You’ve probably heard of a tiny home by now. Those small homes on wheels have become increasingly popular over the years, including during the pandemic. So exactly how big are tiny homes? They usually range from between 225 square feet to 600 square feet (with the latter being on the larger size), according to a recent survey by Porch.com.
Benefits of Moving Into a Tiny Home
Are you considering moving into a tiny home, or just downsizing in general? There are so many reasons why transitioning to a smaller space can be really great for your quality of life, including:
- Your mortgage payments or rent payments are reduced.
- There are lower utility fees and maintenance costs.
- You’re more likely to purchase fewer objects since you have limited space for them.
- Those extra food and snack purchases that are so common throughout the week will be reduced since, again, there’s less storage space.
Essentially, your overall spending becomes more intentional when you move into a smaller home.
How Much Do Tiny Homes Cost?
The average tiny home cost in the U.S. is approximately $52,000. It’s important to point out that tiny homes don’t always mean inexpensive. Some tiny homes in the U.S. (such as Hawaii) can cost upwards of $149,000, according to the Porch.com survey. Keep in mind that beyond the cost of purchasing a tiny home, another potential expense to consider is where the home will be parked. If you own land already, great! But if not, you’ll need to add in land rental fees or a land purchase to your total cost.
Once you’ve found a tiny home that’s within your budget, what about furniture and sleeping, and storage? Even a larger tiny home still has very limited space. This makes it important to shop wisely for furniture pieces that are functional.
Can I Put a Murphy Bed in a Tiny Home?
Yes! Murphy beds are known for taking up a limited amount of space while giving you (or guests) both a cozy bed to sleep in at night and more sophisticated design option for your home. The Lori Bed is a modern, well-designed Murphy bed that is minimalistic, fully functional, and sustainable. It can also be assembled in under 60 minutes. Check out our below video to learn how easy it is to make the Lori Bed a part of your new tiny home:
The Lori Bed: The Most Reviewed Murphy Bed in the World
The Lori Bed is the simplest, most functional, and most reviewed Murphy bed available anywhere. It’s made from 100% real cabinet-grade, lightweight Spanish poplar and sourced in collaboration with Garnica, the world’s #1 supplier of sustainable plywood. There’s no laminate, MDF, or particleboard and it’s the only Murphy bed on the market without springs, pistons, and other cumbersome lifting mechanisms.
Transform your guest room into a stylish and functional living space, while saving hundreds of dollars. The Lori Bed is available in multiple sizes, orientations, and colors, and includes detailed assembly instructions.