I was thinking about a few examples the other day and figured I would share, because why not?
At some point before high school, I decided I really wanted a loft bed. I had this all planned out in a notebook and I probably havent seen that notebook for idk, 8 years so I cant tell you exactly what my model looked like.
But pretty much I figured that if I raised my bed up so it was tall enough to stand under, I could move pretty much everything from around my room under my bed. I didnt really have a plan to do with the rest of my room but I think it had something to do with fostering kittens from the local animal shelter.
I also remember always wishing my room was the master bedroom (silly I know) when I was little so I wouldnt have to leave my room to go to the bathroom. One year I think I also asked for a small fridge although my parents were like "that means bugs" and that sort of made me lose interest in a mini-kitchen in my room
Anyway, I was really interested in my compact room. I planned to have an alcove under my bed and I planned out how tall it would have to be to fit in my room where I could stand under it and sit on my bed as well. In the corner of the room was my desk, and the side in the middle or my room was closed off with my bookshelf and a dresser. Another, shorter bookshelf ran along the bottom so that you had to go into it from the side between the dresser and bookshelf.
It was a good plan, I just never got the bed frame to do it.
Then, when I went into high school, I had a yurt phase during my freshman year.
I decided I wanted a 2 story "mansion yurt" which was a made up term I made for a yurt-inspired house. On my property, I had a 1 acre garden, chickens and a cat.
In something I have saved from back then I stress "not off grid, I repeat not off grid" but say I wanted somewhere "mountainy" where you can see the stars at night, but still make it to the local grocery story without having to drive too far or send kids away during the school year or something.
I wanted a brick yurt which is funny because usually yurts are temporary and brick is usually more reminiscent of a "normal" house. I also wanted my house to be in Southern Virginia, close the Shenandoah National Park. I researched out where the land is most fertile and many many different factors. Now I do not have such a interest in moving to Virginia and cant remember all the reasons why I was ever so interested in the first place.
Now, I am interested in planes which are very expensive. If you do it right, a tiny house costs a fraction of the cost of a larger house which will hopefully get you out of paying for a mortgage.
Even for people who arent interested in planes, it just makes sense that you can only use your money for so much. Many people are upset that college so expensive and I dont know that there are that many people who feel that they have too much money in their travel fund.
So maybe, if I could spend less for housing, I could spend more on planes and/or travel?!?! To me that sounds good.
A Bible passage encouraging Christians not to "store up treasures on earth" also seems to favor tiny houses. Instead of filling up a large house with things I dont need, I could use my money to give it to people who do need it much more than I do. In my current and childhood home, we have many many things that just sit around... at first they were nice but after a while, they are not worth as much or as fascinating. So whats the point of even bringing them home at all?
I think a tiny house helps you manage your funds a little better because you dont have room for as many unnecessary things.
Right now i dont have the money to buy a house or anything but I really think a tiny house would suit me. It doenst really even feel like a choice, it just feels like the tiny house life chose me.
Note: I read one that the hardest part of living in a tiny house for many people is being off grid. That still isnt a goal of mine and I do think that if I would be off grid for some reason, it would be significantly more challenging for me. Maybe thats for another post though and if anyone has any advice, please do share!