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Downsizing to Tiny Tips

Check out these tips for making the move to clutter free living!

Looking to "go tiny" or want to test the waters?

  1. Try downsizing in your existing home.
  2. Empty cabinets, disposed of dressers, and vacant bedrooms create a sense of progress, and help minimize the shock of a transition to tiny.
  3. Compress your living space into simple space budget like 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 closet, one side of the laundry room, and corner of a kitchen.

Here's hoping we can help you make your tiny house adventure easy, economical, and enjoyable. Our best to you all.

Live Large -- Go Tiny! - Thom [>:-)

Value Your Time and Get 'er Done!

Getting your tiny house delivered "finish ready" makes your tiny house "move in ready" weeks earlier with an assurance that key elements were built right the first time!

Folks often lament the need for affordable tiny housing, comparing today's retail costs from "turnkey" tiny house builders against DIY projects of yesteryear. Rest assured, there are still affordable options out there, especially for the DIY builder/finisher.

Affordable Housing Budgets Use Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

New Home Total Cost of Ownership

Just as "beauty is in the eye if the beholder," affordable items are bought with the buyer's wallet.

For long term investments like homes, there's a need to determine if you measure cost in initial out-of-pocket, lifetime of loan, or total cost of ownership (TCO). This last metric leans toward a mix of up front fees, monthly loan service, maintenance, and utilities when totaled.

Penny Pinching for Downsizers

A newspaper reporter got in contact for ideas on an article on Penny Pinching. Here's what we sent...

We're focused on downsizing, so these are top of mind, and may (or may not [>:-) relate:

Little Old Cabins of 4-Wheel Drive, Carova Beach, NC

Serendipity, The Rodanthe House, seen in it's original location along the Atlantic Ocean before being relocated

Scores of cute little dilapidated cabins, cottages, and beach houses lie a wee bit North of Corolla on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Intentional Community Founded by Tiny House People

I'm a member of a local meetup trying to establish an ecovillage in the area, and have hopes for using tiny houses, cozy cabins, and semi-mobile cottages (e.g. skid-based). These might be a small collection of starter homes for ones that comprise a larger neighborhood of sustainably built homes.

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