The rising cost of home ownership might have you thinking small. Tiny home small. Read this post for tips on getting the most out of your Australian tiny house.
The average tiny house measures 100 to 400 square feet. These tiny homes usually only have one or two rooms.
Thinking about how big your house is, you might think you’d go crazy living in an Australian tiny house. Tiny home dwellers say they are happier living in a tiny home than having a large space to maintain.
Could a tiny place to live be the solution to your challenges? Continue reading to see if you should buy a tiny house.
How to Get the Most Out of Australian Tiny House Living
If the thought of living in 400 square feet or less has you looking around at your belongings and wondering – what have I done? There are some things you can do to get the most out of your home.
Whether you’ve built your own home or you’ve looked up the best sheds and are living in one, continue reading to learn how to get the most out of your new lifestyle.
Know Where You Can Park
If you’ve started your tiny home life and you think you can park anywhere in Australia, think again. There are rules and regulations to tiny living just like anything else.
Depending on where you live, the local councils may not allow people to live in tiny homes full-time. Most treat tiny homes the same way they treat caravans. You can live in them some of the time but not all of the time.
Since these laws are in place, you don’t want to buy your own piece of land to put your home. Instead of trying to buy your own land, make friends with people that might want to make some money off hosting a tiny home. Instead of feeling like a tourist, you’ll be living near friends.
Before you build your house, make sure you know how big you should make it. If you build it too high or too long, you could have troubles getting it into places.
Make the Most Out of Your Space
When you live in a small space, you have to make the most of it.
- Packing cubes are a great way to keep clothes in order. Packing cubes also help sort clothes out to keep from getting family member’s clothes mixed up.
- Hooks and wall stickers allow you to hang things out of the way. You might want to hang jackets, hats or other small items.
- Collapsible bowls are a good way to keep from storing bulky containers in your cabinets.
- Build in a lot of storage. You should have storage under your bed, under the couch and anywhere else there would otherwise be space but no storage.
Now you have some idea of what it would be like to live in a tiny home in Australia. Until you get into the swing of the lifestyle, you may notice considerable challenges, but you’ll be able to work through them as you get used to it.
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If there is anything else you’d like to learn about Australian tiny house living, let us know. Also, don’t miss out on our article about traveling to Europe on a budget.