It looked like a fad when I first encountered this new lifestyle.
I saw my first mini house on a TV program.
It was intriguing for sure. I loved the idea of these people being able to own a home with appliances, HVAC, plumbing and the works. They were just doing it in the most scaled down way possible. Again, I initially just thought it was a fad. But the engineering of these tiny homes got better and better. It got me to thinking because I was sick of my apartment and it’s unreliable heating and cooling equipment. I’m single, a teacher and would love to own a home. However, traditional homeownership is a non-starter for me. So I really started to look into building a tiny home. I wasn’t all that interested in building on a trailer as I had a piece of land that I inherited. This freed me up a bit in the design. But I still had to stick with the tiny house idea in order to afford the build. Once I found a design that I could afford, it was time to just do it. The house didn’t take all that long to build. The design is perfect for two people and fits my life no problem. I also loved the new mini split ductless HVAC that went into my home. It’s really the perfect heater and air conditioner for the space. The ductless heat pump provides incredible heating and cooling to my new home. And it does so for so much less in costs than a traditional HVAC unit.