First thing, I'm calling anyone who has experience living in a tiny house or flat. I need a little advice on this so-called new movement, tiny house nation.
But for the time being, I'm a little nervous about moving from an apartment unit in Sydney west suburb with the size of 83 metre square (1 bedroom) to a tiny flat with a 32- square metre size. The flat itself will be built by backspace living in my parent backyard in Newcastle, a city in NSW, Australia.
Now I'm at the beginning of the application process for a secondary building. It will take two or three weeks to get approval from the local council before the backspace living company can start their land survey.
Post-colonial era from the early 19th century, Newcastle started its development from steel manufacturing. So its industrial landscape still dominates the city, with a population of 322,278 in 2016.
However, this city offers a layback lifestyle with hills rolling overlooking the harbour and the two beach nearby, Newcastle beach and Nobys beach. It'll be a significant lifestyle change for me, and I hope I'll be settling just fine.
So I found out the most challenging part of moving into a tiny house with the size of the 32-metre square isn't really sorting out what furniture and other things will fit inside a small space.
I've been eyeing tiny living and minimalist lifestyle for many years. So I follow my prominent minimalist YouTubers and read many books on minimalism. There are also a few TV shows I've watched over the years about living in a tiny house and minimalism.
From the various researches, I conclude that the key to moving and live in a tiny space successfully is a good plan and preparation. Your small space should reflect yourself and your lifestyle — the things that really matter to you. You should ask yourself how you're going to incorporate and accommodate your lifestyle with maximum practicality.
First, I define what kind of living I want in my tiny flat. Do you cook your meal more than you buy it? Do you spend more time outdoor than indoor? Do you love listening to music and watching a movie with a good Sound system? So basically, you need to find out who and what you are, maximise your needs, and adopt your new living in a tiny house.