I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of living tiny but I haven’t mentioned much about the impossibilities. While this sect of simplistic living is perfectly suited for some, there are others it just does not work for. Here are a few people groups that may not benefit from tiny house living.
1. Entertainers. Unless you live in a place where the weather is a perfect 70 to 80 degrees year-round, living tiny will not afford you the extra space needed to entertain guests. Added to that is the fact that most entertainers also enjoy cooking, for which there is not much space in a tiny home, and you will see why it just wouldn’t work.
2. The marrieds with children. Let me reiterate that, if you’re MARRIED WITH CHILDREN you may not want to live tiny because if you desire this lifestyle you must be willing to forgo privacy…..
3. People living in cold weather climates. Since one main advantage of tiny house living is that you are forced outside, it makes sense that tiny living wouldn’t translate well for people living in a cold weather climate. Unless, of course, your idea of fun is staring at 4 very tiny walls while daydreaming of warmer weather….in that case, you’re golden!
4. People that work from home. Many people need to separate work from home and in order to do so they have an office they can close off at the end of the day. In a tiny home all of your essentials must be given a designated place and you must be able to transform your space in an instant. This leaves little space space for an office and a slim chance that you would be able to separate your work and home life.
5. Introverts. Ok, let me rephrase this, introvert who don’t live alone. If you’re a single introvert, tiny house living might seem like heaven on earth, but for me this goes back to #2. Tiny house living and privacy are not synonymous. There is just no space to hole off from the world when you live in such a small space.
Of course, no matter who you are, if you are determined to make tiny house living work for you, you will.
So, what about you, what do you think?