When my partner Tim and I first started considering our tiny journey, we knew it was now or never. We were young, we didn't have kids, and we wanted to travel and live in different places.
We knew we wanted to move in together, but Tim didn't want to have a monthly rent payment and I was wary of the prospect of buying. The idea of being stuck in one location while we paid off a house for the next 30 years was a little bit less than intriguing. Owning a home was definitely something I wanted to do but not at the cost of my freedom. We had talked about tiny homes before, and Tim always agreed that it was a great investment. At first, though, it seemed like a pipe dream, a fantasy.
But then we took our time and really explored whether this was a lifestyle we could take on. We even went so far as to rent a tiny home for a week to see if it was realistic (highly recommend!). Once we realized that some models had all the same amenities of the homes we had grown accustomed to, just on a smaller scale, we were in. Factor in the freedom to travel and the affordability of the lifestyle, and we thought we had it all figured out.