February 15

Debunking 4 Common Tiny Home Misconceptions

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A tiny home is smaller than a traditional home—there’s no question about that. However, that doesn’t mean a tiny home is a glorified shed with no room for comfort or style. This perception couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are even more common tiny home misconceptions, and you need to debunk them to see the truth about tiny homes. Tiny homes may be off the beaten path, but they are a great solution for homeowners who want something fun, cozy, and sustainable.

They Can’t Be Luxurious

A tiny home isn’t going to have grand ceilings or gigantic movie rooms, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t stylish or cozy living spaces. Tru Form Tiny has proven that luxury and tiny homes aren’t mutually exclusive. Founded by husband-and-wife team Jen Carroll and Malia Schultheis, Tru Form Tiny has made significant strides in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within the realm of tiny home design. Our innovative approach combines meticulous artisanship, thoughtful design, and high-quality materials to create a tiny house that exudes both luxury and functionality.

They’re Always Affordable

While smaller normally means cheaper when it comes to some goods, this doesn’t hold true with small homes. Here at Tru Form Tiny, we use high-quality materials and make sure our homes are durable and can stand the test of time, and that effort translates to a higher dollar value.

Part of the reason our homes at Tru Form Tiny are more expensive is that we care more about being green, sustainable, and design-driven than being cheap. In addition to our quality and customization, tiny homes can be more expensive than you anticipate because the costs of land, permits, and utilities can add up. While tiny homes can offer cost savings in some areas, there are other variables that will challenge the notion that they’re always inexpensive.

They Compromise Comfort and Space

Tiny homes are no different than normal-sized homes when it comes to cramped and uncomfortable living spaces. In fact, Malia Schultheis, our designer and one of the co-founders of Tru Form Tiny, has mastered the maximization of every inch. It’s easier for things to get crowded with the limited square footage, but that doesn’t mean these homes are worse. Instead, you just need to cleverly use every inch of your space, along with the right storage solutions and innovative designs, to make it perfect.

They’re Mobile

Another common misconception is that tiny homes are mobile and that you can take them wherever you want. While some tiny homes have trailers for easy mobility, like our M2 unit, not all tiny homes are easily transportable. Moving a tiny home requires proper equipment, permits, and often professional services, making it more challenging than hitching it to a truck and driving off. When designing your home with us, we can factor in details such as mobility to give you the smoothest ride possible.

Don’t let these common tiny home misconceptions stop you from exploring the possibility of living in a tiny home. With the right planning, design, and construction, tiny homes can provide a comfortable living option for you. If this alternative lifestyle sounds right to you, but you aren’t sure where to start, let Tru Form Tiny help you with our tiny homes for sale. With everyone here at Tru Form Tiny on your side, you can embrace innovation and take a more mindful approach to living.

About the author 

Jen Carroll

Jen is one of the founders and has specialized in tiny home production. At times he breaks away and contributes to the conversations about tiny homes. When not building tiny homes Jen is enjoying his kids trying to keep up with the endless creativity and boundless energy.

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