How to Fast-Track Your Teacup Tiny Home JourneyJan 18, 2023
Oh, hey there!
Is it just us, or do we all seem particularly motivated this New Year to say yes to our best lives?
And why shouldn't we be?
After all, we only get one.
In our recent post, we discussed the fear that can surround wanting to buy a tiny house. But now that we've worked through some of the emotional bits that might be holding you back, it's time to turn your attention to the present.
It's time to fast-track your tiny house dreams.
In this post, we'll talk about things like finding tiny house parking and securing financing for a tiny home. But in order to get to those practical matters, we must begin with vision because here's the truth:
Fast-tracking your tiny home journey requires that your vision be crystal clear.
So why is it that you want to buy a tiny house?
Are you looking for a simpler life with fewer things and more time at home with the kids? Or are you an artist in search of a tiny home studio? Maybe you're thinking ahead to the future and welcome the idea of a tiny home investment property.
We could go on with the ideas (a tiny home is one of the most versatile structures on the planet, after all!) but instead, let's look at what this small living space will bring you.
And if it helps you gain clarity, here are some of the 'whys' we've heard from other Teacup owners over the years.
- Peace. Peace and quiet. Peace in a world of unknowns.
- Freedom. Financial freedom, locational freedom.
- Prosperity. Passive income.
- Proximity to family and caretakers. Support and care from the comfort of home.
- Adventure. Whatever it means to you.
Do you have your tiny house 'why' firmly in your head? Excellent. Then stay with us because we are about to tackle the fun part- tiny home design.
Tiny Home Design
If we haven't officially met, my name is Jen. I'm the owner of Teacup Tiny Homes, and designing tiny home layouts is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.
My biggest goal when designing tiny homes is to build living spaces that foster connection. I want to create layouts that draw families together, make way for artists to find inspiration, and guide vacation rental users toward the relaxation they seek.
At Teacup Tiny Homes, we have a model for everyone, and if you want to fast-track your tiny home journey, you'll want to take a look at our tiny home floor plans to find the one that's right for you.
And once you've chosen a plan from our gallery, it's time to choose your appliances and upgrade options!
Tiny Home Appliances and Upgrade Options
You live closer to your things when you live in a tiny house. And this means you'll notice them ten times more than you would in a traditional home.
It also means that if you like your tiny home appliances and upgrade features, you'll experience the joy tenfold. But if you don't like them, er, then they're really going to drive you crazy!
Fortunately, you don't have to worry about that second scenario happening to you because we've scoured the planet looking for the very best farmhouse sinks, waterless toilets, and tiny house kitchen appliances on the market.
But while there is no wrong choice, you will still have to figure out what works best for you. And since if you plan to fast-track your tiny home journey, you'll also need to get a real estimate of how those choices will affect the cost of your tiny home.
So would you like to play around with some options and gain access to that information? We thought so.
Here's a link to our Build Your Estimate tool!
You have the vision. You know the price. Now, let's tackle tiny home financing.
Tiny Home Financing
Tiny home financing can cause people stress. Even if it leads to a lucrative vacation rental or the luxury tiny home of your dreams, it can be scary to talk about money. That's why we'll keep this section short and bullet-point the steps. Just work your way down.
- Take our financing quiz
- If you don't qualify yet, read our post about getting into a position to borrow
- Apply for financing
- Gather your down payment
Did you know that a tiny home down payment of just 5k will get you in our build queue?
(And that's in Canadian dollars; if you live in the United States, it will be even less!)
Tiny Home Parking
You might be surprised that we left tiny home parking for last. After all, isn't it pretty important that you have a place to put your Teacup?
Well, yes, and of course, we want you to find the perfect tiny house parking spot! But here's why we suggest you wait until you have a spot in the build queue before searching for tiny home parking: once you find it, you'll need to start paying.
We are proud of our turnaround times here at Teacup, but the process from design to delivery will take about 4-6 months. And so unless you want to pay rent at an RV or tiny home community that entire time, it's best to wait to find parking until that process is underway.
So when should you start looking for tiny home parking? When you are three months away from taking possession of your tiny house.
Fine print disclaimer: it's a good idea to do general parking research before you embark on a tiny home journey. You'll want to have an idea of what your options are. Just don't let it stress you out in advance.
Alright, do you want to hear something awesome?
Once you put down the deposit, your dream Teacup tiny home is on its way.
Have you ever jumped off a high dive? Going tiny is like that. It can feel scary, overwhelming, and thrilling, but once you jump, you will be successful. After you have a space in our build queue, your new adventure is already on its way.
So are you ready to make 2023 the year you go tiny?
We certainly hope so because we can't wait to meet you!
If a tiny home has been on your mind for a while, we hope you will use this fresh influx of energy to trust your intuition and say yes to your tiny home dreams.
This fast-track list is a guide, but we also know it's helpful to talk things out with a real human being. So here's a link to book a Discovery Call, so you can do just that.
Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!
PS. Ready to make the jump right now and don't want to wait? Take a look at Amelia.. her completion date is February and she's calling your name!