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We want to live life intentionally, define simple and enjoy what is out our front door. For us it starts with living in a tiny house.

Tiny House Guests

Tiny House Guests

“It’s really just like staying in a HOTEL ROOM.

Well, I guess you have less floor space.” 

Shandra, Tiny House Guest

 

I am so excited to have had visitors to our tiny house. Yes, we even had overnight visitors.

Visitors coming to our tiny house is something I have thought about and Googled. But for one of the first times Google failed me. Without Google to answer my questions or give me any insight I’ve been left contemplating:

  • Where will we all sit to eat our meals?

  • Will people actually sleep in my loft bedroom?

  • Is it uncomfortable to all sleep in the same room?

  • Can you go to the bathroom in a tiny house without all your guests hearing (you know you were thinking it)?

  • Will my guests be awkwardly uncomfortable?

To be honest, the list of hostess questions were endless. To date we’ve had three couples visit us: one for a meal, one for a tour, and one overnight. And...Grandma (Oma) even came and stayed overnight! And here’s what they thought and what I learned about being a tiny hostess.

 

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“The loft wasn’t as bad as I thought. EVEN A GRANDMA CAN CLIMB THE LADDER. Just don’t drink anything before bed.”

 

3 THINGS TINY HOUSE OVERNIGHT VISITORS MUST KNOW:

1. IT’S TINY - I know this is obvious, but it must be in the forefront of your mind when you are a tiny house visitor.

  • Pack a “tiny house suitcase”, an overnight bag, not a full size suitcase.

  • Be ready to be close to each other

    “Driving up to the tiny house I thought, “Oh, that is tiny!” Stepping inside it felt much bigger than it looked on the outside - until I tried to find a place to open my full size suitcase.”

2. NO PRIVACY - I think I have 2 floors and 4 rooms, but visitors remind me my house is two rooms: a bathroom and well, the rest of the house.

  • No sleeping privacy. This means change into pajamas in the bathroom. And ladies, for bedtime, no nightgowns when you have to climb a ladder to the loft:)

  • Going to the bathroom seems to be no problem - it's all in your head that people can hear you.

  • Be ready to be close to each other

 

3. TIME - I find in the tiny house time is measured differently.

  • Everything in a tiny house either is faster or slower than it should be.

  • You have to work around everyone in the tiny house. Planning out timing of certain activities is critical.

  • Be ready to be close to each other - all the TIME:)

 Mom and Dad being our first guest to eat at our bar style table.  

Mom and Dad being our first guest to eat at our bar style table.  

WORDS FROM OUR TINY HOUSE GUESTS:

“The HARDEST part was the BATHROOM. It’s just so tiny! There is nowhere to put your stuff.”

“Could I go tiny? Ha...I think my own house is too big for my current stage of life, but I couldn’t go tiny. It was FUN TO VISIT.”

“Getting ready in the MORNING IS DIFFICULT:  one tiny bathroom, one mirror, one sink. It takes a lot of time.”

"Opa and I would have to have ONE EACH.”

“The loft wasn’t as bad as I thought. EVEN A GRANDMA CAN CLIMB THE LADDER. Just don’t drink anything before bed.”

“I’d have to make my tiny house bigger. I’d have to have the BIGGEST VERSION you can get!”

“Just don't forget to bring your TINY HOUSE SUITCASE.”

“The LOFT was BETTER than I thought. I thought I would get claustrophobic, but I didn’t.”

“Staying in the tiny house showed me how I can LIVE COMFORTABLY, with less and have all my needs met. We don't have to own as much as we do.”

“It’s really just like staying in a HOTEL ROOM. Well, I guess you have less floor space.”

 

I’m learning how to be a tiny house hostess.

And my first overnight guests were family and they were up for a family adventure. Soon we will be hosting our friends. And I am so excited!


Want to be our next guests? :)

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Tiny House Guests/VLOG

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