Tiny homes (classified as a home under 200 square feet, often on wheels) have become popular and even trendy living options for millennials who are ready to make minimalism a priority.
And for good reason: Living tiny helps people save money on rent, have the freedom to travel, and prioritize experiences over things.
My husband and I decided to make the transition into a tiny house about a year ago. I am definitely not the stereotypical outdoorsy environmentalist you would envision making this kind of move, and in a lot of ways I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Plenty of unforeseen challenges arose when I made my switch, yet, despite the steep learning curve, I can't imagine ever returning to a "regular" house.
Think you have what it takes to go tiny? After one year of living in two tiny homes of less than 200-square feet, here are a few important qualities I've noticed are essential for this life-changing switch: