If you have decided that you want to put your property up for sale and retire in a tiny house that you can move around the country, then there are many different things you need to take into consideration before making this drastic change, including each of the following:
Materialism and Storage Space
As you might imagine, moving into a tiny house is much easier and simpler if you are already a minimalist or are living in a fairly small house. However, if you have a lot of belongings or feel emotionally attached to your stuff, then this type of move can become a serious challenge.
For example, in your current house, do you:
own a large shoe collection?
own a lot of clothing?
own a big library of books?
own every kitchen gadget on the market?
The reality of your new smaller housing situation is that you will need to drastically pare down your belongings of all types, or you will need to rent a storage unit where you can store your belongings. If you will require a storage unit, then you need to add this monthly cost into your budget.
Lofts and Stair Issues
Most tiny homes are designed with a sleeping area contained within a loft space. Attached to the loft is either a small set of stairs or a ladder. When you are considering a move to a tiny house, you need to think realistically about how you will handle continually climbing up and down to do simple things like use the restroom in the middle of the night. Additionally, you need to think about where you will sleep if you are ill or unable to climb up to your bedroom space. Some tiny home owners solve this issue by having a couch on the main level that converts into a single bed.
Kitchen and Bathroom Sizes
Finally, when you are looking at tiny homes, you should take a serious look at the size of the kitchen and bathroom. If you love to cook all of your meals, then you need to have a kitchen space that is large enough to accomplish this task. If you want to be able to take a bath or shower with the ability to bend over and shave your legs without your rear end sticking out of the shower, then you need to ensure there is enough space to do so.