Downsizing means living differently
Most people who move to tiny homes are used to traditional houses with their traditional designs. But with a tiny home, a person has to be creative in their living arrangements including getting used to sleeping in a loft.
If you are building your own tiny home or buying one with a loft there are some key issues to look for or include in your building plans
What you need in a Tiny Home loft
There are some features you have to include when you are building a tiny home with a loft or they should already be present if it is a pre-built model. Here are those features:
Hidden costs of building a tiny home with a loft
Like traditional homes, there are those issues that arise that were not thought of in the planning stages. These things happen and you should prepare a budget and be prepared for those hidden costs that come.
#1. DIY does not always save you money- while you may think you are saving money, you may lose time at your job or spend too much time in construction.
#2. Contractors are not cheap- just because you want to save money does it mean that the contractor will take less for doing the job. Expect to pay higher fees when hiring a professional
#3. Dreams cost money- you may have found a way to get all your ideal items into your home but those dreams cost extra and can be fairly expensive
#4. Hook-up fees- while you are saving money building a tiny home with a loft, your hook-up fees may cost more especially if you bought land in a rural section of the county.
#5. Insurance- these homes are insurable but there are factors that may elevate your premiums.
#6. Mortgage costs- not all tiny homes with a loft will qualify for a home mortgage. This is true when they are built on wheels.
#7. Resale value- you may have to add more features than just a loft for the tiny home to hold its value.
Some final words on Tiny Homes
A tiny home with a loft is a great way to save on space. You get a separate bedroom and a nice view without crowding the downstairs. The key is to watch your costs as they have a way of climbing up on you.