I’ve been in the Real Estate industry for almost 5 years. And of course, I’ve seen a lot of homes from small ones to big ones. Obviously, it’s hard not to be amazed with the mansion – like properties. Most of the time, I would imagine myself owning one of the model houses, with my kids trying to destroy all the furniture (haha). But seriously, each time I would take my client to one of those big houses, I would tour them as if it was my own home.
But this post isn’t about the majestic homes I’ve been to. As much as I love to own one, I’m really into small spaces. In fact, one of my late – night addictions is to browse different websites about designing small spaces. Some people don’t like the idea of living ‘tiny’, but I have my own reasons which I’m going to share with you.
Easy to Clean
You know how moms tend to become ‘OCs’, right? Well, I’m not one of them. Truth be told, I’m quite messy. But as much as possible, I don’t want to hire a helper. Maybe because I value my privacy? (This is quite ironic because here I am posting some of my daily shenanigans and thoughts – haha)
No Room for Hoarding
If you live in a small space, you will try your best to get only the essentials. There will be no rooms for ‘dust – collector’ items. And because you don’t want to clutter your small space, you stay away from impulsively buying ‘not-so-important’ things. That means more savings.
Closer Bond with your Family
I used to have a classmate who lives in a huge house and the fastest way her mom could reach out to her is by intercom. That looks cool and all, but a little bit weird if you ask me. I am still a fan of the idea of knocking at my kids’ doors, telling (sometimes yelling) to go out of their rooms for some ‘healthy’ snacks.
You Enjoy the Outdoors More
If you live in a small space, you try to maximize the outdoors. You can go to the park, or you can stay on your garden. It’s actually a nice way if you want a quick ‘breather’.
Cheaper to Maintain
With all the repairs, real estate taxes and bills in between, I don’t think I have to explain this further. 🙂
Fortunately, living ‘tiny’ is becoming a trend in the Philippines. In fact, one of the projects that I am marketing enables average – earners to purchase their own homes, without sacrificing the quality of their humble abodes.
Here are some shots from LUMINA, Lipa Batangas.
Photos are from a good friend of mine, Irene.
There’s also LUMINA in San Pablo City, Laguna and model houses will be ready by the end of the year. I shall keep you posted.
Of course if given a chance to have my own mansion, by all means – I’d welcome that thought. But if small spaces could be this cute, then that’s more than enough for me.