If you have been thinking about a tiny home, you are not alone. Ever since the late 1990s, there has been a shift in everyday home living. Gone are the days of having the biggest house on the block. Instead, people have been happily downsizing and embracing the tiny house life.
The small home movement did not become popular with the mainstream until 2014. Now, in 2020, it is nearly impossible to turn on HGTV without seeing at least 4 or 5 shows about tiny mobile homes in the lineup. What’s more, there is a big DIY, or rather do it on your terms, presence that goes along with this movement. People of all ages are simply tired of having a mortgage that will take 30+ years to pay off, while others simply cannot stay put—they crave the freedom that comes from packing up everything, including the house, and heading to greener pastures or parts unknown.
In truth, there is a whole host of benefits and available advantages when it comes to tiny homeownership, especially in today’s world. Thus, if you are looking for mobile homes for sale in your area, it helps to get a better understanding of what it means to own a tiny mobile home. So, to assist you on your small mobile home journey, here is a brief synopsis of why mini mobile homes work for so many people and how they can work for you.
The financial benefits of owning a tiny house are aplenty. Not only are there major savings associated with the initial purchase, in the form of a reasonable price tag, but you also continue to save money down the road.
For instance, if you own a home of any size, there will be required regular upkeep and maintenance. The reality is that one bedroom mobile homes offer roughly 400 square feet of living space and small mobile homes, say for a family of four, offer approximately 800 square feet. This is in stark contrast to traditional size houses that typically start at 1,000+ square feet and may have multiple levels.
Thus, unsurprisingly, the bigger the home, the more costly the repair. Think about it, having plumbing issues with a standard size house means you are easily looking at spending thousands of dollars. This is simply not the case with mini mobile homes.
Tiny mobile homes simply cost less to run. This means your water, power, and electric bills will not break the bank every month. Instead, you will be able to budget your monthly utility bills with ease. Likewise, you will enjoy even more savings with reduced rental rates and almost non-existent property taxes.
Remember, one bedroom mobile homes are just that, mobile, ie. not permanently affixed to the land. As a result, these smaller houses, in the eyes of the law, do not add value to the land, which generally means no property taxes. Moreover, if you are renting a small house or paying a lot/park rent, typically, your monthly rent (and home insurance) for a tiny home is cheaper than it would be if you were renting a full-sized home or apartment.
Lastly, your monthly budget will thank you. Without all the additional space or storage areas, overspending becomes a little harder to do when you do not have room for 100+ pairs of shoes.
Simplification and Efficiency
Tiny mobile homes force you to be honest with yourself about what you really need. After the initial decluttering of your stuff, next comes your daily life. By owning less, you somehow find yourself needing less. Consequently, life becomes more straightforward, and the weight of owning or being financially responsible for frivolous stuff seems to fade away.
Another benefit for small homeowners is their home’s overall energy efficiency. In general, small mobile homes are designed to be environmentally-friendly across the board. Thus, you can heat up or cool down your tiny house in a matter of minutes. Plus, you are more likely to reduce your carbon footprint thanks to all the energy-saving features, efficient appliances, and an expected decline in utility usage.
Mini mobile homes are also easy to customize. Of course, this does not mean traditional size houses are tough to tailor to your liking. Instead, small mobile homes have less square footage and require fewer materials and manpower to get the job done.
Tiny homes, like traditional houses, can have Smart Home technology installed, fancy kitchens, hardwood floors, custom bathrooms, and sun decks with amazing views on a smaller, less complicated scale. A smaller job is less expensive, so keep that in mind when looking for manufactured homes for sale.
Why You Should Join the Movement
There are clearly many reasons why you should join the tiny home movement. If you love to travel, like to save money, enjoy minimalist living, want to become more organized, or just want to spend less time cleaning, you should buy a tiny home. Nevertheless, purchasing a small house is still a BIG decision; therefore, you should consider both the pros and cons of tiny homeownership before making your final decision.