7 Tips For Surviving Your Relationship in a Tiny Home

Living 24/7 with a partner in a tiny home can be a challenge; make that tiny home a sailboat and you have added hurdles. Get it right and you’ll have a fulfilling and rewarding experience. In our latest podcast, we answer this question and many others.

In the meantime, here are some tips to make living with your partner in any tiny home as comfortable as possible.

1 Declutter

In a tiny home, space is at a premium, so it’s essential to keep only items that you need or use. This helps create more space by feeling less cluttered.

2 Divide the space

Divide spaces in your tiny home into functional areas (sleeping area, living area, kitchen, workspaces) allocating certain areas for each of you as go-to, private spots. On SY Esper, Jamie has the chart table and Liz has a fold-out table in the converted bathroom. This will helps you both to have your own personal space, even in a small area.

3 Get creative with storage

Use every single locker, drawer and wasted space for storage. We found spaces behind panels which we turned into storage, and we use spare beds for storing useful boxes.

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4 Keep things organized

It’s essential to keep things organized in a tiny home, so things don’t get cluttered and disorganized quickly. Ensure you clear up every time you pull something out to use it, like tools. Develop a system for keeping things tidy, such as doing a quick clean up at the end of each day.

5 Communicate

Communication is key when living in a tiny home with your partner. Talk openly about your needs, boundaries, and preferences to avoid conflicts and ensure that you both feel comfortable in your living space. Allow each other to vent, and don’t let niggles fester.

6 Get off the boat

Make sure to spend time outside your tiny home regularly. Explore your surroundings, take a walk on a beach, go for a kayak, visit the village on shore. This always revives you both, and allows you to appreciate your home again. A change of scenery is always a good thing.

7 Be flexible

Living in a tiny home requires flexibility and compromise. Be willing to try new things and adjust your routines to make living in a tiny home work for you and your partner.

Overall, living in a tiny home with your partner requires creativity, organization, and open communication. With these tips and a positive attitude, you can make the most of your tiny home living experience.

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