Photo: Many tiny house owners love taking cozy photos like this of their lifestyle. Credit: Shutterstock
5. Feel More Safe and Cozy
Some people claim that when they stay in a large house alone, they do not feel as safe. This may be due to the fact that in a large home you cannot be totally aware of what is happening in every single room. For example, if you have a bedroom upstairs you may have no idea if someone has broken in downstairs. People who own a tiny house have claimed that they feel much more safe and secure because their entire living space is laid out in front of them. They can also hear any oncoming Intruders surrounding them if it were to ever happen. Plus, since it is such a small house it is unlikely that anyone would ever want to rob it, because they will already know that it’s owned by someone who is living a minimalist lifestyle with very few material things. What would they want to steal, a yoga mat? Unlikely.
There are some people who will go their entire lives never living alone. They may transition from living with their parents to getting a college roommate to immediately moving in with a significant other. If this describes your life, there is nothing wrong with that. Loneliness is a real thing, and human beings are meant to spend life together. However, many people have reported that when they lived alone for the very first time, they found a part of themselves that they would have never been able to explore otherwise. If you live in a tiny house, it is likely that you are going solo. Even if you only spend one year living tiny, it may fundamentally change your life and help with discovering who you truly are as a person.
In a large house it takes a lot of energy to heat the entire space. If there are very tall ceilings it also becomes almost impossible for a place to actually feel warm. After all, heat rises and it will take a significant amount of time before you can feel cozy. But in a tiny house, if you have a wood stove it will become very warm very quickly. In such a small living space it does not take very much energy to heat up the house. So in many ways you will actually feel warmer in this little space compared to a large mansion.
For people who live in an apartment or house, many of them believe in the traditional way of doing things. Some will even look down on anyone who decides to live in a sprinter van, trailer, or any other form of alternate housing. If you are choosing to live in a tiny house it means that you’re already an open-minded person who is willing to think outside of the box. If you actually cross the line and build or buy a tiny house you will begin a journey of meeting all different types of people who are living an alternate lifestyle. Many people say that the experience of living in a tiny house has helped them become less judgmental and more open-minded to all different kinds of people.
If you have to climb in and out of a loft to go to sleep everyday, this means that you are getting some form of physical activity. If you become lazy and are no longer physically fit it will become almost impossible for you to actually get up the ladder. Many people who live in a tiny house end up becoming even more healthy and fit than they were before they moved in. This comes from a combination of the physical activities of building the house, hiking, climbing, and all of the other necessities that go into making the house in the first place. You will not have the option to sit at your desk or plop on the couch at the end of the night. If you want to survive in a tiny house you need to stay in great physical shape.