Tiny Sheshed, the ultimate small space.
For some it is financially driven, many wish to reduce their environmental footprint, while others wish to downsize their life making it easier to enjoy travel and adventure without being tied to never ending mortgage payments.
For this writer, it was a lifestyle choice that evolved over time. After downsizing to a smaller property and ditching the mortgage, the intent was to build a new house while living in a bus. Nearly a year along and the financial and personal freedom that has come from not having a massive mortgage, has far outweighed the need to build that flash home.
Writers 1950 Bedford Bus heading to new home and new life.
With home ownership becoming less and less affordable for many Australians, perhaps we need to look at things from a different perspective and ask the question-Do we really need that big house and crippling mortgage? The Tiny House Movement would answer -a definite No!!
Environmentally it has never been more important to reduce our earth footprint. Why not make a positive change and go small?
A great positive example of how you can live small is a tiny house by the company Tesla https://www.tesla.com/teslatinyhouse
They are road tripping around Australia showing off their latest energy products. Their tiny house is powered with 100% renewable energy.
Tesla and their renewable energy tiny house.
This does not mean you must do without life’s luxuries, just refine it to maximise space and function.
Tiny luxury living.
So, what defines a Tiny House? Typically, it is not usually larger than 46m2. It can be a bus, truck, small building or a house on wheels. The historic Yurt has even made small living possible for many families.
The Yurt-originated in central Asia.
If you choose to build your Tiny Home on wheels you would need to follow The Department of Infrastructure and regional development guidelines.
Cute Tiny House on a trailer
The beauty of having your tiny home on wheels is that it can come with you if you move. You would have to decide if the cost of building a trailer, meeting the requirements of the transport agency, would out way the costs of getting a removal company to simply pick up your tiny home and put it on a truck.
Tiny Melbourne Home.
Tiny home living may have taken the world by storm, but it is not new. Many cultures have been living with the view ‘less is more’ for centuries. Some of us feel it has never been more important to now return to those values. For those contemplating making the move, try it! – the choices you can make with your own small space are limitless.
Horse and carriage-Writers personal favourite.
Don’t limit your imagination to just one room. Some small space owners choose to have multiple small buildings defining their living area. These can be stand alone or interconnected, read our How do I join two sheds together? Blog for some great ideas on joining two or more sheds together.