Tiny houses are not new!
You can track the rise in popularity of tiny houses. One option is to keep track of the number of owners, but this would only reveal half the picture. Many people currently living in standard homes have been driven to tiny houses, and they are still an important part of the community.
However, there have been many myths surrounding tiny houses lately.
Today we will take a look at four of those most common myths.
Owners of tiny houses are considered “snobs.”
Any group that mimics a subculture can turn some individuals off. It can be unsettling to assume that these people directly oppose your way of life, whether they be vegans, homeschoolers, or homesteaders, even if that was never their aim.
Those who live in tiny houses are very concerned about the decision they made. But, of course, they wouldn’t have made it in the first place if they hadn’t. That said, they are far from pretentious in this regard.
Owners of tiny houses are anti-establishment.
Several adjectives are used inappropriately to characterize persons who choose to live in tiny houses. For example, many people who choose to live in tiny houses do so to “unplug” from modernity. On the other hand, many people who opted to live a simple life were driven by a desire to avoid consumerism and materialism for a long period.
Today, however, it would be practically hard to categorize tiny house owners in any way. The conviction that pricey mortgages and other purchases are unnecessary—even harmful—to pursuing a meaningful life is one strand that many share. This concept has existed long before tiny houses and is shared by people from all walks of life. Many individuals choose tiny homes as a means to retire or perhaps purchase their first house without the financial strain of a large mortgage.
You will not fit in.
Some will still insist that you and your tiny house relocate because the structure doesn’t fit in here — they’ll distract the flow! You can also explain how they would have control over this if they had a proper design process in place. They may refuse to issue a permit to anyone who wanted to put their tiny house in a community where it would disrupt the neighbourhood’s general continuity.
Tiny Houses Aren’t in High Demand.
Another argument you could hear is that not enough people desire to live in tiny houses, which simply translates to “tiny dwellings undermine property values.” The idea is that once they start coming up, property values will decrease because the majority of people don’t want to live in them.
For starters, this is demonstrably false. At this time, nearly every major mainstream news publication has published at least one item about how people are increasingly focusing their attention away from houses so large that you could get lost in them and towards tiny houses.
Even though sometimes myths are good because they signal that more and more people are getting curious to know more about tiny houses, it is still necessary to eliminate them. This will help the interested ones in becoming inhabitants of tiny homes.