Ok, so your sold on the tiny house concept. What you really want is a Tumbleweed Tiny House but you don’t have the 40+ thousand dollars to get one and your not even positive you would be able to live in a space that small full time. Is there a way you can try out living in a small space without spending a huge sum of money? I want to show you a few ideas on how you can do this.
- Choose a room in your existing residence that is similar in size to what your long term goal is to live in. Move your essentials into this area and try living in that space for a week or a month. This is the most affordable way to test this out.
- Rent or borrow a trailer or motorhome that is about the same size and live in it full time for a week or a month. This will give you some idea what it is really like and if you can handle the size or not.
- If you have land or space where you currently live, you might consider buying a low cost yurt or bungalow. Both Rainier Yurts and GoYurt make a small yurt that is both affordable and mobile that you place in your back yard or on your land. Move in and see if you really want to do this. If you find it is not you, the yurt can always be used as a luxury camp or home office or spare bedroom. Here are a couple of pictures of these yurts.
Rainier Yurts Sparrow – 12 foot $2599 . . . 14 foot $2999
GoYurt – 13 foot $3900
Red Sky Shelters – 13 foot $2100 . . . 16 foot $2700 . . . 18 foot $3320
Yurts are not for everyone. What if you prefer a more cabin looking space? Check out Sweetwater Bungalows. They are an affordable, versatile and attractive way to test out tiny house living with a cabin look and feel. Richly atmospheric and intimate in scale, the tent cabin kits create harmony between indoor and outdoor living and offer limitless space options
Sweetwater Bungalows – 10×12 $3800 . . . 12 x 14 $5200 . . . 14 x 20 $7800
Hopefully this has given you a starting point to finding an affordable tiny house to experience this type of living. There are many other options out there as well.
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