Episode-2139- Ryan Mitchell on Tiny Houses as a Step to Debt Free Living
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A published author, full time blogger, and entrepreneur; Ryan Mitchell has been building exciting things all his life. His entrepreneurial ventures have been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Associated Press, and many other outlets.
In 2009 he started TheTinyLife.com where he documented his journey to tiny house living and a debt free life. He published the number one selling tiny house book to date and has been living in his tiny house full time for over 4 years.
In 2015 he continued his entrepreneurial endeavors and founded Advent Coworking, where he built a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in a coworking setting. After being named the number one coworking space in Charlotte, NC three times in a row, he sold the venture to pursue new endeavors.
Ryan joins us today to discuss Tiny Houses as a step in an integrated plan to attain a debt free lifestyle along with self-employment as an entrepreneur.
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“Tiny House” It’s a trailer! Depreciating asset (aggressively) Water? Septic? Power? Parked on whose property? You’re better off with a camper or rv. Fills air time on HGTV but practicality…nope
I was kind of surprised that the tiny house discussion never mentioned vans. I am building out a Sprinter to use as both a daily driver, a touring vehicle and a BOV, but there are lots of people who are turning to them as tiny homes. Mine is only 127 sq.ft., should be cheaper to build than a tiny house and if done correctly could actually sell for much more than I put into it. Assuming my labor is free. 🙂 The result is a vehicle you can actually tour with, as mine gets 24mpg, is even easier to dodge around laws as long as you make the outside non-descript. Heck even converting a school bus seems like a better deal than a tiny house.
Well why would it? A van is a vehicle, if converted it is sort of an RV lite, it is not a tiny house. It is a cool option, it is a hell of a lot smarter for a traveler than a monstrosity on wheels, but this was about houses not vehicles.
Never thought of myself as a Tiny Houser.
Wife, 4 kids, and I in a single wide mobile home on land that we bought with cash. Minimal debt. Loving life. Using what we would have paid in rent to fund side ventures. 🙂
Where is my Tiny House membership card!!! LOL
@ Richard Hauser
I lived in a converted school bus for a year and a half. Downside to a bus is most have ceilings that aren’t tall enough. Hitting my head on the roof AC got OLD. LOL
Also insurance for a school bus isn’t too bad if you can get the title converted over to an RV. Otherwise bus insurance is high and most states have tighter license restrictions.
The nice thing was bigger appliances and sink than an RV, though they weren’t full size either. Apartment size I guess.