If you’ve been wondering how much does it cost to build a tiny house you’re in the right place.
Designing and building your own tiny house is a great way to create a mortgage-free lifestyle fast.
So it’s no wonder that you’d be interested… But the question is, “how much?”
I decided I’d start answering them in public so we can all benefit.
And to encourage discussion (and connections) in the comments below.
Question: So How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?
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Received from Courtney S. on our Facebook (thanks for the question Courtney!):
“Hi, I’m interested in building a tiny house and I was wondering about pricing? Thanks!”
Answer: Usually Around $25,000 to $30,000
This is for a relatively ‘high end’ tiny home on wheels with all of the amenities of home you’d be looking at around $25,000 to $30,000 in materials to build it yourself.
This figure normally includes buying a brand new trailer, professional construction plans, your appliances, and other materials brand new at the store.
Of course, it’s always possible to do it for $13,173, $9,802, $21,204, $65,439, or even $120,000+ but this is just an estimation so you know what to expect and what I’ve believed to be most common but…
Here’s How You Can Do It For Less
- Find and use recycled materials on places like Craigslist and Habitat Restores.
- Use less expensive but reliable materials and appliances.
- Do absolutely all of the labor yourself and with the help of friends and family.
- Do your due diligence researching and designing to avoid costly mistakes.
- Take time to find a good deal on the right used trailer instead of buying a brand new one.
- Take the time to salvage another structure or recreational vehicle so you can use them to build your tiny home.
- Find useful or reclaimable appliances on Craigslist or your nearest Habitat ReStore.
People Who Have Done It For WAY Less
- Man Builds $10k Tiny Home in only a Week!
- Man Builds Mobile Tiny Home for Just $4k
- Woman Builds Amazing 196 Sq. Ft. Modern Micro Home for just $11k
- Jeremy Matlock’s Custom $10k Tiny Home on Wheels
- Couple Design & Build 100 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin for only $7,000
- $20k American Freedom Off-Grid Tiny House
- Artist Builds Amazing 161 Sq. Ft. Mortgage-free Tiny House for $17,514
What If You Had Professionals Build It For You?
Another great question…
People who buy tiny houses ready made normally pay anywhere from $27,000 to $68,000 for ready to live in tiny homes from 64 sq. ft. to 400 sq. ft.
How Much Do You Think It Costs to Build Tiny?
I hope this has helped answer some of your questions regarding how much it costs to build a tiny house these days.