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Tiny Living, Big Lessons: Living in a Tiny House

How I Came Up With the Idea of Living in a Tiny House


In the spirit of all things tiny, I’ve begun a new series here on Vocal. The series will capture my experience living in a tiny space and my plans for the future. Though this project is in the early stages I just couldn’t wait to share it.

For those of you who don’t know me, I love all things tiny. From confinements to houses, I just can’t seem to get enough of the little things. I mean, that is what life is all about anyway, right? The little things? That's how I like to look at things. I’ve recently decided to build a cabin that I can move to the East Coast. I’m an East Coast girl a heart. There’s just something about it that I love. When I’m there I feel at home.

How I Came Up With the Idea of Living Tiny

I came up with the idea of living tiny when I started writing two years ago. I had just gone through a terrible breakup where I lost my house. I was in so much debt and I couldn’t afford to own my own place. But I wanted so badly to have my own house. And I also wanted to travel.

I’ve spent the last two years writing and traveling. I often stay at places listed on Airbnb or HomeAway. Nonetheless, the time has come for me to get a place of my own and settle down somewhere. Of course, I’ll still be traveling, but it won’t be at someone else’s expense! Great idea right? I think so too! So now the plan (not that things always go as planned) is to build myself a tiny house. 

Why I Started This Series

Originally I wanted to start this tiny house series because I’m a tiny house enthusiast. I wanted to do something different because although there are many tiny house blogs and forums out there-there isn’t one from me yet. And everyone has their own story.

Another reason I wanted to start this series was to help fund my tiny house project. Living tiny is more expensive than one would think. Owning a home is expensive period. But tiny living is a whole other ball game.

I’m currently looking to raise around $5,000 for my tiny house project using a crowdfunding platform called YouCaring. The campaign will help me pay off the shed that I bought, install the electrical and the plumbing, and build a small utility shed. And throughout the whole process, I’m going to be sharing all the ins and outs of my experience.

What This Series Will Be About

Tiny Living, Big Lessons will be a series of articles (possibly Vlogs depending on the reaction I receive from this series) that I’ll be writing throughout my journey living in a tiny house. I’m still not quite sure what kind of content I’ll be posting, whether it be informal or entertaining. Probably entertaining because that’s what I do best. But I’m open to ideas and suggestions from all of my readers. So if you have a suggestion for me or if there is something you would like to know about my journey, feel free to send me a quick message here.


Did you like this article? If so, feel free to send a gift (it helps me write more creative content for you). And be sure to check out some of my other articles here on Vocal. You can also learn more about me by checking out my blog by visiting the link above.

I’m excited to welcome you on this journey with me so I hope you’re excited to come! 

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