It was during the Katrina Hurricane disaster in 2005, Marianne Cusato developed 308 square. ft. cottages to house the homeless, and small houses movements took off.

You Want One? What next?

Find out the square footage you will need. Visit local pre-fab buildings for a feel of what you need to have minimum in blue world city. Or lease a Tiny House for a week-end to conduct an evaluation and experience your hands-on living in a Tiny House. Begin to brainstorm and plan the design and layout as well as your storage requirements. Slowly, but surely you will begin to create your vision of the inside the inside of your Tiny House.

A pre-fabricated building with 320 sq. feet. will make it comfortable and the transition from big to tiny is easy. Some even include all HVAC and appliance systems. All you need to do is to purchase the construction (approximately $35k) with taxes, as well as transportation. Another option is to talk to the builder you want to work with.

You also need to research the State laws and requirements for Tiny Houses. A good resource of information is through The American Tiny House Association.

There are numerous resources and sites that offer plans, workshops, real estate for sale and even rentals. This means that these homes are here to stay for a long time and the best option for not paying for mortgages for 30 or 40 years.

Getting Creative Inside Tiny Houses

Imagine yourself in the Tiny House and exactly what you'd expect to feel and be comfortable. Let's contemplate this today... Consider having adequate kitchen cabinets, perhaps sliding-out pantry, a tiny oven and a small range as well as enough counter space to cooking, a small kitchen sink, some closets to fit bedrooms, as well as how could you fit in the washer/dryer set-up... also, don't forget of your bathroom commodities. Do you want the loft or a same-floor bedroom? If you have an loft, what do you like your stairwell? Do you have storage under or inside your stairwell? For your living room space, you can get creative gear for saving space by using a tiny sofa with drawers or underneath storage space, perhaps a drop-leaf table to eat at or work with a laptop and continue to work on all your ideas by writing your thoughts down. Then with all your ideas make a drawing of the layout. include measurements.

There are plenty of options out there for small scale furniture that will save floor space. Desks with corner drawers floating desks Drop leaves folding tables Murphy beds, beds that slide out or up to the ceiling any many many more. In reality regardless of whether they are in a Tiny House or not, these are also great options for saving space in tiny rooms, small apartments, sun rooms, dorms guests houses, indoor dens, and even studios. A myriad of innovative and imaginative ideas emerge every day from diverse sources, and all because of the need for these ideas. Well said by Plato "necessity is the mother of invention".

And lastly Last but not least A Reality Check

I was recently reading an report "Dear People Who Live in Tiny Houses - Medium" by Lauren Modery where she wrote this article about Tiny Houses and pointed out some basic aspects of living in the confines of a Tiny House which weren't good, but the truth is, based on the amount of square footage you pay for the Tiny House they can be customized to be comfortable and efficient. You can enjoy numerous positive moments like being able to leave whenever you like to travel or to enjoy mortgage-free living and pay for very low utility bills and are charged lower property taxes. Absolutely, this is a great benefit!

However, at the end of the day, it all comes down to planning ahead wisely by staying within your budget and ensuring that your goals are fulfilled.