Tiny houses are all the fad now! Due to their ability to provide a cost-efficient, transportable home, many people are opting to buy these miniature houses rather than regular-sized houses. These tiny houses come with everything a regular-sized house comes with—only in a smaller package!
However, tiny houses are in fact different in key ways from regular houses. The major difference lies in hooking up utilities and getting electricity. While the latter can be done with the purchase and inclusion of a generator, making sure you have plumbing and water can be a bit more tricky.
In fact, the ability to move around—which is a major reason that people buy these tiny homes—necessarily carries with it the risk that you may not be able to hook up to a water source. In many cases, the tiny-house owner is not at a campsite that has a public water hookup, but are in a wide variety of other public and private spaces.
So how do you make sure that you have water in your tiny house? There are many ways to work around this plumbing issue to make sure that you have water.
The first suggested tip that is floating around the internet is to not have plumbing at all. No plumbing doesn’t necessarily equate to no water. What it does mean is that you have to carry the water around with you in jugs, bottles, or tanks. For showers, you can install a gravity-fed shower (which is basically just putting the water higher than your head and having it drop) and can be heated for dish washing, showering, and cooking.
Tiny houses also have the ability to have a tiny tank that can be attached and carried along with you. With the addition of a pump, this portable water can be towed around and used for plumbing, showering, and for your sinks.
At the same time, you could always choose not to travel with the tiny house and choose to hook up to a source. This would leave you parked in one location and takes away the ability to travel. While many people choose not to travel with the tiny house—opting instead to leave it parked on a parcel or land or in a driveway of a family member’s house—a lot of people choose to buy a tiny house to move around.
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