Prospective tiny home buyers in Portland have options as to how to build, or who can build their tiny home. The first step for most of us is identifying the right tiny home floor plan that will best fit our needs. Since there are so many variations and options available, doing a little homework and research can go a long way.
When sizing your new tiny home, there are a few important details that need to be determined before you make a decision. First, how many people will be living in the home full time, and how much stuff will they want to store in the home. This is important because it will determine if you need to add additional sleeping and storage space, which will inherently influence the size of the tiny home that you build
Second, do you need full size or will you be ok using smaller, RV sized appliances. If you decide with the later, you will have more room for other things including storage.
Third, will you have guests and will you need a seating area for these guests. This is a critical question because you will need to have sufficient room whether it be chairs or couches in your tiny home. If you are likely to have guests, or a need for more sitting room, your floor plan will need to be adjusted and lengthened in order to accommodate this need.
Fourth, does the Portland OR area offer the environment, property and amenities that you need. Will you need to drive too far for work each day? Too much traffic? Will you have enough privacy? Will you be close enough to a grocery store or gas station? There are many factors that make the best location for a new tiny home, make sure you think of the location and how it will influence your new tiny home lifestyle.
The variables as to what your floorplan will look like and what size of a home you build or buy should be a main focus at the beginning of your research. Make sure you picture using the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and how much stuff you will have in your home. Consider purchasing floorplans or books on building and living in a tiny home. This will help open your mind so that when it comes down to making a decision, you will be well informed. Good luck!