Living in a tiny house
A tiny house is an architectural solution that aims to minimise the waste of space and avoid the use of furniture and objects that are not strictly necessary. The available space, reduced to the strict minimum, must be organised in such a way as to make the most of every available centimetre. This can be an economically advantageous choice.
Of course, even a small house of a few square metres must be furnished in a functional way and does not allow the accumulation of objects, but tiny houses are real houses, usually prefabricated and often transportable. We are actually talking about houses of about ten square metres, so it is easy to understand that they are not suitable for everyone, but in some cases they can be a winning choice. Here is a glimpse of living in a tiny house!
Emergence of the idea of Living in a tiny house
The idea of living in tiny houses was born for the double reason of reducing expenses and abandoning the superfluous to devote oneself to the essential. The choice to live in a tiny house was felt to be a necessity in cities where the price of housing is very high. Think, for example, of the large, overcrowded metropolises where life is very expensive.
This trend has become more popular than people think. Indeed, while in the past, a large and luxurious home was seen as a goal to be achieved as an expression of personal success, today many people tend to pursue other objectives such as mental and physical well-being. This partly explains the success of trends such as the minimalist style and the habit of decluttering.
Living with the bare necessities
The choice to live in a small space, with the bare necessities, is not only due to economic reasons linked mainly to the market price of construction, because it is true that a few square metres are easier to keep clean and that not being able to accumulate and use electrical appliances saves electricity and reduces the environmental impact of your house, but it is not only about that. Eliminating the superfluous and living only with the bare necessities frees up not only space but also mind and time. It means the time and energy to devote to yourself and your real interests.
The furniture is designed to optimise space in a functional way. Each element has its own function and precise location. It is custom-made furniture that allows you to enjoy the whole space, for example under the beds, under the stairs, under the table. Some furniture can be concealed, and then there can be special brackets for hanging up chairs or the unused table.
In addition, the partitions between the different rooms are equipped with shelves or drawers and the space dedicated to the kitchen contains only the bare necessities. Just like the wardrobe, clothes must be reduced to the bare essentials. The bathroom is certainly designed to be as functional as possible, nothing is missing but everything is small. The table and chairs should be foldable to take up less space and be transported outside when possible. The sleeping area is usually located on the mezzanine, to avoid taking up unnecessary living space. All the essential elements organised in a functional manner, this is the essence of living in a tiny house.