As a single person, the idea that I might someday be able to own a home has seemed very far out of reach. While I absolutely love my job, working in public service is never a position that is going to include a salary that allows me to do all the things I want, yet still have money leftover for a mortgage, car insurance, utility bills, and student loan payments.
I’ve found that I place much more value on experiences, being able to travel and do the things I want. I still wanted to have my own place, however, which put me in a difficult position. For a long time, I struggled with deciding on the best option that would allow me to have both. A tiny house seemed like a perfect solution.
I spent a long time researching, weighing options, and trying to make a decision. A house, even a tiny one, is a big commitment. After months of of indecision on my part, something exciting happened earlier this week.
My tiny house was delivered!
Isn’t it pretty?!? I’m so thrilled with the look of the structure, especially my little porch.
At 468 square feet, I am on the large end of tiny. Considering the average home size in the United States is over 2600 square feet, it’s still incredibly small.
One of the things I was set on was lots of windows, including within the two doors. My main criticism of a lot of small spaces is how dark they can be. I want to create a space that is light and airy. Natural light is the first step.
The interior is just a shell, which means there is still a lot of work ahead. I’m excited that I get to choose everything that will go inside, from furniture to appliances to paint colors. I have a long journey ahead, but I’m excited to share the process.