Our tiny home, 352 square feet is set in a mobile home park. We moved in January of 2016. First order of business, hook up to utilities, sewer, water. Next: skirting and steps, gutters on both sides, deck, landscape. Inside, the choices for flooring and counter tops were dark for our Park Model home. We changed out the kitchen floor to a blue/green tile to lighten it up, then changed out the counter top to white with blue/green tile back-splash and trim, changed out the double well sink for a single well allowing us more counter space. The bathroom, very small, too much dark, changed it out, new sink in the corner to give more floor space, and lightened counter and added more storage shelving. In the kitchen, we opted out of having a full sized oven and range and went with a two burner hot plate and a very nice, efficient convection oven that broils and toasts. We also purchased a small sized refrigerator with a bottom freezer.
Our reasons: We no longer wanted to carry a mortgage, as we are both collecting social security and on a fixed income. We did not want to live in an apartment as you have neighbors above, below and to the side of you. And we have a dog and a cat and we wanted a yard, a small yard for a garden and a place to relax and hang out on warm summer days. Also, Mike likes to build things and he needed a small work shed and room to set up saw horses and plug in power tools.