7 Reasons Why Tiny House Living Rocks Your Soul!
It’s no secret that Tiny House Living is taking the world by storm! Tiny house living is becoming the solution to many housing and financial problems across the globe.
In a world where debt is consuming our household, big houses are filled with needless items and empty spaces, it is time to review our living situations and ask ourselves do we really need all this crap in our lives? All the bills and debts that come with that big house? The hours spent cleaning and maintaining?
A taste of Tiny House Living
After living in our caravan for extended holidays, we have come to realise that it is not that much different to tiny house living…just without the awesome functionality that comes with tiny house living. It’s a great idea to trial a tiny home for a week or weekend if you are considering going tiny. Check out what tiny homes are available in your area on Air BnB and get away for a weekend!
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Here are my top 7 reasons why tiny house living rocks your soul!
1. Because it takes 20 mins to clean house instead of two hours!
Housecleaning is not my forte! We can have all the cleaning and tidying up in our tiny home aka caravan done and dusted within 20 mins. 3 mins to sweep the floor, 2 minutes to straighten blankets and cushions, 2 minutes to wipe kitchen bench and cupboards, 5 minute for the bathroom (and that’s being lenient) and a few spare minutes to put any clothes or toys away.
Got you thinking? How long does it take you to tidy and clean your house?
2. Tiny house living brings you closer as a family!
Believe it or not, but living in close quarters does not do your head in! It brings us closer together as a family which is absolutely awesome. We work together as a team to manoeuvre around and you get loads more snuggles on the smaller couch! Tiny House living demands a higher level of respect and because of the smaller space inside, it forces you to spend more time outside doing more fun stuff. I think that’s the trick to making going tiny a success.
We go for more family walks together and see more sunsets than ever before! Instead of nagging at my kids every day to pick up after themselves and clean their room and make their bed…you know the drill… instead, I am happy and able to enjoy whatever it is that they are doing in our ‘tiny home’.
How do you like the sound of forming a tight bond with your family? I sure do! I don’t like the idea of losing my children to technology and their bedroom half a mile away!
3. Better on your pockets!
This might be a surprise to some…but tiny house living costs less…WAY LESS. Less to buy, less to build, less in utility costs, less to maintain, less to heat – less everything!
You can’t put much in it, so that’s less shopping – less furniture and less “stuff”. When you go out and see something you like – you definitely think twice before buying because you have to ask yourself “Where am I going to put it?”
Now I don’t know about you, but I definitely like the idea of less debt and fewer bills and I know this may sound weird to some of you, but I never did like shopping much anyway – so it’s a win-win for me!
Now by reducing all these costs in our life, reduces the need to work so bloody hard! Which brings me on to the next one.
4. More time and money for the fun stuff!
Because we won’t be spending all our hard earned rostered days off running errands, maintaining big homes or mowing lawns, there is WAY more time and money for all the fun stuff in life!
More time and money for amazing adventures and travel. For us, that is visiting far away family members, more hiking and tramping adventures, mountain biking the trails and exploring our most amazing country!
5. Less clutter equals a freer spirit
Once you have decluttered your life and let go of all the crap around you, the feeling is amazing. Why do we hold onto these things? Things that sit boxed up year after year, collecting dust. Have you ever wondered what is going to happen to that old teacup set in the cupboard after you are gone?
When I cleared out and sold off all of our surplus belongings in our big home it was an amazing and uplifting experience. I really don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner.
Abby Lawson from Just a Girl and her Blog has a fantastic e-book that teaches you how to declutter and go entirely paperless! Check it out here. I went from having a large 3 drawer filing system (that was chocka with ‘stuff’) to just a small constatine file!
6. Better for your soul
There is something very special about living a more simpler life. It is healthier for your mind and soul with less stress in all areas of life. You will notice a more relaxed feeling start to emerge, and you become happier as you start spending more time doing the things that mean the most to you. Naturally, you will become a happier and a better person for it.
7. Become closer to nature
When you spend more time outside you will naturally become closer to nature. Being with nature is spiritual in itself, self-soothing and healing for the mind. You will notice new things about your environment as your pace in life slows down.
Is Tiny House Living for you?
Tiny home living may not be for everyone, but I truly believe that you should experience it at some stage of your life. If I had my time over again, I would start off my early years in a tiny home. And I will definitely retire in a tiny home. I’d be keen even now to build one and park it on our small lifestyle block, but hubby keeps pointing to my ‘tiny home’ aka caravan parked in the driveway and says ‘you’ve already got one’. So, for now, we are downsizing our big 3 bedroom home and moving into our 26-foot caravan and hitting the road for a 12-month road trip around NZ mid-2018.
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Have you got a Tiny House Living story to share?
People decide to go tiny for various reasons and I would love to hear your story! If you are interested in sharing your story and inspiration with the world, get in contact with me!