We are a “Tiny House Couple.” What does that mean? Well, we’ve been living in a 125 square foot tiny house for the past year and a half, and we haven’t killed each other… yet.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we interviewed each other with our most frequently asked “relationship” questions.
We get A LOT of questions from our followers about living in a tiny house as a couple. So, in honor of Valentine’s day, we decided to answer those questions! We interviewed each other and filmed it for your viewing pleasure.
A few questions we asked each other in the interview:
- What do you do when you fight?
- What is the BEST part about living in a tiny house with someone else?
- What is the WORST part about living in a tiny house with someone else?
- How has living tiny changed your relationship?
- What is the ideal Valentine’s day gift for a tiny houser?
What is it really like, being a tiny house couple?
We consider our relationship to be normal and, at times, a bit goofy. Sure, we live in a tiny house, but we don’t believe a house will make or break a strong relationship. If you really love and cherish your partner, it shouldn’t matter if you live in a shoebox or a mansion.
Love & the space between
Consider the space you put between yourself and the people you care about. There are couples that live completely separate lives, inside the same house. Do you really need two TV rooms, two offices, and his & her bathrooms? What happens when your daily routines drift apart? Togetherness is not always easy, but it’s important. Strengthen your bond by sacrificing “the space between.”
Tips for living in a tiny house with your significant other
- Respect each other. This is important in all relationships, but especially in a tiny house.
- Know your limits (and your partner’s). Some people require more privacy than others. Know your limits and give your partner the space they need. Recognize what causes stress in your partner and be honest about your own irritations. You can gift each other space, even in a tiny house. Run an errand and let your partner have the house to themselves for a few hours. It can make all the difference.
- Say thank you. It’s always important to show appreciation.
- Split the chores. Just like in any home, assign yourself specific chores and divide the tasks equally.
- Learn to laugh. In a tiny house, sometimes you need to laugh at your problems. When you take a step back and recognize the benefits you are getting from the lifestyle, those problems will melt away. Look up #tinyhouseproblems for a good chuckle.
Try out a tiny house for the weekend
If you are considering being a “tiny house couple,” try renting a tiny house for the weekend. Of course, you can also spend time outside. Consider your tiny house weekend as an experiment for your future lifestyle. After the weekend is over, ask yourself: did the experiment bring you closer together or farther apart?
Humans are extremely adaptable creatures. Once you commit yourself fully to living a tiny house, the transition will be easier than you expected.