If you’re looking to create your very own tiny home, you’re definitely on your way to experience an amazing way of living. If you’re new to the world of tiny homes, however, it’s important to know that there are really no one size fits all options – just with large houses, there are a lot of options out there and a lot of considerations you’ll need to make in the leadup to owning your own tiny home. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few things you should start mulling over before you start creating the impossible tiny home project of your dreams.
Work out your tiny home budget
One of the first considerations to make is related to budget. If you’re unable to spend huge on your new tiny home, rather than commit to an unnecessary custom job, investing in affordable small kit homes can mean your budget goes a lot further than you might have initially thought. If you still want to create your own custom small home, you do still have options, however they will obviously not be as convenient as a kit home. Rather than just elect to receive all new materials, it’s definitely worth taking the time to find second-hand or recycled materials, as these will often be significantly cheaper than their new equivalent (and sometimes even free). D make sure that these affordable materials don’t come at the cost of quality, however. Committing as much of your own time as possible is also a great way to save on otherwise extremely expensive labour costs, although if you do choose to go this route, make sure that you only manage what you’re very confident with – doing your own plumbing work when you’re not a plumber will only be more expensive in the future, after all.
How is your tiny home getting built?
After you have some understanding of how you’d like to proceed with the materials and have some assumed cost in mind, it’s a good idea to work out how the structure itself is being built and for what purpose. For example, living in a tiny home will evidently require a different set of needs than if the home is just being designed as an Airbnb investment or as a place to stay for family coming from a long ways away. It’s also important to consider whether you intend for the tiny home or granny flat to have good resale value, as this might also influence what features and facilities you decide to have installed. Then, there’s the build itself – if you’re a qualified builder then that’s obviously a helpful start, but most of us aren’t (unfortunately). If you don’t want to just get a random builder on board who might not have actual experiences with tiny homes (despite claiming the job should be simple), then it’s worth getting in touch with one of the many new dedicated tiny builders around the country, as they’ll be able to provide some very important tailored advice.
Other considerations to make
As with any other structure, a tiny home build will not necessarily be simple (despite its size). Ensuring you still make the most of high quality house materials (if you want your build to stand the test of time), make concessions in your budget for any unexpected mishaps and also realise that it will probably go over time will ensure you end up with a stress-free build that you can enjoy for years to come.