Since Mr. German and I have not been successful at finding a flat in our city, we have been exploring the option of buying land and building a tiny house on the land.
This is actually my dream! I love the tiny house movement and am hippie enough to try it.
I think Germany is a great place to do this since any land we buy would still be fairly connected to the city. Which in my mind means that the land will hold its value.
Sounds great, right?
Except it’s illegal. 😦 I know tiny house living is generally semi-illegal in developed countries, but in Germany it’s illegal-illegal. At least that’s how I understand it. There are some people here pushing the envelope on tiny houses, but as I don’t have permanent residency yet, I don’t feel comfortable being one of those people. Plus there’s a lot of red tape and expense connected to it, and for us, tiny house living was meant to cut down our costs not increase them.
Not all is lost though. We accidentally stumbled upon a different but similar movement in Germany that I’ll write about in another entry. It’s getting late here!