The cost of a tiny house begins with the plans if you plan to build it yourself. Then there are materials, land, utilities, and labor. Kent Griswold gave estimated prices for materials today in the Tiny House Blog:
Many people choose to build their own tiny house on wheels and there are many plans available online. (see the directory) Others choose to have them built for them and over the last few years there have become lots of builders who specialize in just building tiny houses. If you build the house yourself the average cost is between $15,000 to $30,000. This is material costs and doesn’t include the labor you put into it. Professionally built tiny homes usually start around the $30,000 and go up. In the last couple of years we have seen the price go over $100,000 for luxury tiny homes on wheels.
Kent recommends having the house professionally built by someone who specializes in tiny house construction. The Tiny House Listings are a good place to begin looking at prices and inquiring about contractors.
Pin-up Houses is a major source of construction plans. Pin-Up Houses is an international studio working both within and outside the traditional boundaries of architecture. “We work as an architecture studio with our expertise extending also to research, experimental and publication areas.” Their main concentration is proposals of small wooden house designs with an emphasis on social housing and affordable living.
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