It’s a funny thing. You work for a long time to make it to living in a tiny house and then, one day, you do. The big question that I had and many of you will have is…now what? While that will be different for each of you, there will be some things that will most definitely happen to you.
1. You will forever be introduced as the guy/girl who “lives in a tiny house” in every social situation
2. Half of people will tell you that they could never live in such a small space
3. The other half will tell you that they totally could live in a tiny house, but you can tell they never really would
4. You’ll begin to ask bigger questions of yourself, your life and its meaning
5. You’ll become way more laid back and find yourself just enjoying the here and now
6. You’ll own a nail gun and aren’t afraid to use it
7. Everyone will compare your house to their bathroom or closet and all you can think is, “I get it, it’s small”
8. You’ll go to the grocery store or farmers market a lot. Tiny fridges only hold so much
9. People will email you telling you what’s wrong with your house and how you should fix it, without you asking
10. You’ll find dinner parties seem way more intimate and interesting in such a small space
11. You’ll notice that conversations with other tiny house people seem deeper, richer and more valuable
12. People will point blank ask you about how you poop or other intimate details
13. Your bank account will grow and it feels good!
14. After taking on building a tiny house, other things just seem easier
15. Trying new things won’t be as scary
16. You’ll still feel like you have too much stuff
17. You might just end up leaving your job to start your own thing
18. Living in a tiny house will feel normal and you might start to feel like your house seems big
19. There will be days you don’t like living tiny and that’s okay
20. Many days you’ll be grateful
- Which do you look forward to most?
- What else would you add to the list?