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Living large in small spaces

May 06, 2021 09:22AM ● By Rebecca Rodgers

You can find luxury and savings in a Tiny House like this, which has become a popular overnight accommodation for travelers. This one can be found on

Have you ever considered how much simpler life could be if you downsized your home? This would up-size time and money to fulfill your dreams! The popular trend to rent or purchase tiny houses has increased the idea that less can be more.

Whether you’re a college graduate wanting to quickly pay off student loans, a couple wanting to travel, a retiree, or other; this interesting lifestyle could be a new path to freedom.

Imagine yourself in a home between 100 to 400 square feet? How would you utilize that space? De-cluttering your life literally, financially, socially, and in time spent worrying about maintaining these would certainly cut back on your stress.

These homes cost on average between $30,000 and $60,000. The average monthly living expenses run from $500 to $1,000 and above, which includes rent, utilities, taxes, etc. They can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $150,000 to build.

Much of the population spends at least 15 years of their lives earning the amount needed to pay the mortgage of homes that often contain wasted space with unused purchased items. Think about the extra time you’d have to plan and live your best life. 

Among those who live this lifestyle, 68% have no mortgage and 32% have more than $10,000 saved! Imagine what you could do if one-third to one-half of your monthly income was not spent on a house payment? Mind-blowing really! Think of the hobbies, vacations, education opportunities, etc. you could pursue. 

If you’re serious about living in a tiny home, you’d need to research where they can be placed. This can be a daunting task because of various land laws in differing places. Also, take a week or more to go stay in one before deciding it’s for you.

In Utah there are tiny homes to rent on Airbnb. These include some on wheels close to Zion National Park and a gorgeous treehouse in Park City which is highly suited for celebratory events. If you’d rather find a less costly option closer to you, foundation tiny homes in Salt Lake City may be best.

Utah has been a bit slower to grasp onto this growing movement considering its average family sizes. However, an increasing number of Millenials and Baby Boomers are no longer seeing the need to have such large square footage in their homes.

Think about the time and effort you would save in cleaning a tiny home as well. A splash of floor cleaner and a couple pushes of a vacuum, and Bam…you’re done! If your life is open for such a wonderful possibility, get ready to find that unique place and spend time with the people and interests you’re most invested in.