“Can We Come Inside?” - Privacy (or lack thereof) In a Tiny House
The other day, my good friend Jenn and I were talking about one of the weirdest things about living in a tiny house, camper, or van - the fact that total strangers think it's just normal to try to look in your windows or ask to come into your living space.
I mean, if you think about it - this is SUPER STRANGE.
Because when you live in a tiny house or camper, even though it might seem novel to other people, you are in YOUR HOME. It's no different than any other home - and yet people think it's okay to show up at your doorstep and ask for a tour at all hours.
This has happened to both of us, and SO MANY other tiny house friends I know, again and again.
So many times I've been chatting with Jenn online, when she says "oh wait - there's someone trying to look in my door window, let me see what they want".
This is weird! People need to have boundaries and feel safe.
And personally, I really don't like it.
After having this happen to me many, many times while on the road, I've gotten used to telling people firmly to please not try to look into my house at night, and telling people not to bother me. After a while you just want some peace!