It’s been almost a year since we moved into the tiny house (me, my husband, and our dog). My friends always say that they love my tiny house and my family keeps asking to come over. Well it still isn’t finished and I really have no idea when it will be done.
Our only income is from photography, mostly weddings and engagements. Business is picking up and I have been very grateful. We were able to buy a car and some much needed photography equipment. Being a full time photographer isn’t cheap.
I’ve been debating about getting a day job or not. Yes it would help pay the bills and maybe purchase some more equipment but at the same time we built the tiny house so we could focus on our business. And if I had a day job it would mean less time spent on our current clients and marketing to attract new clients.
Any way as far as living in a tiny house, I think it is romanticized. Yes you save money which is great, but it’s just not that practical. I really could only see us being here a short time. We knew that this won’t be our forever home when we built it. Maybe a single person would be much more comfortable in a tiny house.
All I can say is, I am dreaming about living in an apartment and eventually buying a traditional home. After living in 160 sq. ft., 800 sq. ft. would feel gigantic. We still want to keep things small and simple. We also don’t want to live beyond our means.
I think everyone hears about tiny houses and is more interested in the novelty of it. Also not a lot of people talk about actual tiny house living. All you see are these beautiful pictures but no one talks about what it’s like day in and day out being there.
I am noticing that a lot of tiny house people are building a bigger house and using their tiny house as a temporary solution. There are very few that live tiny for life. I see it as a stepping stone to our future. It has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.