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Here's what living in a tiny house is really like, according to people who traded their homes for minimalism

Business Insider Logo By Hillary Hoffower of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 42: Tiny houses are on trend right now, but while the minimalist lifestyle has benefits, it brings some challenges. Tiny houses can help people live debt free and they're more environmentally friendly. Living in such tight quarters can create unique, unexpected problems that can seem magnified in a tight space, like easier wear and tear and quick messes. Here's what life is really like living in a tiny house, from the good to the bad. Tiny houses are painted as a minimalist utopia - and while many tiny home dwellers love the lifestyle that brings, it doesn't come without a few challenges. Tiny houses have their perks - they're both environmentally and budget friendly. But living in such tight quarters can create unique, unexpected problems, like difficult zoning laws, easier wear and tear, taking care of compost toilets, and quick messes, to name a few. Tiny houses may have their appeal, but not they're not the right fit for everyone. There are a few things to consider before plunging into a such a small space. So what does the reality look like versus the perception? Here's what life is really like living in a tiny home - the good and the bad.

Tiny houses are painted as a minimalist utopia -- and while many tiny home dwellers love the lifestyle that brings, it doesn't come without a few challenges.

Tiny houses have their perks -- they're both environmentally and budget friendly. But living in such tight quarters can create unique, unexpected problems, like difficult zoning laws, easier wear and tear, taking care of compost toilets and quick messes, to name a few.

Tiny houses may have their appeal, but not they're not the right fit for everyone. There are a few things to consider before plunging into a such a small space.

So what does the reality look like versus the perception? Click ahead to see what life is really like living in a tiny home -- the good and the bad.

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