Is a Tiny Vacation Home Right for Your Family?


Do you have big vacation dreams and goals for your family? I am an avid traveler, and if I don't have a trip or vacation to look forward to, I tend to become a bit depressed. What am I working toward? My husband and I have big plans to one day travel the world, but big time travel can be costly and tricky when you have little ones. We turn to family vacations within the US, instead, so the whole family can travel and enjoy time together.


Through the years, we've traveled to some amazing destinations, and have stayed in many fabulous rental homes. As you might have guessed, the cost of renting vacation homes in the US can add up quickly! By the time we've gone on vacation between 30 -50 times (depending on location), we probably could have paid for a tiny house.

What does a tiny house have to do with a vacation? Well, think about it- you could purchase a piece of land (and it doesn't have to be a large piece of land) in a popular vacation spot. Instead of building a luxury home, you could instead place a tiny home on the property. In many cases, tiny homes can easily be moved, or can even be placed on a foundation and remain stationary. The beauty of a tiny home is that you can essentially set it up with all of the amenities of home or a vacation home, decorate it the way you want to, without having to worry about crazy high building prices, permits, and delays. After purchasing your land and placing your tiny home, you can have a vacation spot ready to use in little to no time!

So, how much does a tiny home cost? You might be surprised to find that a tiny home can cost as little as $65,000! You can furnish the home however you like, and set up the outside of the home to reflect your family's personality. One idea would be to set up a family compound for vacationing together! You can buy a large piece of land and place more than one tiny home on the property. Each family unit can have their own tiny home, and you can have an outdoor kitchen with a grilling area, fire pit, and perhaps even a swimming pool. This might be an investment that several family members make and go in on together, but it might be a worthwhile idea to explore if you have a large family who loves vacationing together. It sure would cut down on travel expenses if there was a central vacation spot that everyone could use and enjoy.

It'll be up to you to determine whether buying land and adding a tiny home to the lot is a better choice than buying land and building a home for $800,000.00 or more in a popular vacation spot. If you're looking for a way to own a vacation home and save money, while still being able to enjoy all that your favorite vacation spot has to offer, this just might be the best option for you! And don't forget- tiny homes are trendy, and folks love to rent them out for vacations, too! You can always set up an account with VRBO or Airbnb to rent out your tiny home when you're not using it. This might help you pay off the cost of the land, and the tiny house itself.

Are you ready to make the leap and buy a tiny vacation home for your family? Adventure is calling!


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