You all have seen the HGTV shows for tiny houses, I just cant turn the channel every time I come by these shows. I always wonder; how can they even think of living like this ! Is it just to save money ? Do you rather travel the world? or set your roots and buy a property in a neighborhood instead ? This idea of course came from millennials, we just want to be free ! That includes free of debt, free to go wherever we want without worrying much about our house back home, really which thief in their right mind would see a tiny house and wonder gee these guys are loaded ! of course not !
Being the millennial that I am I like the idea I really do ! but we are planning on having a family one day and its just a dream of mine that just as I remember playing in the house I grew up in when I was a little girl, my kids will do the same and then we will be have the family dinners and is just all a big beautiful picture I enjoy imagining almost daily, so a tiny house would never be for me. Nonetheless, I still wanted to look at the options tiny houses offer, finishes, looks, budgets and space, just so I could share with you !
One of the styles I like the most is rustic industrial/modern so lets start with those…
See a tiny house does not necessarily have to be on wheels right?
Now lets look at the different concepts you can do inside these tiny places, all average anywhere from 250-450 sq ft. no you will not have space for a master bedroom but say hello to your long time friend, the bunk bed !
Now let’s get down to the numbers, I have been trying to find some good estimate numbers something I found is that the smaller the tiny house the higher the sq ft $. I found this website and it has a pretty straight forward break down of what it costs. Overall they do cost more per sq ft than a regular home, averaging between 150-250 per sq ft. depending on the finished you want. Below a few pictures from fancy to basic, which one is your style?