Our reader, Sam, recently introduced us to Hygge Supply — a reinvented kit home that offers all kinds of modular options for building! While the company can build standard-sized houses, their smallest unit is a 149 square foot cottage, and the next size up is a still-tiny 307 square foot “Large Cottage.”
These aren’t prefabricated homes, and are built on-site with a traditional construction loan. They aren’t DIY-friendly, but are a great not-on-wheels tiny house option if you already own land somewhere. If your municipality allows for ADU (alternative dwelling units), you could likely build one of these as a granny pod or Airbnb rental.
All the finishes like cabinets and faucets are included in the build price, and you have a certain number of them to pick from to design your spot. Take a look at some design options below, and head over to their website to learn more!
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Site-Built Kit Homes (149 Sq. Ft. & 307 Sq. Ft. Options)
Here’s a standard living room & bathroom layout.
In their cottages, a Murphy bed is a standard option.
Here’s what their smallest cottage looks like.
Back view of the “Small Cottage”
There are four small cottage layout options.
- Kit homes
- Built on site
- Use traditional construction loan and contractors
- Small Cottage (149 square feet): Starting at $30K
- Large Cottage (307 square feet): Starting at $48.5K
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Oh, yay! I’m so glad you liked the link/site, Natalie!
Doing a Google search for “Prefab homes” or “prefab wall panels,” brings up a number of sites that do custom homes–most prefab wall companies focus on multi-family or commercial, though–but Hygge is still the only one I’ve found that has tinys available or uses this kind of “pod” system. IMO it is worth it, though, to do the search if you’re looking to build, as some of them do offer to do custom designs, and at the moment steel-framed/steel panel building is *much* cheaper than traditional lumber. (I found a company in TX that has a charming house kit for $11k[!!!], but it’s a bit over 700 sq. ft., so while still small, it’s not a tiny, and I don’t know if they will ship outside TX or what the process is. It’s the “Shotgun Willie” here: https://www.steelframesolutions.net/blank in case anyone wants to have a look.)
Thanks so much for sharing it, Sam! And I will check out that steel frame one, as well. Some people definitely want to downsize but aren’t quite ready for tee-tiny yet so I like the sound of 700 square feet.
Heh, I have to admit, seeing that package for $11k–and the drawings at least make it look really charming–made me wish I had a space big enough to build it (and really still makes me wonder what they would charge for something half the size. I’m set on concrete/CMUs for my tiny, but I’m currently looking into steel roofing systems/steel trusses, so I might shoot them an email and see what I can find out–if I do, I’ll report back). I’m not sure how much finish work needs to be done on that one, unlike the Hygge kit where pretty much everything is included, and the site could certainly be more informative (their online building planner, btw, is unfortunately dreadful, at least on a Mac), but it’s still a really attractive building.
And like I said before, the current cost of lumber–and the fact that light-gage steel framing is physically lighter than wood, so might be a great option for THOWs, as well–makes me wonder if we won’t see more steel-framed tinys in the future. The more options the better, eh? 🙂
Thanks again, Natalie! And thanks for all the hard work you do on this site!
There’s a number of manufacturers that will offer tiny to large options. A lot of them are just higher priced.
For example, Zip Kit Homes offers a 400 Sq Ft model but it’s $54,500 for just the shell and it can cost quite a bit more to finish it out. Though, like many, they can discount if you can order multiple kits with 25+ bring it down to $29,800 each. So mainly something a housing neighborhood developer could consider but not ideal for one off builds. Though, many Pre-Fab manufacturers typically go a lot higher in price and is why it seems to be so few options as many cater to those seeking designer homes more than affordable homes.
However, like Hyyge, there are exceptions but the option for tiny would just usually be buried in the list of options they offer but any that offer custom designs can do them and any that do ADU, vacation homes, etc. will be able to target small to tiny options specifically.
There’s also some that specifically make tiny house kits like Boss Tiny House…
While an example of a more traditional house kit company, Shelter-Kit, which has been around for over 50 years has options like their Barbara house plan kit is for a 1 Bedroom, 1 Baths, 1 Floor, and 192 Sq. Ft. 12 X 16 for $18,800… Or Parker Kit that a bit larger at 345+Sq. Ft. 16 X 24 for $36,800…
Another to check out is Bamboo Living Homes, sustainable, can scale from very tiny on up, and low starting prices with kits that can typically be assembled in just 2-3 days…
Just mind costs for anything you’d be placing on a foundation will be effected by location, local codes and zoning requirements, etc.
Many of these kits are little more than the framing, which means a lot of additional costs to finish them as well. So final costs may be substantially higher but there’s a wide range of options, with some of the easiest being kits that just 2-3 people could work on fully DIY to kits you’d be required to hire a contractor for…
Also, if you have architect/engineer stamped house plans, options grow as many panel manufacturing companies, SIPs, etc. will put together a kit based on those plans and ship them to you, as another option that you can have them quote and shop around to compare… Along with it being far easier to get approval, etc. So saves quite a bit on time and costs normally involved in the process…
Funny how foreign companies try to use the concept of “hygge” to profit on their products. They do not understand the concept at all. “Hygge” is not a thing. It happens between people or under different circumstances. It is not attached to a place or a thing. You can not sell “hygge”. “Hygge” means a lot more than just being cozy. No English word can describe “hygge”. It is like sitting down with a nice cup of tea talking and enjoying yourself with some friends or family. Or like reading a good book. It is a feeling of contentment and happiness in the present moment.
Most people would associate that with how they want to feel when in their home…
While I like the size, shell and no loft few use after a week, the interior is near useless. I get 3x the functionality from my 10’x16′ stick built interior that I built in 2 days.
I’d suggest getting a SIP done as they do the engineering, etc plans for ‘free’ with the kit and a tighter, better building. This makes permit approval much cheaper, faster too.
And do it on a concrete slab or basement if you can as instantly increases it’s value 3-10x in most places.
Some even assemble them for you.
Others like 84 Lumber have plans with material kits along with the many good suggestions of other posting here.