Tiny Housing: Strange Ways to Save Money

I may be late to the party, but I discovered the Tiny House Blog the other day.

The author features all kinds of tiny houses, including homes made from storage sheds, campers, freight cars, and other unconventional materials. At first glance, you probably think, as I did, “How can anyone live in a space that small?” But after looking at this site and others like it, I found that it’s not as uncommon as you might think.

Many people get into unconventional housing because they want to lessen their impact on the earth. These small houses use fewer resources, both to make and maintain, than do conventional houses. Many of these are even made from recycled/reclaimed materials. So


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5 Responses to Tiny Housing: Strange Ways to Save Money

  1. pen says:

    I like the idea of a tiny home. I’d just have to convince my fiance that this would be a good idea.

  2. Murray Lunn says:

    This is something I’m totally into. I’ve always loved small spaces because it forces you to only keep the essentials so it’s really great for the long run. Likewise, it makes you get outside more because you generally don’t want to be cooped up all day in the smaller spaces :)

  3. Deena Larsen says:

    I have now lived in my tiny house for a year. I love it as it is easy to clean. And I can get around easily. I have to really think about what I own and let into my life.

  4. Sarah Hill says:

    Great post, I love getting myself organized and my closets cleaned out. You really gave me some good ideas here…

  5. Jay says:

    Another tiny home to consider is a live aboard boat. We lived for 3 years on a 50 ft, WW II era, wooden Pilot’s boat. Our living space was ’bout 6 X 20 ft. A bit tight, but taught us a lot about what we could do without. Could easily downsize again.

    For years I’ve thought renovating old cargo shipping containers could provide nice, comfortable, [temporary?] housing for those in need. Weathertight, stackable, as plumbable as a trailer, etc.

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