The alternative home trend is still in full swing and continues to grow at a rapid pace. However, some of the early adopters of the tiny home movement are ready to return to a more traditional living space. Here’s what to do if you have outgrown your tiny home, container home, or have tired of full-time RV living.

Consider Renting Before You Sell

Since alternative homes are smaller they are often, but not always, less expensive—making them an ideal investment property. Between renting to others who are hopping on the trend in minimal living to renting out your trendy property on Airbnb you have plenty of options. Being a landlord isn’t for everyone so consider hiring a property manager.

Sell It As The Down Payment For Your Next Home

Tiny homes are a niche market which often means that they sell quite quickly. And since your home is mobile you aren’t limited to buyers in your local area. So if you will be upgrading to a condominium or house you can apply your earnings as the down payment for your next home.

Keep It

Consider keeping your tiny home as a guest space, grandma house, or vacation home. Depending on where you move you may be able to bring your portable home with you but even if your yard is large you must be mindful that not all neighborhoods support the tiny home movement so you can’t just put your home anywhere. If you currently live in an RV this won’t be a problem as long as you have a large enough parking space.

You Can Still Remain Minimal Without Living Tiny

Two of the largest challenges with tiny living is the lack of privacy and the genuine need for space for your family and pets. If you tried tiny and it didn’t work or you have outgrown tiny living you can still live a more conscious life in a larger living space. Explore your options in condos, cabins, cottages, smaller 2 and 3 bedroom homes, and co-operative communities.

If you tried tiny living but are ready to settle in and call Loudoun or Fairfax County home reach out to the team at Jerry Sardone Realty today. We understand your desire for mindful living and will help you find a larger home that balances your need for a smaller footprint with the space you need to live comfortably.