What are some of the reasons that people shy away from Tiny Houses? What are the potential issues with getting a decent share of the population living in Tiny Homes?
Below we will explore the potential issues and problems and then in a future post; we will address some of them.
Tiny House Concerns:
- It is a niche market; it has not yet really had any mainstream uptake.
- It doesn't have formal backing for mortgages etc. as its still considered to be non-regular housing.
- Many people do not understand the concept.
- It doesn't have a track record and significant media following in the UK as it does in North America and parts of Europe.
- People believe they have too much stuff to live in a little space.
- There are several restrictions on building small.
- It is not an easy sell for those who want space.
- It is not that family orientated. Designed around one or two occupants.
- Most people view Tiny Homes as a short-term home, not a lifelong home.
- Most people are used to living in larger properties. (Average size in England and Wales is 90sq.m source: ONS)
- Not so pet-friendly due to limited space.
- No established investment market for it.
- Many people seem to attach their self-worth to the size of their homes.
As we can see, there are several stumbling blocks and issues that makes Tiny Houses less straightforward to make a success of in the UK. But most of these can be dealt with in one way or another.
Why do you think the Tiny House idea might struggle to work?