Many times we get discouraged with the pricing found for tiny houses. In most cases they end up in the $20,000 to $50,000 range and they’re even smaller than this house. Most of it is due to the cost of materials including the trailer, labor, and high end materials used to build. But if building a humble home is your main goal.. So you can start living the mortgage-free lifestyle, I’d recommend to look here. This project only ran about $5,000 according to the owner/builder and it serves perfectly as a small cabin that gives you what we all want… freedom!
It took the owner 6 months to build using free time on the weekends. It was done back in 2005.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” ~Carl Sandburg
More info over at Reddit and photos here.
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Great layout and just the right size. I would add a solar/wind power system to further reduce expense but it has everything you need in a house without a mortgage.
The headline says it is on a foundation but actually it is on Deck block like I use for my cabin and designs and is considered a free standing structure to avoid building codes for a permanent structure.
I love the liberal use of ceramic tile. Great feature. Easy to install unless one can’t find center of room. It is not a good picture to see a fridge partially blocking a window (tease) More seriously, what are dimensions, sq ftg? I am guessing 20X20, 400 sq’ ?
if the floor joists are 16in on center it is a 16 x 16 cabin. seeing as it look square
5 Grand went a long way here. Can’t beat it, I just mimic the others, great floor plan, lots of privacy and all the amenities to comfortable living.
Great use of $5k! What kinda climate, general location? Details on water, septic, heat, etc?
Is this a retreat or for full time living?
Really like the sidung & porch too!
Very nice, perfect in many ways, but lacks closet space..
i love it! would like to talk to you about home. anyway i can get a email to you? here is my email address, shot me one please. title it $5,000 home.
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