The place I rent has three steps up to a small front porch; the tricycle was plenty heavy; and my efforts to get that rig up the steps proved to be in vain. The rear wheel assembly was a little too wide to get through the doorway!
I was lucky that there's a chain-link fence alongside of this place. I could hitch my trike to a fence post, and cover it with a blue tarp, hooked to the fence by bungee cords. But oh, how often I wished I could keep that tricycle out of the weather.
After I got the hybrid, I started bringing my wheels indoors. I have a smaller blue tarp where I park a bike that's gotten wet during a ride. (Carpet is a drag!) Naturally I bring the road bike indoors, too. I have to work on the bikes indoors, too. A bicycle on my porch leaves barely sidling room.
Needing to keep two bicycles out of the weather is why I don't bother with a couch. As a renter, I don't feel that I have the right to install bike hooks on the wall. It would be nice if I could, though. The bikes would be more out of the way.
I also am attracted to the idea of having minimal belongings, so that if I want or have to move I'll have as little as possible to pack up and haul somewhere else. Having moved several times, I know only too well that there's nothing like moving to make me realize just how much stuff I have! I almost envy people who can fit everything they own into a medium-sized car.
And what do you do if you want to downsize? A cycling web site might seem a weird place to get into the Tiny House movement. Would there be any room in a Tumbleweed for two bicycles? Not all tiny houses are as small as that, but a Tumbleweed can be hauled from place to place.
That sounds tempting, supposing I were able to drive again, and could afford the heavy-duty vehicle necessary. A tiny house, really, is all I could afford. And how would it be if could move my home from place to place to ride the bike trails there? The open road beckons...