5 Tiny Homes In Colorado For Under $80,000
I am a self-proclaimed tiny-home enthusiast, so, let me just lead with that before getting too excited that these Colorado tinys are for sale.
I've done my research and learned a thing or two about tiny living.
Here's what you need to think about if you are considering going tiny:
- The hardest part of living tiny is finding a place to park your home. Several RV parks will accept mobile tiny homes, but you have to pay to 'set up shop' if you plan on staying a while. It will run you anywhere from $500 a month and up in a park, but you get access to water, trash services and some places even provide WiFi.
- If your tiny isn't mobile, then you will need to collaborate with someone on renting their land long-term or buy land yourself, if you can. You'll be thinking about things like building a well and installing a septic situation if you go that route, too, which gets pricey.
- What kind of toilet will you use, compost or RV style?
- Do you want a full-sized hot water heater or are you cool with taking quick showers?
- Do you want a washer and dryer in your tiny? If so, it's best to just invest in a two-in-one washer/dryer.
- What does your life look like? Meaning, do you need extra fold out beds for grandchildren or other guests?
- Will you be building a deck (which I highly recommend), and if so will it fold up for transport with your mobile tiny, or are you going to build a permanent setup?
- If you are going mobile, keep in mind that those farm house sinks have trouble traveling without cracking, so I recommend going stainless.
- Take a look at your closet, because if you want to live tiny, you will be downsizing to the size of a large duffel bag.
All and all, just remember that the thing that makes tiny living work is that it's customized to you. You are going to have to sacrifice some luxuries, but if you set up your home properly, you will have everything you need. I will say it's very freeing not to have to sift through 25 pieces of Tupperware or wash countless dishes every day. Downsizing is totally underrated.