With continuing problems in the economy,more and more alternatives are emerging on the housing market to suit a wider range of stakeholders. Tiny house was invented in the United States, and more and more are being build in the Europe as well. It’s just a mini portable home on wheels that you can afford without a mortgage. You don´t meed a building permit for this type of house. You can even just borrow a parking spot. Portable homes can be parked almost anywhere. These houses are usually located in yards, parks, or in the countryside. Imagine the freedom to be able to get up and move your home as you wish. Are you in fight with your neighbors? Do you want the change the view from your livingroom? Just go.
Tiny house is usually off-grid, totally self-sufficient. It does not need water, electricity or sewer connections. Unlike the caravan, it has normal walls built with traditional wood-house constructional technologies. Tiny house is higher than the caravan, but it fits into the dimensions of the truck trailer. This is a great advantage over a normal mobile home that you can not pull by normal car because it the oversize load.
Because of its weight and shape it is not suited for a holiday travel, only for an occasional move to a new location(at low speed). Tiny House is always unique, made of quality materials, and people usually build it or at least part of it by themselves. There are, of course, companies that can do it for you. 🙂
The house area ranges from 6-36m2 and prices from 25,000-70,000.
Tiny house has its own movement – Tiny house movement. It’s a movement pointing out the minimum things we really need to live. One does not need many things to be happy. Its members prefer life in small and functional homes. Benefits, in addition to saving space, are obvious: less material needed and lower construction costs, low operating costs, and, at best, a sustainability-based concept.
“People begin to understand that surplus does not necessarily mean luxury, but it can be a burden and a commitment. They spend 30 and more years paying for this whole space and things they do not actually need. ”
To our surprise, a couple with a child can also live in a tiny house. However, it is usually young couples, individuals who choose to live in a tiny house. Sometimes it´s just used as cottage in the mountains for rent.
The Tiny House has arrinved to Europe recently . You can find some of them in Netherland, France, Austria. The number of houses on wheels is growing rapidly. Our favorite one is this : Marjolein in het klein. The woman living threre also writes a blog about a live in the Tiny House. She lives there for over a year and completely off-grid, without any networks. She is a great inspiration for us.
In Austria, the most popular one is the wohnwagon.
These weekend houses from Harvard Student are very interesting.
There are many articles about the couples building their own Tiny House. We are probably the first in Slovakia. 🙂