What preppers can learn from building a tiny house

Tiny House built on foundation

An example of a Tiny House built on a foundation.

Tiny is an hour long movie on Netflix that chronicles one guys mission to build a tiny house on wheels to keep on land he purchased that is isolated in Colorado. The movie starts with Christopher buying a tandem axle trailer and the supplies needed to start building a tiny house on wheels. Christopher admits he has no blueprints and no building experience when starting his tiny house.

Some of the obstacles Christopher ran into was:

  • Current building codes
  • Lack of funds
  • No construction experience

Why would you want to live tiny?

Living tiny clearly isn’t for everyone but a quick pros and cons list will surely help you decide what the best option is for you.

Pros for tiny living:

  • Lower heating cost
  • Less cleaning
  • Mobile
  • Low cost & No mortgage

Cons for tiny living:

  • Lack of privacy
  • Less storage
  • Extreme lifestyle change

So what can preppers learn from living tiny?

When prepping you must completely rethink what we have been taught by out culture of “more, more, more” and must be able to survive on the bare minimum. By living tiny, even part time, will allow preppers to have less of a culture shock or lifestyle change when they are called upon to bug out.

Living tiny would make you and your family more prepared to bug-out since your shelter is already mobile, assuming you build on a trailer like Christopher did. This would be a huge advantage over people who have to relocate and setup their living space once they arrive.

Christopher learned a huge lesson when he expected to complete his house in two months. However his experience showed that things take longer than expected, so learn from Christopher and realize that there is no time like to the present to start prepping now.

Preppers come in all shapes and sizes and some just want to be ready for natural disasters while others are prepping for the end of times. No matter what you’re prepping for start today so you are one step closer to your goal.

If you have a Netflix account check out the Tiny documentary, if you get nothing else from the documentary you will see some neat Tiny houses.

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