The 3 Benefits of Renting a Tiny House

From books to TV shows, people can’t seem to get enough of tiny houses and tiny cabins.

Some people are completely avoiding the huge house and the debt that comes with it, while others are content enough to watch shows about people building tiny homes.

But even if the lifestyle doesn’t appeal to you, I think most people are fascinated by the idea.

As a writer, I know I’ve thought about having that stereotypical tiny cabin in the woods where I go for epic walks in the morning, drink too much coffee when I get back, and write all day.

And in the summer of 2016, my curiosity got the best of me.

I decided to rent my first tiny house.

And it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had…

Benefit of Renting a Tiny House, №3: You Learn What You Really Need

When you rent a tiny house, space is limited. You know that going in, but it won’t hit you until you actually get there.

Here’s what I took on my trip:

  • A change of clothes
  • A book
  • A pen
  • A note book
  • My iPad
  • My phone
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Pillows

Outside of the pillows, everything fit in my backpack or my small fitness bag.

I was worried at first I didn’t bring enough. But it turns out I had everything I needed.

Because of this experience, I thought about what I really needed in life and what was just taking up space.

You can make it through life with a lot less then you think you need.

Benefit of Renting a Tiny House, №2: You Could Create a Job for Yourself

There’s a few ways you can turn the experience of staying in a tiny house into a job.

First, you could travel to tiny houses and write about it.

It’s true this will be expensive at first.

But through a blog or a website, you can also earn money through advertising.

And maybe with the understanding that you will leave an honest review of your experience, a tiny house rental service would let you stay there for free.

You could also write books about your tiny house travels.

In fact, I wrote an ebook on writing and talked about how staying at a tiny cabin inspired me.

Here’s a few domain names that are available on GoDaddy as of Feb. 24:


Outside of blogging, you could also sell art decorations for tiny houses as a side hustle. There appears to be a growing niche for this on Etsy.

And an even bigger opportunity appears to be building furniture specifically for tiny houses. I see a lot of articles on tips for furniture in tiny homes, but I don’t see a lot of sites letting customers know they offer it.

You can buy on GoDaddy for $2.99.

Benefit of Renting a Tiny House, №1: Inspiration

If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, new experiences can provide inspiration.

That’s because you’re getting outside your comfort zone. You’re brain is pushing itself to analyze your new surroundings.

This can lead to discoveries about yourself, your work, and what you want to accomplish in life.

If you thought you wanted to live in a tiny cabin in the woods and write all day, maybe you’ll realize it’s not for you. Maybe you need the energy and excitement of a city.

Maybe you do your best work in cafes.

The point is, you will learn something new about yourself no matter what happens.

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Want to check out the ebook I mentioned? Click here.

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