The concept of the tiny house is nothing new, but a lot of people still struggle to see the benefits of moving into a miniscule living space. Sure, minimalism is cool and all, but is it really possible to live in a space that is just 400 square feet? Absolutely it is, and tiny home owners everywhere have experienced an elevated quality of life by cutting down on space and unnecessary things and clutter.
The most challenging aspect of a tiny home isn’t the huge reduction of space, but it actually has to do with the buying/building process. The most difficult part is to find lands for sale that would serve as the ideal location for your new tiny home. Here are a few tips on how to do it so that you can make the most of your new living space.
Establish your goals for location, size, and price
Before you start the hunt for a plot of land to build your tiny house, you need to establish a few things. Where do you want to live? How much land are you hoping for? What’s your budget? These are the top 3 questions to be asked in any land or home purchase, and switching to a tiny home is no exception.
Building a tiny home can be done almost anywhere, as long as you follow the proper building and zoning codes, but that doesn’t mean every location fits within your budget. Property doesn’t come cheap, so finding an affordable plot of land will probably be your biggest challenge. You can use sites like LandWatch and Zillow to help you out.
Research the zoning laws of your potential building area
This is a huge consideration for building your tiny home. Before you get your heart too set on a location, you need to research the state and local zoning/building codes. If you’re completely unfamiliar with this, zoning codes are the area’s set of rules on how the land is allowed to be used. This refers to the type of building, the function, and its placement. Building codes on the other hand regulate that the building is made using safe practices.
Reach out to other tiny home owners
Being a tiny home owner is a completely different niche than just being an average homeowner. You have a certain personality or set of goals for moving into a tiny house, and the challenges that stand in your way to making those goals happen can quickly become frustrating. This is why you should reach out the tiny home network in your area.
Other people who have investing time, effort, and money into a tiny home know about the ropes to jump and the challenges to surpass. Utilize these people and get their honest opinions about how to build, where to build, materials to use, and every aspect involved. These people will be your greatest resource, so reach out to them on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.