If you saw our last tiny house movement article, you got to see some of our favorite tiny houses and get an introduction to the benefits of ownership. In this post, we’ll show you more outstanding homes and go over some of the need-to-know tips for building a tiny house of your own.
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This cheerful little cottage looks and feels inviting; inside and out. A 400 sq. ft. tiny home, which includes a 200 sq. ft. loft and 100 sq. ft. veranda is full of amenties and style. The interior is tastefully finished with calming colors, wood counters, bamboo flooring, wainscoting and windows that let in plenty of natural light. It boasts a full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a loft area.
This home is a model available from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. At just 131 Sq. Ft., it offers innovative storage solutions in a country-home atmosphere. It is fully mobile, and costs only $60,000 pre-built.
Practical tips for building a tiny house
Depending on the area you choose for constructing your tiny house, you may need to obtain a permit for building or abide by certain codes. You may also be able to bypass the need for a permit by keeping your tiny house below a certain square footage. The contractor you select to help you build your tiny home will help you obtain the proper permits.
Designing your house to be structurally sound and safe is a job best left to professionals. Architects will be able to create a custom design for you that is fully stable and efficiently uses every inch of space. Additionally, the foundation type you choose greatly depends on your desired floorplan. They’ll be able to help you pick the most suitable one for the type of build you have your heart set on.
Overall, there are many ways in which building a tiny home is far different from building a regular house, but the process is an adventure that many tiny house owners celebrate as a fun transition into a freer way of living!