Pros and Cons of Tiny Houses - Ckezepis & Bright Law, PLLC

Pros and Cons of Tiny Houses

Our team at Ckezepis & Bright Law, PLLC, has years of experience in real estate law, which means that we are here to help you buy the house of your dreams, whatever that house may look like. For a growing number of our clients, tiny houses are becoming an increasingly appealing option, while many others think that these diminutive dwellings are definitely not the right choice for them. In this article, we’ll go over some of the pros and cons of tiny houses, so you can decide whether they are right for your needs.

Pros and Cons of Tiny Houses

Pros:

  • Less Maintenance – One thing that appeals to many people about tiny houses is that there is less to clean and maintain.
  • Lower Costs – Tiny houses typically also come with lower costs–you won’t have to pay as much for a mortgage (if you even need to get a mortgage) or for utilities and upkeep.
  • Freedom – Another thing that draws people to tiny houses is the idea that they can simply pick their home up and move it whenever they get bored with their current location, giving them much greater flexibility than they’d get with a traditional home.

Cons:

  • Legal Grey Area – One drawback of tiny houses is that the law is not yet consistent in how it classes them. In some areas they are classed as RVs and subject to the same regulations, but that’s not true everywhere, and keeping track of the various rules is more trouble than some people are willing to put up with.
  • Towing Requirements – Another reason why someone might decide against getting a tiny house is that they don’t want to have to buy a huge truck to tow it around.
  • Lack of Space – Tiny houses, by their nature, don’t have a lot of space, and while some people are willing to put up with that lack, others are not.