The ideal tiny house arrangement, in my opinion, is one that creates the greatest amount of freedom. This would be mean going off the grid and being mobile.
Going off the grid primary means producing your own electricity through the use of solar panels and/or a wind turbine. Going off the grid completely would also include supplying your own cooking and heating fuel, collecting your own water, and handling your own toilet waste with a composting device or septic tank.
The mobile part enables you to easily move for any reason. For example, if you have a noisy neighbor or you find a better location. The other advantage, and it’s big, is that your tiny house can get around minimum square footage requirements that many cities have because it’s on a trailer. 🙂
The following video gives you an intimate look at an off the grid tiny house. You’ll also see the enthusiasm its owner, designer, and builder has for tiny living.
Owner: Vina Lustado – Location: Ojai, CA – Size: 140 square feet
I’ve had people say to me, “I could never live in a small house let alone a tiny one.” These folks are often chained to their “stuff” and to an image of the ideal lifestyle created for them through various media.
Tiny living is about breaking out of the box and creating a lifestyle that gives you more, much more, freedom! And it works in every case I’ve come across. Try designing a tiny house of your own using the Tumbleweed online customizing tool.