Tiny or micro home living is a way of life for many people around the world. It's a way that people are using to live comfortable and financially free or reduced lifestyles. When you think of tiny home or micro home living, you may think about mobile living and travel. The truth is, more and more people are choosing to find a small amount of land and homestead using the tiny home plan. If this is the plan you are considering, you may want to think about the landscaping. Here are a few landscaping ideas for your tiny home and land.
River Rock Gutter Drainage
The fact of the matter is that you need gutter drainage. If you have your gutters just rush water away from the home and through the downspout, you will experience erosion of the ground and possibly pooling water. There is a way you can create drainage that works well for moving water away from the home while also looking well placed for a landscape design. River rocks, gravel, or pea gravel will all work for this landscaping idea. You can create a design with the rocks to create a garden bed, rock bed, or a mixture of both. This is an easy project and, depending on your soil condition, may only need landscaping borders and rocks to create.
Large and Full Plants
Elephant ears, various bushes, banana trees, and similar plants offer a great landscaping opportunity for tiny homes living. Many tiny homes are off the ground and placed on a trailer or foundation of some kind. This leaves a crawl space below the home that, though convenient, is not exactly inviting. You can use the large plants to fill in around these areas and give the impression of a solid foundation behind the plants. Depending on your temperatures throughout the year, you can choose plants or shrubs that can remain part of the landscape year-round. Another benefit to this landscaping option is the ability to still access the crawl space if necessary.
In addition to plants, you should also consider the landscaping that helps you entertain. You can take small areas and turn them into cobblestone style patios. Equip the patios with a built-in firepit and add a few chairs. You now have an eye-catching area to entertain throughout the year as well as grill or simply enjoy the evening.
These are just a few of the ideas you can use for your tiny home landscape. These ideas can also be incorporated into small homes, small front yards, and townhome-style living. If you are ready to work on your landscaping visit your area nursery or contact your local landscaping professionals.