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20 reasons you don't want to live in a tiny house

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: So you want to live in a tiny house? You want to be like those folks on HGTV and live in a little box with fold-down tables, reclaimed wood, and composting toilets? Are you sure? Are you sure you want that and not just a two-bedroom bungalow or apartment or condo? Are you sure you know what goes into buying a tiny home besides, you know, the home? Unsurprisingly, it's a bit more complicated than just buying a small, custom-built cabin or trailer and turning the key. We checked around with experts and found a few obstacles and drawbacks to think twice about before going small.

TINY HOUSE HUNTING

So you want to live in a tiny house? You want to be like those folks on HGTV and live in a little box with fold-down tables, reclaimed wood and composting toilets? Are you sure?

Are you sure you want that and not just a two-bedroom bungalow or apartment or condo? Are you sure you know what goes into buying a tiny home besides, you know, the home?

Unsurprisingly, it's a bit more complicated than just buying a small, custom-built cabin or trailer and turning the key. We checked around with experts and found a few obstacles and drawbacks to think twice about before going small.

Click or swipe through to see why you might choose to reconsider.

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