If you're thinking about moving into a tiny house on wheels, don't under-estimate the importance of it's design. You might think that because the square footage is so minimal that there can't be that many designs options when it comes to the layout. That is definitely not true, there are many, many options. Each design decicion in a tiny house makes a big impact on it, therefore every detail should be carefully considered.
There are a lot of tiny houses out there that have been carelessly designed, some are beautiful to look at but would be a nightmare to live in because their design is inadequate to support daily functions and "real life" with comfort and ease. Even if you only plan to live in a tiny house seasonally, a poorly designed one will likely become a source of irritation. Keep in mind that because tiny houses are actually quite small in comparison to "regular" homes, you should expect to have to make some adjustments in how you do certain things, but they shouldn't be annoying.
The essential functions of the house like power, water, heating and cooking as well as the climate that the home will be used in should be carefully thought out. There are numberous options within this category and whatever is decided upon will impact the home's layout.
You need to consider what sort of things you want to do in your tiny house that aren't a part of essential daily tasks, for instance, hobbies or crafts. You'll want to make sure there's a space to do these things and a place to put them away in when you're done. You'll also want to identify any particular design features that you feel strongly about. Maybe, you definitely want a window above your kitchen sink or you know that you absolutely don't want to climb a ladder to get to the loft. Make a list of the things that are most important to you.
You should decide what sort of aesthetic or style you like and how you want your house to "feel" when you're in it. These choices should be worked into the overall design.
Taking the time to make these decicisions before building or buying is well worth the effort. Even small details can make a big difference in a tiny space. Most likely, having a tiny house custom-designed and built for you will be the best way to end up with a home that really work for your lifestyle. Your tiny house should be a space that you really love and is comfortable for as long as you choose to stay in it.
Thursday 14 March 2019