≡ Menu

While tiny-house-on-wheels-shells have been around for a long time, the NIDUS concept of a modular foundation home shell is something new — and it’s a great way to save money on housing since you DIY the entire interior of the home. These shells are built in modular pieces that are then transported and assembled on-site.

Their “Dove” model is a true tiny home at only 230 square feet, and it starts at just $17,500 for the shell. Plumbing, electrical, and all interior finishes are left up to the buyer after the house assembly. Right now these are only available in Europe, but I think it’d be great if this concept caught on! What do you think?

Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Affordable Tiny House Solutions by NIDUS in Romania

Nidus Dove Modular Prefab Tiny Home Shell 4

Images via NIDUS

[continue reading…]


While a professionally-built tiny house is often the dream, it can come with a pretty hefty price tag. Cheeky Monkey is trying to make tiny homes more financially accessible by selling plans, shells, and trailers so you can DIY a tiny house.

You can purchase plans for their Jude and Strawberry tiny homes, and they also sell 18/24/28-foot trailers. Finally, their Blackbird and Jude shells are also available to purchase on their website.

Additionally, they are trying to help connect homeowners/landowners with tiny home dwellers looking for a spot to park. They’ve created a webpage where people with land and those looking for it can connect here.

Don’t miss other amazing tiny houses like this, join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more! 

They Offer Trailers, Shells, And Are Even Leasing Land

Cheeky Monkey Tiny Houses Selling Shells Renting Land. 5

Images via Cheeky Monkey Tiny House

[continue reading…]


Because of some family changes and illness, this tiny house owner is selling her “Tiny Blue House” — a nearly-complete 24′ THOW that’s for sale in Ontario for $45K CAD or $34K USD.

While it’s not blue yet — the interior and exterior painting still needs to be done — it’s quite cute and even features a ground floor bedroom! It’s a far cry from a tiny house shell at almost 90% complete, but you’ll still want to be handy so you can add the finishing touches.

Check out the photos and full details below, and contact the seller to make an offer.

Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more

This Ontario 24′ THOW for Sale is 90% Complete

Nearly-Complete 24' THOW For Sale: Ontario

Images via Tiny Blue House

[continue reading…]


This is a 20ft tiny house shell that’s listed for sale on Tiny Home Builders.

It’s a 160 sq. ft. THOW built in 2018 and listed for $19,600 out of Boise, Idaho.

How would you finish customizing it for yourself? Since it’s a shell, you can build out your own 20ft floor plan!

160 Sq. Ft. Tiny House Shell For Sale in Boise, Idaho

20ft Tiny House Shell For Sale-003

Images via Tiny Home Builders

[continue reading…]


Check out the latest collaboration between Liberation Tiny Homes and Tiny House Basics. It’s a 32′ x 10′ Tiny House Shell with accordion style windows in the kitchen area, metal roof and two lofts.

‘Accordion’ Tiny House Shell by Liberation Tiny Homes

32' x 10' Tiny House Shell by Liberation Tiny Homes

Photo credit: Liberation Tiny Homes

[continue reading…]


You might like the idea of building your own tiny house, but are worried about having a strong foundation. Meet the Rubicon Tiny House Shell by Tiny House Basics. This was a custom design for a customer in San Diego.

This superb option allows you to have a beautiful, sturdy exterior that you can customize to your exact needs. Besides the Rubicon, Tiny House Basics has a number of Tiny House Shells you can check out here. When requesting a quote for a custom shell, be sure to mention you heard about the shells from Tiny House Talk 🙂

Related: $15k Tiny House Shells from Tiny House Basics

Rubicon Tiny House Shell by Tiny House Basics

[continue reading…]


This is to inform you about affordable tiny house shells from Tiny House Basics.

Their smallest and cheapest one starts at $7,999 for a 12′ model and they go all the way up to $33,999 for a 48′ Gooseneck trailer model!

If you’ve been interested in buying a shell so you can finish the interior of your tiny house yourself, this might be a great option. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

$15k Tiny House Shells from Tiny House Basics

Tiny House Shells for sale by Tiny House Basics 01

Images © Tiny House Basics

[continue reading…]


This 160 sq. ft. tiny house is a guest post by Joseph Clark – share yours!

My name is Joseph Clark, and I own a small company called Shibui Woodworking in the Portland Oregon area. I’ve recently been enamored with the idea of tiny homes, and so I built one myself.

I just finished up the exterior, and I’m looking to sell it to someone who either wants to finish the interior themselves, or commission me to finish it to their exact needs and specifications. The asking price for the tiny house shell is $27,700.

Price reflects current condition, exterior finished only. If you would like to finish the interior yourself, I can provide advice and guidance. Or I’d be happy to custom finish the interior to reflect your desired use and personal taste. This solid little structure has endless possibilities; guest house, office, art studio, or permanent abode.

Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Unique 160 Sq. Ft. Tiny House by Shibui Woodworking in Portland, Oregon


Images © Joseph Clark

[continue reading…]


I’m excited to share with you Monarch Tiny Homes new offering, the Half/Half model. The idea is they will build the structure and leave the inside empty and open to the creativity of the buyer. It’s considerably less expensive, at $22,000, compared to their Twenty-Footer model.

Just like the Twenty-Footer, the Half/Half model comes with SIPs walls and roof, Newtechwood lifetime recycled siding, windows, door, and all of the utility lines roughed in. Water, sewer, power, and gas lines are pre-installed.

“We build the first half” means the heavy lifting is done. “You finish the second half” means creative, custom interior design is in your hands. – Monarch Tiny Homes

Monarch Tiny Homes Half/Half Model

Monarch Tiny Homes Half/Half Model

Images © Monarch Tiny Homes

[continue reading…]