The Actual Costs of Tiny Houses

We can all admit after looking at these pictures:, we are very curious what it would be like to live in a tiny house. It’s a very tempting prospect at times: to simply run away, get rid of all your earthly possessions, and live the simple life. There are many reasons to love the idea of a tiny house. They are kind to the environment, easy to clean and manage, they allow the owners to “simplify their over-complicated and possession-cluttered lives”, and they are just plain cute. However, contrary to popular belief, they are not necessarily cheap. The cost of a tiny house ranges from $20,000 to $140,000.

There are three different options to go about obtaining your very own tiny house. You can either get a custom build altogether, choose a prefab model, or you can build it yourself. A custom build is the most expensive option because you are allowed to tailor everything exactly to your liking. The price more regularly range from $89,000-$139,000. The prefab tiny houses are premade or semicustom homes so they are perfect for the more budget conscious. However, they are still estimated to cost upwards of $58,000. And then the build it yourself option will be the most time consuming but probably one of the least expensive routes estimated between $35,000 to $40,000. Even after those costs, you still need somewhere to park it, and preferably someplace with water and electricity hook ups meaning you may need to buy or rent land.


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