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Now that you have made the decision to go tiny, it is time to pare down. As you get older and acquire more space, you acquire more "stuff." Going tiny doesn't mean that you have to get rid of everything that you own, but there will certainly be some tough decisions ahead. Even if the tiny living lifestyle is not for you, downsizing and simplifying can make your house - and your life - less cluttered.
Do-it-yourself is a huge part of the tiny house movement and you would be surprised how even those who would never consider themselves even handy have self-built their big dreams into their tiny home. If you want a step-by-step guide to the building process to help determine if you are up for the challenge, check out our best-selling Tiny House Design & Construction Guide.
One of the best parts of any new home construction is your ability to make choices. Do you want a stall shower or a tub? Do you want more room in the kitchen or the bedroom? As you start to figure out what you want out of a tiny home, you are going to need plans. The good news is that we have them already drawn up for you. They also include a materials list which can save you thousands of dollars and hours of time.
If you are having us build your house, you have your choice of five models to choose from.
Once you have your plans, you are going to need building materials including a trailer. It is also a good idea to get some hands-on building experience before you begin. Best-selling author, speaker, and owner of Tiny Home Builders, Dan Louche, holds workshops that walk you through the process of building your tiny home.
Planning is the procrastinator’s best friend. Sure, there is a certain amount of preparation that has to happen, but the real work begins when you take the leap and start the actual work. Whether you are building or buying, get out of that comfort zone and go for it! Start living your big dream and live tiny!