Are you looking to downsize your home? You are not alone. From saving money to better utilizing space. From carbon footprints to reducing debt. There are many reason people decide to downsize. If you are considering whether downsizing like this is right for you, make sure to talk to folks have already made the transition. You can bet you’ll hear a wide variety of reasons why some chose to live the tiny house lifestyle. Some of these reasons include:
- Decreasing one’s cost of living.
- Reducing the amount of upkeep needed for a larger home.
- Decreasing the carbon footprint left on the environment.
- Desiring to live with less clutter.
- Finding a space for living that is relaxing and healthy.
Don’t be Fooled by the Term Tiny Home/Cottage
When most of us think of a tiny cottage, we think of something that is boxy with a loft that needs a ladder to go up to sleeping area. The size of your new tiny home depends on your needs. This style of living can range from 400 square feet to 1,000 square feet. There are some people that feel living in a 1,000 square feet home is not really a tiny home. If you look at downsizing from a 2,500 square foot home to 1,000 then you see and feel the difference. That is 1 ½ houses smaller than what you are familiar with living in.
For most of us the larger the home the more stuff we acquire over the years. As the children grow and leave home, making changes in living space makes sense. It is great to have more time for yourself rather than trying to care for a larger home and property. You can do the fun things you always wanted.
Finding the right spot to purchase your tiny cottage is easier today than in previous years. Choosing a company that specializes in this type of home is the most important aspect of purchasing. There are regulations and specifications that must be followed when the homes are built. Having a specialist that knows what these are can save time, money, and aggravation when building your new home. Of course, finding an established small cottage for sale could save you even more.
Downsizing to a tiny home or small cottage does not mean that you must give up on amenities. Amenities such as walking trails, beautiful scenery, swimming pools both rustic and classical and more are just a few that we enjoy in our community. What’s nice about our location in a gated community is you are not the one having to provide the maintenance and upkeep. You just need to enjoy all that the community has to offer.
When you are ready to downsize, take the time to explore tiny home living. You can have a wonderful home without having to constantly worry about the cost of upkeep on a large place. Now you can take the time to enjoy life and all the treasures it has to offer while still having the dream home that you desire.