The Empty Nest is an owner-built tiny house on wheels located in Sherwood, Oregon. The exterior uses wood, corrugated metal, and a red glass door, for an original look you can't forget. The tiny home also has a unique storage case on the back designed using license plates. Inside the tiny house on wheels, there is a kitchen with white cabinets, a fridge, and an oven to create a cozy cooking area. The tiny home has a sitting area and uses plenty of reclaimed timber throughout to give the home character. Inside the sleeping and reading lofts, you will find blankets, quilts, and colorful pillows for some added appeal.
There are a variety of reasons someone might look towards a tiny house design some of which are not limited to full-time living, guest house, office space, writing studio, playhouse, rec room, an in-law suite. The following are some of the benefits that a smaller house brings to your life.
Cost-saving. Smaller homes typically cost less, this frees up money every month to spend on things you want. Cost savings usually come from the overall cost of the tiny home, but you can also save money on your electric bill, maintenance costs, and repair costs. That adds up to major savings over the years that you’ll spend in your tiny home.
Easy to clean. Cleaning 500 square feet is a lot less work than 2,000 square feet. Cleaning less will free up time that you can spend doing things you love.
Less stuff. A large house encourages you to have more stuff, which costs more money, needs to be cleaned and cared for. When you live in a smaller house you won't find yourself always trying to fill that extra space.
Tiny houses encourage you to live more simply. One of the biggest benefits of living in a tiny house is you have less space, so you’ll choose wisely what you put in it. You'll quickly learn that you don’t need everything you buy to fill up that 2,000 square foot home. You'll find yourself being happier without all that stuff, it's liberating to want less, and to have less, you'll have more money and time to do what matters most to you.
A tiny house is easier to customize. When you live in a 2,000 square foot home with vaulted ceilings, a living room, rec room, and three/four bedrooms it can be expensive to furnish, and even more to decorate.
A tiny house can help build relationships. This is not to say that families who live in a larger house are not close, but in a small space you may find yourself coming closer together. When you live in a small space together, you learn to work around each other and diffuse problems quickly before they happen. It’s really hard to avoid people in a smaller home. It forces you to learn to work around your differences and mediate problems as they arise. Transitioning to a smaller house may be difficult at first, but for many is one of the best decisions they've ever made.