If you’re already living in a tiny house, you know how to do this. However, if you’re thinking about a tiny house on a Homestead there are a number of things you need to think about. You don’t want to step down your standard of living nor do you want to suffer a bad and regrettable decision.
Yet, you probably will. First thing is you have to change your expectations. 1) Less room. 2) You’re going to have to give up stuff. 3) You can’t buy things and stash them in an empty room when you’re not using it anymore (how many times has that happened?)
But there are people making the switch to Tiny House living and gaining more in the process. They might call it living simple.
WHEN SHOULD YOU MOVE INTO A TINY HOUSE ON A HOMESTEAD?
What if you lived in a tiny house, or an intentional community, or a cabin in the woods? What if you had that dream job of yours – starting a farm, improving your community, or traveling the world? What if you meditated every day, or homeschooled your children, or decided never to have children?
Many people are interested in making surprising choices about home, work, or their personal life like these, but only small groups of people actually go through with them. Standard media coverage often treats these choices as odd or crazy, implying or stating outright that people who do things like this are totally different from you and me. Even if you think you might like to do what they’ve done, you might feel like you can’t make the choice that they’ve made. It’s too scary, too hard, too… impossible.
But it’s not impossible, it’s merely unlikely. And people all over America have already made unlikely choices, and turned them into ho-hum, daily realities for themselves.
So what separates those who are curious about making an unlikely choice from those who have already done it? How did they overcome the cultural barriers telling them what they “should” do – what’s desirable, successful or normal – and choose something different?
WHY, HOW, AND WHAT NOW?
These profiles emphasize what trail-blazing folks have in common with people who want to see a clearer path before advancing forward. They focus on the emotional information people need when they’re considering whether they want to take a leap from the familiar to the unlikely:
- Why? Which priorities drove their unlikely choice – independence, community, security, adventure? You may see a world of difference between your life and an unlikely life, but if the same things are important to both of you, how different could you be?
- How? How did this person move from dreaming to doing? What emotional and practical steps led them to decide and act? How can their path help you assess where you are and predict where you want to be?
- What now? How does an unlikely choice support or challenge someone’s other priorities and goals? How would that choice fit or conflict with everything else that’s important to you? Would making this unlikely choice really change your life in the ways you want it to?