After plenty years of piling storage component bills & extra rooms filled with tons of junk I never use, I realized I needed to downsize, & fast. My sibling & I culled through several boxes of items I have been lugging around for the past decade to determine what all of us could sell. Of course, it was a difficult weekend full of emotions. After I parted ways with 80% of my old junk, I felt somewhat free in a way I wasn’t normally used to. I finally cut my belongings down to what I could fit inside a single room. I had inquired with a local corporation about buying a pre-built tiny house. They’re essentially a modern twist on modular homes where you pack the minimal essentials a single man could need into a area often smaller than 450 square feet. You can buy them built according to a plan, or you can customize them. My builder had set plans, but offered me possibilities for customization. In particular, he asked me what I wanted for AC. I live in the south so my primary problem with weather conditions control is AC, as I can get by with just an electric furnace the few chilly days throughout the Wintertide season. He also offered me the option of a ductless mini cut & a thru-wall cooling system. Since my tiny cabin was one of the smaller models, I opted for a thru-wall cooling system based on its price & the needs of my space. They’re basically window cooling systems that are simply built to mount in an opening cut in an exterior wall. Ductless mini cut HVAC systems are elegant & insanely efficient, but it was hard to fully justify an upfront cost nearly more than three times the price of the thru-wall component, as I wouldn’t need the heating possibilities on the ductless mini split. Therefore, it made more sense to go with the thru-wall unit. I could now save a little on replacement & product fees while still getting comparable performance.