Big Regret in Tiny Houses
I have always had a little concern for people that would want to live in less than a 1000 square feet, but a recent survey discovered that many owners of tiny houses are unhappy with their purchase. I have always thought that tiny houses are purchased out of necessity and the attitude of “why buy big?” was a crock to make the owner feel better, but now there is proof! I am all about multiple uses and repurposing things, but having an ironing board/bench/dining table/toilet/grill/dog bed never appealed to me.
Tiny houses are only slightly better investments than renting an apartment. When you buy a tiny house, you are either buying a camper or a truly mobile home with a VIN # and a title. As with cars and mobile homes, it will depreciate much the same. I have been buying and selling things for long time and I am a big fan of my investments increasing in value.
There are a ton of good ways to buy an investment that will actually appreciate in value. Tiny houses can be incredibly expensive and you are basically buying a high priced super heavy camper with more pallet wood. If you are looking to save money up for a down payment on a house, then just buy a camper or rent a lower cost apartment. You will be able to use the money to put down on an actual investment that you can sell for potentially tens of thousands of dollars in profit. And you will be able to have guests over without sitting on your dining table/bed/sink/TV stand.