Weighing in on personal experience buying land, designing small and tiny houses (on wheels), building them, living in them, and selling them, I'm convinced small is the way to go.
- They're bigger without being big.
- They're energy efficient without being tiny.
- They're not much harder to build than tiny houses.
- They handle extreme weather better.
- They can be properly insured.
- They have longer potential lifespans, meaning they should last generations.
- They're not much more expensive to build than tiny houses.
- They have better resale value than tiny houses.
- They appreciate in value while tiny houses, like cars and RVs, depreciate.
- They're more utilitarian with broader appeal.
- They encourage fidelity to places (as opposed to just passing thru them).
- And they can enjoy the sound of a piano.
Small houses are a better choice in almost every aspect.
I say almost because tiny houses have their places too.
But I'll leave that for another time.
What do you think?