Avid gardeners considering tiny house living might wonder just how they could continue their favorite hobby. Most tiny house leave little space for storage and living, let alone gardening. There are, however ways to get around this issue. Here’s a few ways to garden on a small or large scale while living in a tiny home.
A tiny home doesn’t necessarily mean tiny land.
A tiny house on a reasonable sized plot could net you unlimited gardening space. After all, your home isn’t all that big. That leaves plenty of room for growing your dream garden. You saved a lot of money on your tiny house. You have no mortgage. That frees up funds to purchase an awesome property to put it on.
Window boxes can hold more than you think.
Building window boxes onto your micro home gives you the opportunity to exercise your green thumb. It works even if your tiny house is a mobile house. Grow flowers, short rooted salad veggies or whatever your heart desires. Of course, taller plants with deep roots are out. Or maybe not. Who says flower boxes have to be placed high on your tiny home?
Lower your window boxes for larger plants.
Building deeper flower boxes near the bottom of your tiny house is less limiting. Imagine rolling down the street with a whole crop of tomatoes. With large flower boxes on both sides of your tiny room, you can literally grow anything you want. Of course, you will have to support them well and find a way to cover them when moving.
-You could also try attaching single planters in random patterns to the sides of your micro house.
A tiny porch can easily become a tiny greenhouse.
Just glass in your tiny porch to give you more room for planting your favorite flowers, herbs and veggies. Better yet, buy a tiny greenhouse to mount on the back of your tiny house. Once again, you’ll have to provide adequate support. The extra work is well worth it for avid gardeners or those who simply prefer knowing where their food comes from.
There’s room at the top.
Ever see a rooftop garden? Why not grow one on your tiny house? It’s not completely out of the question. Side ladders could provide access from all angles, since your tiny house isn’t that wide. Plus, you won’t lose space inside your tiny house. With this solution, you’ll still have room for storage compartments on the side of your tiny home.
Portions of this article were originally published by this author on a now closed Yahoo property.