Live Big, Go Tiny
Living in Los Angeles can be expensive. Large homes require a lot of maintenance. Now it's easier to own or rent a living space. Homeowners can build a separate home on the property, called an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) or JADU (Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit). These secondary, smaller homes are easier to clean, faster to pay off, and can be rented out for extra income.
An ADU can be found in the following forms:
Over Garage Unit
Basement or Attic Conversion
You can modify an existing room to accommodate rentals and multi-generational families, or build a completely separate unit. For a JADU (Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit) a great option would be a tiny house. People who live in a tiny house have closer relationships with their families, less clutter to deal with, and a more intimate connection with nature. They are far more affordable to build and require less land.
Join the Tiny House Movement
NEO Builders can help you develop a second home on your property. They will build a tiny house if you want, or they can convert a room that you already have. People who join the tiny house movement can design their own homes and build them in the fraction of a time that a regular-sized house takes.
This is an excellent setup for relatives that want to live on your property. You could also rent your tiny house out to others for a supplemental income. You could even build two tiny houses, live in one, and rent out the other one. The State of California recently passed laws that allow you to build a tiny house on your property. NEO can create one for you in several locations.
Commitment to the Environment
A lot of people are concerned about their carbon foot print. With the population growing and resources shrinking, it can be important to know that your contribution to the world can consist of positive experiences instead of negative consequences. Your conscience will be clear knowing that you are saving the planet so that your children and children's children can enjoy a high quality of life when they grow up.
To live in a tiny house is to embrace simple living that will be less taxing, both financially and spiritually, for its residents. Many people feel a tremendous sense of calm when they embrace minimalist living. More time for family and hobbies allows for a more meaningful connection to the world around us. You don't have to work as many hours and can pursue your dreams of a new career. Enjoy the freedom you get from living with less and experiencing more.
A tiny house will be:
Faster to Pay Off
Easier to Clean
Less Expensive to Maintain
Can Go Where you Go
Easier to Replace
Moving to a new place can be difficult for families. A tiny house can come with you when you move. A larger home would have to be left behind. They're faster and easier to replace in the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado, or when your house is damaged by a man-made event such as a fire or other accident.
A Simpler Life
In the past, many homes were multi-generational. Building an ADU means that grandparents can live with their children and their children's children while maintaining important personal space. Other families can pool resources to live on the same property and share a life together with their friends. For most of human history, people have lived in small dwellings or communal settings.
Living farther apart and in larger houses may be responsible for the sense of alienation and despair modern Americans often struggle with. If you live in a tiny house, you have more time and intimacy with the people that live in your household and near your property. It gives you the chance to enjoy your life and build a meaningful connection with the world around you.