A transportable unit is a great idea if you are looking for a home without the hefty price tag that goes along with Auckland house prices and mortgages. But living in a tiny home is not without challenges especially if there are several of your in the home. But with a little bit of planning and some rules living with a family in a tiny home is not only possible but could even be fun.
Top tips for living with a family in a tiny home
Make personal spaces – personal space is important to try and carve some out for each member of your family. Whether it is just the two of you, or you have children sharing your home – if your transportable unit doesn’t have bedrooms find some areas where people can have quiet times like special chairs or hidey spots.
Think about outdoor space – outdoor space could be important especially if you have young children. As there won’t be as much space inside, look for safe outdoor spaces where children can burn off energy.
Think carefully about storage – when you are furnishing a tiny home think about clever furniture and storage ideas. A desk for each child with drawers or a lift-up lid or storage boxes could provide places for them to keep things. A dining table with drawers could double as storage for plates and cutlery. If you have space you might want to keep a storage box or small shed outside for bulkier items or box up toys and rotate them inside.
Make things fair – if you have more than one child or are living with several family members, make sure everything is fair in your home. If you are clearing things out to make more space, for example, make sure everyone has to get rid of the same number of items.
Set clear family rules – before you move into your transportable unit make sure you have clear rules. This might include a chore rota and times when other family members can’t be disturbed.
Get into a tidying routine – when you live in a small space clutter can quickly accumulate so get into a tidying routine early on. Tidy things away at the end of the day and have a place where on-going projects can be stored.
Unit2Go has a range of great tiny homes for your family
At Unit2Go we supply a range of transportable units in all sizes. Our larger units are perfect for families and even give you separate bedrooms for you and the kids.
These units are three bedrooms or four bedrooms and also have space for a full kitchen and living areas. Ideal for small families they allow each member to have a bedroom which offers a private space and a living area large enough to keep you from tripping over each other.
All units are fully insulated and can be connected to power and water as required. Units are built in our factory and then transported to your site.
Units are available to buy outright or talk to us about our rent to buy scheme which is an affordable path to ownership. If you think living with a family in a tiny home could work for you, contact us today to discuss your options.