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What to Consider When Moving Your Family to a Tiny Home


When moving your family to a tiny home, there is a lot to consider. From significant decisions like downsizing furniture and your family’s possessions to financial issues like how to cover the cost and whether it makes sense to have term life insurance or other policies in place, taking stock of the following things can help you transition your family into a tiny home successfully.

Consider the Location

Unlike a larger home, a tiny home naturally occupies a smaller physical footprint. But where your tiny house will be situated is no less important. Think about where your family will be living, whether in a more urban location, a rural one, or a truly off-grid lifestyle. Assess your practical needs, from plumbing essentials and water access to nearby towns, grocery and food options, and services like schooling, healthcare, and other everyday essentials, then choose your location accordingly.

Be Intentional About What You Bring

When preparing to move, being intentional and thoughtful about what you bring—from appliances to favorite toys, clothing, and sentimental mementos—can serve you well in the long run. Before you move, you may want to discuss as a family what’s realistic to bring along collectively and individually and set guidelines so that each person can include what’s most important to them in your new smaller space.

Get Creative with Your Storage

Once you’ve decided what your family will bring, prepare to be innovative with storage.


From custom built-in seats and benches with hidden storage capabilities to moveable totes and containers, there are many options to help your family stay organized and avoid clutter.

Set your Family up for Success

Just as you have been practical with the earlier considerations, making prudent financial decisions can be another building block for tiny home success. Talk with your family about financial needs, including tiny home insurance and life insurance. Such policies can help ease your mind should anything unexpected happen once you’re settled into your new home.

Dig into DIY

Part of the joy of living in a tiny house can be acquiring (or brushing up on) repair skills. By embracing the do-it-yourself (DIY) ethos, you and your family can be prepared for improvements or repairs in your tiny house.


Of course, you can and should call a trained professional if anything big goes wrong, but you and your family may find that you enjoy pitching in and taking on new projects to make your tiny home as beautiful as possible.

Enjoy the Tiny Home Life

Once you transition into your new tiny home, enjoy the pared-back simplicity and the joy of living in an efficient, organized, and well-maintained tiny home.