10% Small House
90% Big Life
Helpful steps towards going Tiny:
Identify your wants and needs w/ PAD Tiny Houses.
Analyze your belongings–if you had to put all of your belongings in 12x15x24 boxes how many would it take? What do you need to get rid of to fit your most beloved items in your future Tiny House? Check out Lina’s story here
Think about if an Accessory Dwelling or Tiny House is a better fit for you. Explore sites like accessorydwellings.org to learn more about ADU’s
Examine your finances and source funding:
Tiny House Loans: Tiny House Lending is the easiest, fastest way to find a Tiny House Loan!
Tiny House Talk: Introducing Tiny House Loans
Tour a Tiny House in person–or better yet, stay in one on AirBnb or at Caravan The Tiny House Hotel
See what you like and don’t like: PAD Tiny Houses-How To Visit A Tiny House
Hear about others’ mistakes and successes
Attend a Tiny House Workshop or Class
If you are building your own, help with other builds in your area
Join a network on Facebook and hear when others are building in your area (like: Tiny House Pro’s or Portland Tiny Houses)
Check out some seasoned Tiny House Dwellers:
35 Inspiring Tiny Houses & The Families living there, by MightyGoods
Where am I going to park it? Tiny House Parking and How to Move a Tiny House
How am I going to deal with waste?
What sort of utilities do I want to use?
Can I live in such close quarters with… myself, my pet(s), my partner, my family?
How will I host guests?
What sort of neighbors do I want?
Who is going to build it–myself, my friends, or a builder?
A builder? How to Choose A Tiny House Builder
Myself? A few resources: Go House Go Book and The Tiny Life Store
Income producing options
More time, resources, money to spend doing things you love
Get outside more
Less cleaning and maintenance
Opportunity to build community
Reduce your footprint
Less debt, bigger life
Keep only what you need or love
Prioritize your life
Influencing consumer culture
Live in a work of art–affordably