3 Ways You Can Help the Tiny House on Wheels Movement
Let’s face it. Tiny houses, for most, are pretty freaking cool.
A highly personalized space that allows you to travel more, reach financial stability more quickly, and just have more time to do what you love in general.
For many of us, the dream to live tiny is still a ways away. But there are still plenty of ways you can support the movement in the meantime — I’ll share three of them with you.
Vouch for them
The first and probably most important way to help the tiny house movement is to vouch for them. What I mean by this is making it known that this is something you want. One of the most crucial ways to do this is to reach out to your local representatives and let them know that this is something you would like to see specific zoning for.
One of the greatest challenges facing the tiny house movement is securing places for people to park their homes. Some people are lucky enough to find parking on other people’s property, or in RV parks — but this isn’t always legal.
In some cases, all it takes is the wrong person finding out for them to be evicted, leaving them in uncertain times as they scramble to find a new parking spot.
So, write letters to your local representatives (as zoning laws can be different depending on where you live, even within the same state), show up to any hearing(s) regarding tiny houses to lend a positive voice on the subject, and vote on any subjects related to tiny houses.
Let your friends and family know about them, too! Even if they wouldn’t do it for themselves, if it’s something that makes you happy, chances are they’ll vote alongside you.
Financially support them
Money talks. So, if you want to, you can use yours to help out the tiny house movement!
There are a few ways you can do this without flat-out buying/building a tiny house and officially joining the tiny house community.
Airbnb’s a great place to start. Unfortunately, in today’s world, we can count on one thing when it comes to our government — they’ll do anything to make a buck.
So, if they can see statistics of people choosing tiny houses as their preferred choice when it comes to spending their hard-earned money, they may be inclined to actually get around to creating more pronounced zoning laws for them in more areas, or maybe even federally.
Lucky for you, tiny houses are becoming an increasingly popular choice for those looking to rent out a room for some extra cash. So next time you’re looking for places to stay, check out the tiny houses listed on Airbnb in your desired area!
Word of mouth
Last but certainly not least is spreading the word!
While there are plenty of us that know about tiny houses and can agree that they’re freaking awesome, there are even more people that have never heard of them.
How can they know how awesome something is if they’ve never heard of it? Half of the battle is awareness, so tell everyone you possibly can about tiny houses. You may be known as that crazy tiny house fanatic, but honestly? I wouldn’t mind going through life with that as my title.
So, get out there and spread the word! Who knows, you may find more like-minded people than you thought, and make some new life-long friends. Or maybe you’ll have something new to bond over with your friends and family.
However you choose to support the tiny house movement, I’m just grateful you’re doing what you can. This movement has become a pretty big part of who I am, and I’d just love to continue to watch it flourish.
I owe you one,
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