Really, we need to be asking ourselves: What SHOULD a Tiny House cost? There are many differing opinions on this subject, and because you can’t simply call up Zillow or Redfin to get an estimated value on your investment, you get a wide range of answers. The costs of a Tiny Home have a huge range – from as little as $10k to over $100k – yet the square footage differs minimally. To understand why this is, I’ve listed several examples below, including a detailed breakdown of my own Tiny House cost.
WHY DO PEOPLE GO TINY?
Below I’ve listed a few examples of why people go tiny. Your reason for buying or building a Tiny House will make a huge difference in the overall cost. No one fits into every single category, and that’s okay.
Reduced carbon footprint
RV with year-round comfort for all weather / locations
To use as temporary housing, guest home or a vacation house
Survivalist house in case of emergency
Exemption of property taxes
Non-toxic or chemical free home
Ability to design an artistic home with quality materials
Ability to build your own home in short amount of time
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS ONE REASON PEOPLE GO TINY, BUT IT’S NOT THE ONLY REASON.