Long before “tiny houses” became the thing, we had our own tiny house, a travel trailer (this is not the trailer we had, we had a pull along). It always amazed me how much we could fit inside that trailer along with our family of 5.
The older I get and the poorer I get (I am 61 years old and living on a very small Social Security Disability check with no savings), the more losing my current home (living with my father who is 85) scares me. “Tiny Houses” are a possibility, but even they can be costly. Much research and savings will have to take place in order to afford one and where to put it or where to buy one.
The size doesn’t bother me. I currently live in one room and borrow the bathroom and kitchen. I wish these had been around while I was still working and could possibly afford one. I do need something that is one floor though. Climbing stairs or ladders is not possibly for me at this point in my life.
If I lived in a warmer climate (NJ gets cold, very cold), I could look for a year round trailer to rent in a camping trailer park. Our travel trailer was great and had plenty of room and even more so if it was just me.
A “tiny house” is on my list of possibilities for a home in the very near future.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
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