Worried About Finding Trustworthy Tiny Home Companies? (It’s Time to Trust Yourself.)Mar 22, 2023
Have you wanted to buy a tiny house for a while, but every time you Google "tiny home builders near me," you feel paralyzed? If so, it's no wonder. Being a consumer these days is basically a full-time job! How do you know which companies will build you a good tiny house? Who will be able to deliver your tiny home in a reasonable amount of time? And can you count on your tiny home builder to communicate well throughout the process? Basically, we get it- finding a trustworthy tiny home builder can be overwhelming!
So, yeah, tiny house analysis paralysis is totally warranted.
That's why our team at Teacup has a bold suggestion. Instead of pouring over a bazillion tiny house marketing materials to find the ultimate tiny home builder, we suggest you turn your journey inward. It’s time to focus on what you can control.
After all, a tiny home journey is about learning to trust yourself.
With all the corporate chaos in the world, it can be hard to hear your own voice of reason and let your instincts float to the top. But if you're honest with yourself, isn't that what is inspiring you to buy a tiny home in the first place? To quiet the chaos and enjoy a low-stress life built on your terms?
There is a learning curve to tuning out the white noise, but if you're ready to turn off the marketing machine so you can hear yourself think, here is a prompt to get you started.
What benefits of the tiny home lifestyle are you hoping to enjoy?
As tiny home builders, we could sit here and give you a very long list of reasons why you should buy a tiny house. But guess what? It's not our list that matters.
So if you get quiet, what reasons are on your list?
Do you want to buy a tiny home to own your roof and stop renting? Do you want the freedom to adapt to life as it happens and move anywhere? Are you drowning in "stuff" but have no time and want a tiny house to help you break free of that cycle?
Your reasons will be unique to you, but if you have a good handle on what's driving your tiny home journey, you'll be better equipped to find the right tiny house builder to build your dream tiny home.
And once you have a clear vision of what drives you, it's time to dive into the research!
Define your tiny house research criteria.
This post is about trusting yourself, but you will still need some outside information in order to make decisions. The key here is to be clear on what information is needed, so you can leave the rest behind. This will allow you to stay focused and in control of your tiny home journey.
If you're just starting your research, be sure to adjust your tiny house goggles before you disappear into an internet rabbit hole. It's easy to get caught up with pretty pictures and the number of Instagram followers a builder has, but at the end of the day, those aren't the pieces that matter.
If you want to have a successful tiny home journey, it's best to focus your research on ensuring four things: safety, quality, support, and communication.
Here are a few questions to help determine whether or not a tiny home builder can provide those things:
- Does the builder build certified tiny homes?
- Does the builder offer support before, during, and after the sale of the tiny house?
- Does the builder communicate well?
- Do past clients of the builder love their tiny homes?
These questions will help you get started, but be sure to add your own as well! Being organized and thorough in the research phase ensures that your tiny home journey remains in your hands. Ultimately, you are the one who will be living in your tiny house, so it's essential to stay in charge of your journey along the way. And when the research is done, it's time to weigh your findings.
Who is the best tiny home builder? It's time to listen to your data, your heart, and your gut.
The final step to trusting yourself is to listen to all of yourself.
So what did your tiny home research reveal? Who builds the tiny house designs that call out to your heart? And which tiny home builder makes you feel that pull in your gut of a good decision? We've said it before, but we'll say it again:
You are the hero of your tiny home journey; we are just the guide.
So do your research, ask good questions, and take some time to sit with your instincts. Then it's time to weigh all the information so you can make a decision.
Who is the best tiny home builder for you?
Once you've done your research, read the blogs, talked to a builder's previous clients, and looked at a tiny home gallery or two, it's time to decide who will build your tiny home.
So now, let us state the obvious:
Of course, we hope you let us build you the Teacup Tiny Home of your dreams.
But for us, working with clients needs to be a symbiotic relationship. Life is short, and so we are committed to building tiny homes in a way that reflects the tiny home lifestyle; we want the process to be simple, transparent, and fun for both parties.
Only you can decide if a Teacup is for you, but if you'd like to get to know us better, you can:
- Subscribe to our tiny home blog
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- And/or book a no-pressure Discovery Call to learn more
We know that going tiny is a process, but we hope you'll stay strong and stick with it because the reward is worth every piece of effort along the way. So good luck on your tiny home journey, and if it's meant to be, we hope to meet you soon!
Thanks for reading,