She asked if people would be willing to get a 5-10 year mortgage on their tiny homes, so I thought since I tend to answer questions with long explanations, I’d just turn this into a blog post.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to do that. My reason being that I’m already in enough debt and I don’t want to think about the idea of paying a loan for something that I’m building or having built to my specs. As weird as it sounds, I’d feel like it wasn’t mine until that money was paid back.
For me, one of the draws of tiny/small houses is that I would be able to skirt a lot of the stress that comes from the system of “if you need it, use credit”. I mean, sure at the end of it all you actually have something to show for it unlike if you’d done a rental, but the concept still bothers me. Something could go wrong and if you can’t make a payment your house is gone. This isn’t even factoring in the concept of interest.
What do you think the smallest number of kitchen items to be? Say for a couple that bake.
I’d say four deep plates that could double as bowls, four cups/mugs. The number is doubled here in case anything breaks. 1 good knife for general cutting. A good butcher’s knife or bread knife would have multiple uses. 2 spoons-will double for stirring-, 2 forks-will be used in cooking as well-, a spreading knife, a cast iron skillet, tea kettle, and a casserole dish. For the casserole dish, I mean the older ceramic or glass ones because that can double for baking. I have one that was given to me, and it’s been used for everything from cakes, to baking chickens. The cast iron skillet meanwhile can also be used for baking or cooking on the stove; as well as for camping over an open flame if you’re the camping type.