It’s a trend that’s sweeping home improvement channels: tiny homes. Like, really tiny homes. And while the cute and often-mobile houses may sound practical — it is, after all, a home with running water and plumbing, appliances, and everything you’d need in a place to live — the truth is, for investment purposes, it’s wildly impractical. “High-end travel trailers have been around for decades — and that’s what tiny homes really are,” says Keith Thompson, a real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty in Charlotte, NC. “We don’t see a significant portion of the population living permanently in them.”
Translation? The trend probably won’t last long. It also means your return on investment is next to none. Here are five reasons why buying a tiny home may not be in your best interest.