Tiny homes are frequently thought of as an alternative for affordable housing solutions. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the tiny home housing industry has been inundated with inquiries from a new breed of tiny home enthusiast.
With more people fleeing expensive cities for the suburbs and the countryside because of the Coronavirus, some families invest in mobile tiny homes or trailers to live closer to families with older parents as kids are being home schooled, and employees are working remotely reducing stressful travel times.
Some tiny-home developers have reported a multiplying demand for their services in the previous months. The Tiny Home Lifestyle is now looking at a sudden increase in popularity. But why is that? Keep reading to find out.
How has the Covid-19 Pandemic changed the housing industry?
No one’s life after Covid-19 will ever be the same as life before. The planet will not recover from the effects of this Coronavirus pandemic and the climate change effects it was already facing. We urgently need to reconsider our past behavior and get into immediate action to rectify the damages done.
There are multiple projections for the lasting effects of the crisis– financial, social, and environmental. Some of them are more idealistic, while others are not. Yet, nearly every expert agrees that the global population will still discover a solidarity to restart life and thrive, despite the damage of such an unforeseen scale.
Public values will change, and peoples’ inclinations will change, and our homes will, likewise, have to change under the impact of this global health crisis.
More than an escape from the city’s work life and public confusion, the house now offers a defense against viruses and infections. Urbanization will need to take a step back as we find healthier homes in small towns and city suburbs.
High-rise buildings were designed to accommodate as many residents as could be allowed in one spot. Health and cleanliness were not the primary thought. In the midst of this pandemic, it has been essential to decrease contact with everything used in the multi-story structures, including escalators, elevators, lobbies, common areas, and, most importantly, neighbors.
After the constant self-isolation on several floors above the ground, without so much as a backyard or a porch, we will all urgently need to have a house – a proper one. And that tends to be little different than apartments or flats, with a patio and a small yard where you can have coffee at the start of the day.
All through time, the primary purpose of the house has been wellbeing, both emotional and physical. At first, it was needed as a protective cover from bad weather and dangerous animals. Back then, enormous stone strongholds were erected to keep the enemies from getting inside the walls. Today, people simply need a house that can adequately provide social seclusion.
So, are mobile tiny homes the answer?
With unemployment statistics soaring globally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with the housing instalments will prove to be a test for most of the population. The tiny home lifestyle could turn out to be a part of the disaster response against the coronavirus. Many authorities believe the small dwellings could be an affordable alternative. Perhaps the government provides some relief funds for a certain time, but at some point, we know that funding will run out.
The tiny homes could be used to shelter those who now don’t have work, or possibly live on lower incomes and are dependent upon the government for welfare. Thus, they can only bear the cost of a mobile tiny house, but they need privacy, and they need their place. So many people are struggling financially, and mobile tiny homes can help alleviate these struggles. Ask any tiny home resident, and they will say it feels good to know that when something as severe as this happens, they’re financially more stable because they’ve chosen to be a part of the ever-increasing tiny home movement. As a result of this, there have been a considerable number of people who have left cities with high rent to move to the suburbs for a lower cost of living. It’s almost a new trend of inter-generational homes that has been observed, sometimes two or even three generations cohabit on one property now. The interest comes as more people want to avoid urban areas. About 40 percent of residents in urban zones have said that the Coronavirus pandemic has prompted them to think about leaving for less crowded and polluted regions. Many people are saying they are ‘downsizing.’ There’s a significant movement towards minimalism and the tiny home lifestyle, with prefab homes to maximize a small space and make them feel spacious with open floor plans.
Are you wondering if a tiny house is for you? Or perhaps you would like to learn more about the practical advantages of the lifestyle before making your decision. You can learn more about the tiny home movement on our website.