny House offers an economic way to own your home which attracts the minimalists. Why fall in debt by living in a large home when you be free and do whatever you want?
But, is building a tiny house that simple?
Even though the idea is catchy, building a Tiny House is not that easy. And especially at places, where the community is not that strong.
In this article, I will be discussing three difficulties people face while building Tiny House.
1. Building A Tiny House is Lot Of Work
If you aren’t from a building background, the chances are that you will be overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to do.
Building a home from complete scratch will definitely have its challenges. Some of the things you must consider while deciding to build a tiny house are :
You have to build it. That means you will have to actually find time to do that. It may take months depending upon how much time you give it per week. And it can be stressful, especially, if you are doing this after work hours.
You also have to do things you might have never done like fitting the roof, installing the fittings and doing a bit of carpentry.
2. Finding Land
Many people in the euphoria over constructing a tiny house don’t consider the issues with actually finding the land. They think they can build their tiny house anywhere they want. After all, tiny house seems to signify the lifestyle which attracts it’s (builders)
But reality hits hard when they actually begin the process. Yes, for building a tiny house, you don’t need much space. However, you still need land which is big enough to keep your boundaries of your home safe from prying eyes.
The biggest problem is that many people prefer to build their tiny house near the cities and towns. Closer the land with the city, expensive it is.
Possible solutions are to talk with a landlord and rent out a small area for the tiny house. In some cities there are Tiny House Parks. One may also consider to check out if there is a community in Tiny House Community in the neighborhood.
People in Oregon is lucky to have an active tiny house community – Hope Valley Resorts. If you are interested to know more about the community, you can login to their website: http://www.hopevalleyresorts.com
Apart from the high prices of land one has also to consider the laws of the area or else your dream tiny house may be tagged illegal. “Minimal Habitable Structure Definition” of most municipalities exclude Tiny Houses from being a house.
Even though Tiny House cost less, still one has to be prepared to shell out a good amount of money to build a Tiny House from scratch. Avg price of a Tiny House is 40000$.And Banks or financial institutions don’t give out loans for building a Tiny House for they feel it doesn’t have a high re-sale value. So, while building your tiny house you have to be prepared to spend from your savings or get loans from family members.