The Tiny House movement

Will tiny houses become the new housing revolution?

Can't afford buying and hate renting? Tiny houses may be the answer for you

As part of generation rent, I can't get my head round the fact that it may take me years of saving to have the money for a deposit on a nice piece of property which I will call home. Honestly speaking, the idea of then tie myself to a mortgage for 30-35 years doesn't appeal me either. Even worse, knowing that, each month £1,600 of my and my flatmate money go to pay my landlord's mortgage (yes, exactly), makes me want to move in a free of charge cave somewhere in Costa Rica and forget about London forever. 

Lately I have been quite obsessed with finding a way that would fit with the budget of a mid-twenty person (right after university and perhaps at their first job), that could give you the benefit of living rent-free and still not be tied to a place and a mortgage for the next decades. By doing a few searches on the Internet I came across "tiny house movement" , a fenomena that could be the answer to high rental costs and unoffordable housing for the young people. And with raising housing prices and skyrocketing rents, this movement could really help generation rent get on the property ladder sooner than expected. 

It would be wrong to call them "a caravan that looks like a house", and they are not any similar to a modern RV either. A tiny house is something more. They set to empower you with a new life, with better carbon footprint, cheaper living costs and way more freedom that most traditional homes would give you. 

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Each Tiny House is a project in itself and is there to really suit your life: there are plenty of possible designs to choose from and more importantly, anyone can create their own. The house lies on a chassis with wheels, so it can be moved everywhere. Most of it is made in green materials (mostly wood) and contains all you really need to live: a bed, kitchen, shower, toilet and a living area. 

A better option to an outdated studio flat in central London (that, the way, in two years its rent would cost you more than the price you'd pay for a tiny house). Surely a cheaper, greener and smarter way of living for the young and singles of the UK.

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If this will become a real housing revolution in the UK or will remain hippie-enthusiast only lifestyle, only time (and YOU) will tell. Maybe this choice isn't suitable for everybody and perhaps a traditional home will be always be a "real home". 

In the next blog post we will talk more of things you need to know and do to make living in a tiny home a reality in the UK. In the meantime we really recommend everyone to choose the best rental property wisely, ensuring that you get the best value for what you are paying for. Everyone should be in the condition of living in good housing conditions, therefore it is important to know what you are bargaining for. 

We look forward to seeing if the tiny house movement will really help young people in the UK. Until that day we hope that choosing your next 'traditional' home with ratedrents will help you maximise your value for money and save up for your tiny house.


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