I recently saw someone make an outstanding point on Facebook about living and working in today’s society. It said something along the lines of “You weren’t born to pay bills and die”. Well let’s be honest here, as convincing as that sounds, is there really a way to break free from the never-ending cycle of debt? You wake up in the morning, you go to work, you come home, you sleep, you go back to work, you pay your bills, and by the time you do that, there really isn’t too much left is there?
No, there certainly isn’t, but you also have to consider the size of the house you’re living in. What’s the square footage? How much money are you spending to heat and cool it? How much time are you spending to clean it on a daily basis? If you are single, or at least in a relationship without children, then guess what? You can cut down on your expenditures AND the time you exhaust in cleaning. Imagine having extra money to tour the world or spend with friends.
Imagine how much you could enjoy if you didn’t have to spend all of your time paying working to pay bills? As it is, you’re essentially working to stay alive and that just isn’t going to do. We live so few years on this earth as it is, so why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of the time you have?
Enter the Tiny House
The tiny house is a new trend, but it’s definitely something that we would look twice at. Essentially, you have a home that is as functional as any other, but everything is miniaturized. You have a front door, you have walls, and you have a roof, but what you also have is reduced square footage. In many of the ‘Tiny Homes’ today, the kitchen and bedroom will share space, and many of the surfaces will have dual purposes. For example you might have a table in the kitchen that serves as a workstation for your business and a cutting board for your food preparation – it’s a win-win situation really.
Self Sufficiency Optional
Many of the tiny homes available today can be made self sufficient to one degree or another. If you plan to live off the grid, consider outfitting your tiny home with solar panels to supplement electricity, and even think about installing your own water system to ensure you don’t have to rely on the city grid. When following regulations and city ordinances, this can make you a bit more independent and free you from the hassles of utility bills. It’s a bit pricey at first, but it’s a great step toward saving some money.
There are many manufacturers of tiny homes whether you want something that looks traditional or a more futuristic looking domicile. If you want, you can download plans for your own tiny home and build it yourself; it’s nice to build something with your own two hands, especially something that’s going to contribute to your financial freedom. Look into it today and get tiny.