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Sep 11, 2020

The Advantages of Living in a Tiny Home


In recent years, more people are moving into tiny homes for several reasons. Check out the advantages of living in a tiny home in our detailed guide here.

Posted by: Amanda Team

The Advantages of Living in a Tiny Home

Throughout history, we’ve seen home ownership and people’s needs shift dramatically. Let’s take a look at the 18th century, for example. During this time, many families needed a lot of land because so many people worked in agriculture. Then, urbanization becomes common in the 19th century as agricultural jobs were fading and manufacturing was rising. Although agricultural and manufacturing jobs are still present, more people are finding it’s unnecessary to live in a major city or rural areas. Fast forward to today—individuals are increasingly looking for opportunities to simplify their lives, and we have a huge rise in people owning tiny homes. There are several advantages of living in a tiny home; we break down a few of them in our guide below. Read on if you’d like to learn more.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

By taking on the tiny house life, you’re going to have a more eco-friendly home and lifestyle for two reasons. First, there’s less square footage to heat, air condition, and light. You’re also likely to produce less waste in general because a tiny home forces you to be more intentional with items you bring into your home. Additionally, a prefabricated tiny home limits waste in the construction process because of computer software and penalization.

There’s Less Maintenance

Anyone who’s owned a home knows exactly how much maintenance is involved with home ownership. As you might suspect, a tiny home naturally involves less maintenance. Not to mention, the maintenance involved is at a smaller scale, so the upkeep goes by faster and it’s typically more affordable. Win-win, right?

It’s More Affordable

In addition to maintenance, all your utility bills will be more affordable. In fact, if you live in an area where the weather is tolerable, opening your windows can often replace the need for air conditioning. If reducing those pesky utility bills isn’t enough for you––your mortgage will be minimal. In fact, 68% of tiny home owners don’t have a mortgage at all and that’s true for many of our customers as well.

No More Spending Your Weekend Cleaning

Remember all that upkeep involved with owning a home? Part of that upkeep involves cleaning, which can take up an entire day sometimes. Not so much with a tiny home—we bet you could clean your entire tiny home within an hour or two in most cases. In other words, a tiny home gives you the freedom to do more of what you love to do and less of what you don’t want to do.

All things considered, the advantages of living in a tiny home are nearly impossible to overlook. Don’t worry—not all tiny homes are on wheels and less than 100-square feet. Most tiny homes are incredibly homey, actually.

If you’d like to look into tiny homes and cottages, you need to check out Johnston Contracting Services. Our team consists of experienced professionals who take pride in their work. We love helping our customers choose the best tiny home for their needs and have fun during the process. Contact us today if you’d like an estimate or have any questions.

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