I’ll be the first to admit that the last thing I’d want in this world is a mega-mansion. Thinking about how much upkeep, maintenance and taxes that humongous properties can accrue is enough to make your head spin! I’m much more of a condo/small space kind of guy, in fact, if I ever were to win the lottery or come into some kind of crazy inheritance; I suppose I’d have a pretty sweet penthouse in NYC. Since coming into a ton of money to blow on whatever is looking like it’ll be happening never, I thought I’d share with you one of the newest trends in architecture that I could totally get on board with: tiny, yet livable, micro homes.
It really should come as no surprise to myself that I appreciate a smaller space. Heck, you’d think I was a live in-person demo at Ikea the way that I hang out in those 400-or-less square foot apartment spaces. Marveling at the livable and not too cramped-feeling design is what I find myself doing while thinking “I could totally live in a space this big!”
Lately, I’ve been reading and seeing more manufacturers specializing in tiny houses that come with all of the amenities of a regular-sized home. I’ve seen shipping container homes, tiny structures that aren’t much bigger than storage sheds and loft spaces that utilize ceiling height to utilize every cubic foot possible. Of course, you can’t be a maximalist (I’m sometimes guilty of this, but I can chance I swear!) or a pack rat (no problem here, I even throw away things I actually need half the time) to make a micro space work.
Ideally, I’d love to have multiple places like this around the world on beautiful and secluded pieces of property. Think about it; how great would it be to not have a main homestead and a vacation home, instead you could invest in 3 or 4 of these sustainable spaces and rent all but one of them out when you’re not currently living there. It could be a really fun (not to mention lucrative) way to live life!
What do you think about micro homes? Could you make it work in a tiny space?
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