Tiny House FAQs

What was your motivation to ‘go tiny’?

When we discovered the tiny house movement, we were immediately captivated by the prospect of simple, intentional, and mortgage-free living.  We were also interested in designing and building our own home.

What’s on the inside?  

The interior is about 7.5′ wide by 28′ long and has 2 lofts.  Because we cook a lot, having ample cabinetry and counter space was a priority.  Our bathroom and “living room” – complete with a gas burning fireplace – is located underneath the sleeping loft.  We have a normal-sized shower, dresser, dining table, and a loveseat!

How is Rose Home eco-friendly?

The tiny house is well-insulated and easy to heat.  The largest windows are located on the side that faces south.  We have a tankless water heater that is very energy efficient.  We utilized reclaimed materials including the bathroom sink and vanity, loft flooring, log accent trim, and ceiling boards.

 

What’s it like living in such a tight space? 

We started living in the tiny house in November 2016 and we love it!  There is enough space for each of us to have our privacy.  It helps that we started out with fewer possessions than many people!  We wish there was a little more storage for clothes, and miss having an oven, but it feels like a good amount of space for us and our cat.  For us it is definitely worth the trade-offs!

What’s the benefit of “going tiny?”

Advantages of tiny house living include lower utility expenses, less clutter and space to clean, and gaining happiness more through experiences than material possessions.  The tiny house community is growing quickly and it is cool to meet people at different stages of their tiny house journey.

Feel free to message us any questions you have!

Check out more inspiring tiny houses here courtesy of our friends at mightygoods.com

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