Living in a tiny house might not seem ideal, but you’d be surprised to hear about the many health benefits. Tiny houses are becoming a sort of a trend. Since they’re small and don’t require a lot of building, you can build one yourself.
And speaking of building a tiny house, you can imagine the health benefits that come from all the physical activity. But there are far more health benefits than simply physical activity.
In this article, we will talk about that in greater depth. So with all that said, let’s start.
Improves Psychological Health
One of the many benefits that come with a tiny house is more on the psychological side of health. Since nearly every household experiences stress as a result of finances, tiny houses present an opportunity that doesn’t cost a lot of money.
When living in one, you don’t have to worry about paying mortgages or meet any sort of deadlines. Also, since you’ll rarely take out a mortgage to finance a tiny house, adults can afford to live a life without stress.
All of this has a positive effect on your mind. Your mental health is just as important as your physical, and what better way to improve it than to eliminate the risk altogether.
More Physical Activity
When it comes to tiny houses, there are two ways to get one. The more convenient way is to purchase one and tow it in a less crowded neighborhood. Or you can build one.
We touched on this previously but you can imagine the numerous health benefits by simply building your own tiny house. All the physical work will certainly put you in a better spot and let’s not forget about the personal satisfaction at the end of it.
Even if you purchase as opposed to building one, tiny house owners are encouraged to use the outdoor as much as possible. Since there is no point in staying glued to a corner or chair the entire day, you’ll spend the majority of your time in the outdoors.
From doing simple choirs to making outdoor improvements, there is always work to be done. Consider it as some sort of regular exercise. And that’s all made possible due to the small size of these houses.
This trend starts to rival one of America’s biggest rental options, RVs. Trailer parks are full of RVs that people use to live a happy life. The reason why RVs work so well is that it’s a house and a vehicle at the same time.
But the RV community still faces the same problems; toxic poisoning. Making RVs isn’t cheap, and the materials aren’t either. This is why RV makers use plenty of toxic components. These components have stuff like formaldehyde that could leak into the air and cause headaches and respiratory problems.
Tiny houses, on the other hand, aren’t at all expensive to make. If you’re living with your significant other, then you can purchase one for anything between $30,000 and $60,000. You can even find some as low as $10,000.
And due to the relatively small size, manufacturers can afford to use toxic-free materials. And due to the relatively small size, buyers can afford the extra buck in paying for a tiny house build with toxic-free materials.
Even if you go down the DIY route, you are in charge of what goes into your home.
Stronger Family Relationship
This is yet one of those factors that impact our psychological health. Having a strong family relationship can reap all kinds of health benefits. Families can get very disconnected these days.
And that’s really down to the fact that many live in bigger houses, where every child has his own room. With a tiny house, you’re all living together and are encouraged to interact with each other.
Family activities are always a thing and you’ll be strengthening the bond with your family. All of this positively impacts your health, which is mostly due to happiness. Happiness decreases the rate of depression, which can severely harm your health.
Prepare Your Meals Yourself
Since most tiny houses are located in remote places, there is a higher chance you won’ be able to order takeaway. And due to the relatively smaller kitchen size, you’re more likely to prepare simpler but healthier meals.
Going to the market will be a regular thing since you will have less space for more groceries. And that means you can buy fresh veggies, fruit, and meats and prepare fresh meals every single day.
Not only that, but you can have a family member help you out and think of it as a family activity.
The health benefits of eating a healthy diet cannot be overestimated.
Other Benefits Of Living In A Tiny House
Now, let’s touch on some other non-health-related benefits.
- Less Energy Consumption
In a tiny home, you will use only a fraction of kilowatts hours than you would normally by living in a much bigger one. This can have a significant impact on your finances.
By simply replacing electrical appliances with propane-based, you are saving thousands of dollars in the process. Not only that, but smaller homes require less cooling/heating than bigger ones.
- Sustainable Living
A tinier home leaves a much smaller carbon footprint. This is yet another environmental benefit that comes with tiny houses. It is estimated that by living in a tiny house you are reducing the carbon footprint by 45%.
- Produce Less Waste
Both during the building phase and while living in a tiny house, you will produce less waste. Since building such as a house requires fewer materials, you won’t have to worry that much about construction waste.
And if you’re thinking of buying a pre-assembled unit, then all you need to do is only assemble the house and not worry about producing any waste.
The trend of living in a tiny house isn’t only a financial decision. From being closer to your family to leaving behind a smaller carbon footprint, there are dozens of benefits, both ecological and health, of tiny house living.