Last updated on February 22nd, 2021 at 10:59 pm
Tiny houses are becoming increasingly popular and it makes sense. Minimalistic living excites people—especially me. So when I found out you can select a “tiny house” option on Airbnb, I was hype. It’s like going out of the country without having to set foot out of your state.
But here’s something to keep in mind if you’re wanting to buy or just rent one for a few days:
Not all tiny houses are created equal.
When I stayed in this beautiful home, there was a compost toilet and nontraditional sink. Basically, if I wanted to wash my hands, I had to use the water from a jug and lather over a removable bowl. When it came to the toilet, well, you could do your business, but then you had to dump wood shavings over it.
I honestly didn’t mind, it gave me camping vibes.
Some tiny house, because of their structure, don’t have plumbing.
Space will be limited
But that’s a good thing, IMO. We tend to over-pack or over collect material things. In tiny houses, you have everything you need, there’s no space for excess. So if you’re planning on staying in one—As Erykah Badu would say—Pack Light.
A lot of Tiny houses are in the middle of nowhere
Well, I’d say outside of big cities and suburbs. Mostly because of building regulations. So there’s a chance you’ll be staying in scenic and quiet place.
Does it have a kitchen? Maybe, maybe not…
You might not have one, especially if you’re renting one on Airbnb. They tend to just have the basics like a kettle, microwave, and mini fridge. But some have a fully equipped kitchen. This is also something to think about if you’re going to be in the middle of nowhere and need food. My place had a fire pit, so if I really wanted to go old school I could have—but nahhhh.
If you’re thinking about owning a Tiny House or just want the experience—GO FOR IT! They are more affordable, it allows you to focus on what’s important (not material things), and it gives you a new perspective.