Updated: Jun 4, 2020
What are the benefits of going to a minimalist lifestyle?
How hard can it really be?
Here are 6 Genius reasons to consider minimizing your life and some unique homes that are worthy of consideration!
After 8 months of travel and paying apartment rent of about $14,000 for a place I did not use, other than to store a lot of apparently unnecessary and useless items. I arrived at the decision that I could live with a lot less in my life.
As my work travels began to wind down due to Covid19 I started to think about all the things I had not used or needed during this time.
Now I'm not knocking apartment living, I enjoyed the convenience my apartment offered. Extended travel, especially to other countries, can have a way of bringing a new perspective to your life. Eight months away had given me a new sense of freedom from material things, excessive spending on useless items and an overwhelming need to clean the slate.
As I began to consider this transition I started to explore the benefits and here are 6 genius reasons to give serious consideration to going minimalist.
1. More Energy Efficient
Who wants to pay more for electricity? Smaller living spaces are often less costly to heat & cool.
2. Less To Clean & Maintain
With Fewer rooms, you'll spend less time cleaning, have less home maintenance and therefore less expense.
Life is about moments, having to spend less time doing chores gives us more time to experience the great things life has to offer. This can be especially beneficial if you live alone or travel extensively.
3. Comfy, Cozy Security
Small spaces can create warm inviting places when not cluttered or overfilled with material objects. Giving a small home a cozy, more intimate atmosphere and even a more comforting sense of security.
4. Less Expensive
Smaller homes are simply less expensive to live in.
Depending on where you live and the home's design you can open two windows and get wonderful cross breezes that will cool the entire space and bring in fresh air to your home environment.
5. More Unique & Less Costly To Purchase
There are so many options coming available now for small home living.
This is a great way to own a unique place instead of a cookie-cutter home in a mega neighborhood.
You might consider a country setting with an alternative living structure like a tiny home or container home for peace and serenity away from the hustle & bustle of city life.
The possibilities are becoming less limited as banks and lenders are being forced to consider alternative options for homebuyers who are tired of the mundane and the excessive liability a large home brings.
You might even consider a Houseboat, RV living or a second home.
There are some unique & superior built RVs being manufactured now that can stand the test of time without leaking like this solid lightweight steal frame model.
The Unique Small Homes featured here and in the video below are not only available to the general public but are ready for order at prices that may surprise you! (for more info, contact us directly on the home page - Contact Us)
6. The Discouragement of Buying More Useless Clutter!
It seems Americans have become shopaholics of useless items.
This trend may be on the decline as
signs indicate a shift to more necessity driven purchases as home decor stores like Pier 1 announce their closing due to declining sales.
A Few Bonus Points to Consider...
According to the U.S. Census, the average American home in 1950 was 983 square feet increasing to 1,660 square feet in 1973.
In 2010, the average home size jumped up to 2,400 square feet.
In 2019 28% of homes purchased were 1501-2000 square feet
16% were 1001-1500 square feet
25% were 2001-2500 square feet
13% were 2501-3000 square feet
only 9% were 3501 square feet or more
Potential homebuyers and current homeowners may be remembering the considerable advantages of living smaller.
Check Out This Video For More Homes and Reasons To Consider Going Small
Plus The Real Life Process of Going Minimalist in 24 Hours