You’ve seen them on the internet. You might have seen them on the road. For several years now, tiny homes have been incredibly popular – understandably. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in one? The good news is that you can rent a tiny home for your vacation or for a few days – to find out!
It may be that in years to come many of us will have to downsize when it comes to where we live. The tiny house movement is a result of the times we live in and increasingly people are discovering the benefits of living in a smaller space.
Those who live in tiny homes – the definition loosely being a home of 400 sq.ft. or less – find that they have much more disposable income. Gone are the huge mortgages. Large utility bills become a thing of the past. But is it for you? Try it out and see.
Try It Tiny is an Airbnb-like service that connects vacationers with tiny home owners. Working in a very similar way to Airbnb, travellers can browse listings and choose a temporary tiny home and the site takes care of the transaction for you. Here’s what it says on the website:
Try It Tiny connects tiny house owners and landowners with short and long-term rental opportunities. If you own a tiny house or an RV (or a yurt), you can find places to park your home on a safe platform. Those looking to explore tiny living can now search tiny house / RV rentals and ‘try it’ first.
As you can see, if you already have a tiny home – including a trailer or RV – the service can help you find land to rent.
You’ll be able to view plenty of photographs and discuss your needs with the owner before you book.
Living in a small space is much easier than it first seems. The owner of the site recently explored the country for six weeks with two other adults – in a tiny house of 96 sq. ft. – now that is tiny. I doubt that I could do that but as one member of a couple who has lived in 400 sq. ft. for many years now, I could certainly manage the more average tiny homes.
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.