Tiny houses are at the forefront of the minimalistic movement and are becoming more popular than ever as more and more people become conscious of their ecological footprint. They are especially popular among millennials and retirees who want financial freedom and mobility.
Moving into a tiny home requires a lot of sacrifices but if you are up for the challenge, it has its benefits including, more financial flexibility, lower house maintenance, no mortgages, lower taxes, and the most cherished of all, it forces you to spend more time outside and with family.
The outside of your tiny home may be even more important than inside because this is where you will be spending a lot of your time. Think of it as an extension of your living room.
Here are five tiny house landscaping ideas for tiny house living:
Tiny living is about utilizing space and window boxes are a great way to add decoration to your tiny home or serve as a small garden without taking up any floor space. These can be permanent features or portable so you can bring your vegetables with you to your next adventure.
Mobility is one of the main reasons people get into tiny homes. The ability to just pick up and go whenever the moment strikes you is very appealing. You may not be able to plant a traditional garden but there are other ways to enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Flower pots allow you to grow pretty much whatever you want and it’s a lot less work than growing a traditional garden. There are fewer weeds, less bending over, and depending on how high the pot is it can prevent pests like rabbits from chewing on your plants.
When it’s time to move on, just move the pots indoors and then bring them back out again after you relocate.
If the outdoors is supposed to be an extension of our living room then a fire pit is the entertainment center. Permanent tiny homes can look more homey and attractive with a nicely designed fire pit but there are also portable options as well.
A tiny home may be too small to host a bunch of neighbors or friends so a fire pit is a necessity for any person living a minimalistic lifestyle.
If your tiny home is permanent then you probably have some land too. Tiny home living is about embracing mother nature and what better way to enjoy her fruits than by planting a garden.
But starting a new garden is a lot of work. Cutting sod, removing rocks, adding fertilizer. It’s backbreaking work. Here’s a solution: Lasagna garden. Lasagna gardens are an eco-friendly way to create your own garden without any backbreaking labor.
Lasagna gardens are best made in the fall for use in the spring. Start by laying down leaves, grass clippings, and cardboard in alternating layers like a lasagna. You can continue to add to it throughout the season. Over the winter the organic matter will break down and by the time spring arrives, you will have a garden ready for planting.
Vertical gardens can be permanent or portable depending on how you build them but either way they are space savers. Designs popular among tiny home dwellers are ones that can hang on the outside of your home and can be brought in when you decide to move to a new location. If you have a permanent tiny home there are a variety of vertical options from re-purposing old furniture to stacking crates in a creative way.
Living in a tiny house requires less maintenance inside but more maintenance outside. Since this is going to be the focus and center of your tiny home and most of your time will be spent here, it stands to reason that you want it looking your best. Hey, with all that you save living minimalistic you can afford to have the work done for you.At Environmental Turf Management we don’t care what kind of home you live in. Our goal is to make your yard the best it can be. Call and make an appointment today (770) 466-0234 or leave a message so you can be on your way to a beautiful yard.