Small House Benefits and Why View One Before Building

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June 7, 2023
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When you are planning to downsize or build your own small home, it is important that you view as many examples as you can at festivals, display villages, and rentals. There is no substitute for feeling the space in-person. How does your body feel moving through the house—natural or awkward? Seeing a range of different display homes will help you get an understanding of the size and style of home that would best suit your needs.

Still on the fence about downsizing into a smaller home? Here is why it's completely worthwhile!

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Reasons Why You’ll Be Happier in a Smaller Home

1. Smaller homes are easier to maintain.

A smaller home means less to clean and less space to organize. This can save you time and energy, which leaves you more relaxed and happier.

2. You spend less time decluttering.

If you're like most people, you don't have enough time in the day as is. So why would you want to spend more time decluttering your house? A smaller home means less space to clutter up. And since you'll be spending less time cleaning, you'll have more time to do the things you love.

3. Smaller homes are less expensive.

If you're looking to build a new home, it's important to consider all your options. One option to consider is building a smaller home. Smaller homes are less expensive to build and maintain than larger homes. They also use less energy and resources, which can be good for the environment.

4. Living small means you go into less debt and less risk.

A smaller home means less living space and therefore, a smaller mortgage. Additionally, building a small home comes with less risk. If something goes wrong during the construction process, it's less costly to fix than if you were building a larger home.

5. Owning a smaller house is mentally freeing.

The study found that people who live in smaller homes feel less burdened and are able to focus on their lives more, rather than on their homes. In addition, these people also reported having more free time and fewer cleaning responsibilities.

6. Smaller homes have a smaller environmental impact.

People are increasingly looking for homes that have a smaller environmental impact. And for good reason – our planet is in trouble. One of the ways people can have a smaller environmental impact is by choosing a smaller home.

7. You free up more time.

Smaller homes mean less time spent on upkeep. You won't have to spend as much time cleaning and maintaining your home. This means you can spend more time on the things you love.

8. Smaller homes encourage family bonding.

One of the best things about living in a small home is that it encourages family bonding. There’s simply not enough room for everyone to spread out and do their own thing. This means that people are more likely to congregate in one area and spend time together.

9. Downsizing your home forces you to remove baggage.

Downsizing your home can also help you save money on your monthly expenses, such as your mortgage or rent. When you downsize your home, you are forced to remove any baggage that you don't need.

10. Smaller homes lessen the temptation to accumulate.

When you have a lot of space, it's easy to accumulate a lot of things. But when your living space is small, you have to be more selective about what you bring into your home. This can be a good thing because it encourages you to get rid of clutter and focus on what's really important. Having a smaller home can help you live a simpler, more organized life.

11. You’re less obligated to decorate.

First, since you have less space to work with, you’ll want to choose furniture and accessories that are both functional and stylish. Second, since small houses tend to be more affordable, you can afford to splurge on a few higher-end items that will really make your space stand out. Finally, remember that less is often more when it comes to decorating small spaces – so don’t be afraid to keep things simple!

12. Smaller homes are in a wider market to sell.

This is a very important point to consider when building a home. A smaller home will be easier to sell if you ever need to move, and it will also be more affordable for more people. If you're looking for a wider market to sell your home, then building a smaller home is the way to go.

Bottom line.

Building a small house is a great way to save money and live mortgage-free. However, it's important to view a small house before building one. This is because there are many different types of small houses, and each one has its own unique features and benefits.

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