Published: Saturday, July 12 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT
"Tiny houses" today are what we called "starter homes" years
ago. People shared bedrooms, kids that is, and bathroom, one per house. We
survived and learned how to live with other fellow humans.Three
bedrooms, one for mom and dad, one for the girls and one for the boys, Hurry up
and finish the basement for more room. One bath, no lollygagging, do what
needed to be done and exit.You really do not need all that space and
house, and mortgage. Trust me.
Will he be hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas parties with friends and extended
Why not just buy a used travel trailer.
Travel trailers don't have the feel of a "real house" like tiny
houses do, nor are they constructed as solidly, have the height of trailers, and
worst of all, they have that fake-tinny feel.My husband and I have
already decided one of these will be the only way we'll be able to get out
of debt once our youngest leaves the house. There's enormous
freedom to not having a house full of junk. After having to empty with our
parents' cluttered houses after moving them into assisted living, I've
realized how much junk we pack in, only to make others throw away later.As for holidays with the kids? We'll haul our house over to theirs!
This is a great idea, kind of. It's extreme. Look at it like this. If
people spent 250k or less on a normal sized home, vs 500k, life would be much
different. Then there's the people that never take into account utilities
and taxes. It's obvious that these streets full of giant homes with giant
heating bills and taxes will be ghost towns very soon. You'll see.
Well, as they say...."There goes the neighborhood."
On wheels? Get an Airstream and it won't fall apart or strain the
transmission going up a hill, but in a trailer one can't pretend they are
in a real house.
I like the idea of an airstream travel trailer. They are expensive to purchase.
We are dejunking. It is difficult to discard some of this stuff. I think of
how much time I have used up dusting and rearranging what we have. I was smart
enough over the years when we traveled to spend my money mostly on postcards
rather than trinkets. Now I send the postcards to our grandchildren.
The first home we bought was 700 square feet, and we raised 2 kids in it. Now
we live in a much larger one, and the kids are grown and moved out. I think we
did this wrong...LOL!I was much happier in the smaller home, and I was a
better housekeeper too, by necessity.(I am fascinated with these tiny
homes, but I don't think I want to live in one full time.)
just go buy a used camp trailer -
I currently have 5 kids and a 2800 sq/ft 6 bedroom home. It is great! I do
wish I had less of a mortgage payment but we financed for 15 yrs. we may trade
down at some time but more likely it would be a townhome or condo with no
maintenance. My tiny home sits on my RV pad on the side of my 2800 sqft home.
I'll use it to travel when I move into my condo.
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