Building Tiny On A Budget
So you want to live the tiny life? I’m sure one of the reasons that most of us make the leap into the tiny world is because we are tired of the financial burden of the typical home. While researching tiny homes, my wife and I got a little overwhelmed by the $60,000 and up price tags on some of these tiny houses. We were then still overwhelmed by the $25,000 average cost to build a tiny house. We got creative and decided to build a twenty four foot tiny house with a $7,000 budget; we finished the build with about an $8,000 dollar price tag.
For $8,000 dollars we built a twenty four foot long, eight foot wide, thirteen foot tall tiny house with a full bathroom, full kitchen, a living room with a seven foot couch, and two lofts. The bathroom has a composting toilet, sink, and a bathtub/shower; the kitchen has a full size gas range, dishwasher, double basin sink, mid-size refrigerator, a very large pantry, and plenty of storage, our loft fits our king size bed, fits all of our clothes, and has stairs instead of a ladder; the spare loft can fit a standard twin size mattress and has storage for clothes; the living room/entryway has a seven foot couch with storage underneath and can fold out into a guest bed. So, you want to live the tiny house, but don’t want to spend over $10,000? Then hopefully you can use the following tips and tricks to make your dream come true without the bank account nightmare.