We all enter marriage with the sincere hope and dream of being with your partner “until death do us part”. The sad reality it that for a staggering 50% of us, a marriage split is a very real possibility. One of the most unfortunate repercussions of such a split, is that the shared home is sold and after the mortgage is repaid, the shared money that is left over is not sufficient for both parties to buy a replacement property for them to live in. Usually at least one ex-partner or likely both, will enter the Rental Rat Race. The intension is of course to eventually buy another property at some point, but more often than not, circumstances intervene and before you know it, they are faced with the inevitable prospect of paying rent for the rest of their lives. This is a daunting and scary reality.
Many middle aged to older people with grown children who have flown the coup, are drawn to the idea of owning their own Tiny Home. It is a powerful thing to know that no matter what life might throws at you, you own your own home forever, and that home is actually transportable. This offers incredible security and flexibility. Your fears of renting forever are over, and the only question is where you would like your next parking space to be. Perhaps it is a good friend who lets you park your Tiny Home on their property, either short or long term, or perhaps you find the perfect pocket of land where you are happy to retire to.
Either way, owning your own Tiny Home can provide enormous, much needed security for tens of thousands of older Australians.