Why I Wanted to Go Tiny- Common Questions Answered

A question I continue to get asked is- “Why a tiny house?”

This question is usually followed with- “Why not just get a camper?”

Which in turn is followed by this- “I mean wouldn’t it be cheaper?”

Those are great questions actually, and I enjoy being able to answer them and afterwards they understand why I wanted a tiny house. Today I’m going to break those questions down for you.

The answer to the first question is this- I wanted my own space.¬†Plain and simple. I wanted my own space for me and that’s about it actually. It was actually thanks to my Mum that I started looking into tiny houses.

You see, my Mum and Dad are the best parents ever. They understood that as I was getting older that I wanted my own space for my own things and for it to just be me. They were perfectly fine with that! However, they did not want me to rent an apartment. My parents wanted me to work towards something that would be mine, and not me giving money to someone else every single month.

This is what made the tiny house the perfect solution! The building I have is on a rent to own plan. So yes I am making monthly payments on it, but in a few years it’ll be paid off and all mine.

With a tiny home I get the space I want and it’ll eventually be completely paid for. I think that’s great and a pretty good answer to the first question.

Well not everyone thinks so. This is when I go to the ‘Plan B Answer.’

“Well I’m a tiny person so it’s not like I need a lot of space.”

This is my answer to the second question- I lived in a camper for a few months and learned a lot. The main thing I learned was that I didn’t really want to get a camper for a tiny home. Now I have nothing against campers at all, but for me and for the vision I wanted and the things I like, a camper just wouldn’t work out for me.

You can make a tiny house out of a camper, I know of a couple that does! I think it just depends on the person and what they would like.

Now we come to the third question. Wouldn’t a camper be cheaper?

Well I mean I guess it could be, but that would be if I got a camper and left it as is. Knowing me there would have been a lot of alterations I would’ve wanted done before I felt the camper would be ready. This would’ve started adding up to the price of the camper.

Both the tiny house and a camper are investments. For me I wanted more of a cottage look so the tiny house was the right fit for me. I’m still so happy with my choice too, even when I would look at showers and want to croak at some of their price tags, ha ha. Side note- I *finally* picked out my shower!

Every person who goes tiny has their own opinions and reasons why they decided to go tiny with what they chose. To me that’s what is so great about going tiny- the options are endless!

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Cottage Update- Lighting

“So what are you going to do for lighting?”

That’s a question that usually comes up when I’m describing what I plan on doing with The Cottage. When this was all just dreaming and planning I really didn’t have any idea whatsoever on the lighting I wanted. I would usually respond with an “I’m looking around still” or a “I haven’t really thought of that yet.”

Now I actually have plans for lighting and it’s all thanks to my Mum and her wonderful ideas.

My Mum was at a local resale shop and came across this flush-mount light.

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My Mum found some antique glass shades from my grandparents old house. All I need to do is purchase some bases for them!

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This is my favorite out of the three shades. I’m thinking this one might go in the kitchen near the sink.

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I think this shade would be best for the bathroom.

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This one is most likely going to go near the couch in the living room.

Now to find one or two small light fixtures and I can check lighting off the list!

It’s Time to be Honest

I need to tell you guys something. Now to some of you this may not be that big of a deal, but to me it’s become a huge deal.

This past year I’ve drifted away from God and my relationship with Him.

I grew up in a godly and Christian home, so why did this happen?

Because I started doing the things that Chloe’ wanted to do, and not what I knew that God wanted me to do.

I wanted it my way and my way only and it was great at first. Then one day I woke up and it wasn’t so great like I thought it would be.

In fact it was awful and I was miserable. Yet I still continued to do my own thing.

It was stupid, I was acting stupid for not stopping what I was doing, but for some reason I didn’t want to stop it.

Then one day I woke up freaking out. I mean full on freak out. My stomach hurt, I was crying, I didn’t want to go back to sleep because of how scared I was.

I knew something had to change- I knew I needed to change.

So I did.

I cried, I prayed, I cried some more. I asked for forgiveness, for help, for guidance, for a new start.

That wasn’t enough though, I knew I needed to do more if I was going to actually change.

So I went to YouTube and I un-subscribed to every channel and person that wasn’t going to help me in my new walk with Christ.

After that it was time to go to Pandora and delete every channel that wasn’t going to help me in my walk with Christ. Now the Celtic Woman channel, and all piano and violin ones stayed.

Same with the music I bought for my phone.

Honestly, after that I felt like I was actually turning a new leaf as people say.

Now you may be wondering why this was such a big deal to me. Like I previously said, I grew up in a Christian home my whole life. My Mum has always told my sister and I a verse from James chapter 4 verse 17- “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”

This means when you know what is good and what is wrong, yet choose to ignore the good you’re sinning, I was sinning, and let me tell you that didn’t feel good at all.

Having that be brought to my mind everyday made me so sick and it got to the point where I asked myself why was I still doing what I knew was wrong. Why was I being so dumb and so stubborn?

I don’t have an answer other than I wanted to. Plain and simple.

It got to the point where I was sick and tired, and I was ashamed of myself.

What Chloe’ wants to do is going to the back burner.

What God wants Chloe’ to do is going on the front burner, and it is going to stay that way.

I’ve started reading my Bible more, I’ve started praying more, and I’ve started to make my relationship with Christ first more.

The reason I wanted to share this with everyone is because I believe that we need to let people know when we messed up. I still struggle with my pride and would normally hate to post something so personal with everyone. That is something I’m having to daily battle.

What I am so thankful for is that God wipes our slate clean when we come to Him, and that He will help us overcome the things we struggle with.

I know this has been kind of rant-y and all, but I wanted to share what’s been on my mind for a while.

In closing I want to share a verse that is my memory verse for the week with my Bible study I am currently doing.

“For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9