You Don’t Have to Give Up Gardening
One of the many benefits of living in a tiny home is that your home goes with you wherever your life’s journey takes you. But, this mobility can make it a little more difficult for some tiny homeowners to indulge themselves in things like gardening, which traditionally have been known for potentially taking up a lot of space.
Luckily, there are several gardening tips and ideas that tiny homeowners can use to help give their mobile tiny homes a more permanent home-like feel. Here are some ways a tiny home can accommodate a flower or vegetable garden.
Portable Gardens for Tiny Homes
Tiny homeowners tend to be a creative bunch, especially when it comes to decorating their homes inside and out. This creativity definitely comes in handy when you’re planning a garden for a tiny home. The good thing is that a tiny home doesn’t need a lot of land in order to have a beautiful or bountiful garden.
One good way to create a garden is to use portable box containers. This type of rolling planter is easy to build on your own, or you can purchase one pre-made. The key is to ensure that the unit has adequate drainage so the water doesn’t accumulate and drown your plants. As a plus, this type of planter can be rolled anywhere so your plants will always be able to receive premium amounts of sunlight.
Wood barrels and small planters also make for ideal gardening solutions. For instance, planting decorative grasses or small shrubs in these containers will help give your tiny home a pleasant finish. And, because you’re not using exceedingly large containers, these can also be moved around for optimum sun or to give your landscape an entirely different look.
If you don’t have a lot of land, you can always incorporate a hanging growing system on the side of your tiny home. You can do this by using a trellis frame or by using rain gutters. This will give your home an entire wall of colorful or edible delights. When it comes time for you to move, you can simply take these materials down and take them with you.
Hydroponics Pair Well With Tiny Homes
Hydroponics is an innovative growing system that doesn’t use dirt. And, you can find hydroponic growing systems in a variety of sizes, some even compact enough to fit on your countertop, e.g. an herb garden.
Although these systems can be pricey especially the larger you go up in size, they are easy to transport if you ever need to move your home.
Water Access Solutions
The next thing you have to think about with a tiny home garden is how you’re going to water your plants, but this is not as hard as one might think. If the land on which you’re staying has a spigot on the outside of the home, then you can simply run a hose and water your plants.
Or, if you plan on living in a more remote spot, then you can consider using a rainwater collection system. Just keep in mind that your tiny home probably won’t be able to catch enough water for daily use and watering, so you might need to build a separate structure to harvest enough rainwater for all of your daily deeds.
Going tiny doesn’t mean you have to give up your passion for gardening. In fact, you’ll probably find you have more time to enjoy your favorite pastime. With all of the innovative solutions available, you’ll have more than enough ways to keep your green thumb busy.
If you’re looking for top quality design and construction for your Portland area tiny home, get in touch with Straight Line D&R today. We’ll help you get the most from your budget, and deliver exactly the tiny home you want.