Richard Bucker

business idea : seasonal tiny living

Posted at — Jan 11, 2017

I was just watching a video about a couple who decided to give up living in the city to live in a tiny trailer.


I live in a 4 bedroom house, work from home, kids are in elementary school, and a wife who is a teacher. Our mortgage and escrow is about $2300 a month and while I purchased the house before I was married with kids I see the advantages of tiny living.

First of all, even if you’re tiny living on-grid the smaller the place the less stuff you can store and so space is an important trade-off. Depending where you locate your tiny homestead you might have fewer expenses overall. Smaller place less A/C. Let’s say you want to upgrade to granite counter tops well surface are equals cost.

Ten years ago I rented a log cabin in North Carolina for a week. I think I paid about $1100 for the week. The cabin slept 17 people but we were only 6 adults. It was a great week and we had a lot of fun. There wasn’t much storage and we did not have much stuff. There were a couple of closets that were locked and that was probably where the owners stored their stuff.

Wouldn’t is be great to be able to rent a tiny space for a season? Wouldn’t it be great to be a tiny house landlord? I think about where we live and our friends and peers… it couldn’t happen here as there is no available land here; which would mean leaving our community.

That could go either way.