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With the prefab industry booming, down go the prices, and the dream of building a tiny home on a tiny budget is becoming a reality.
Take a look online and you can find prefab kits for as cheap as three-thousand dollars.
But do not get carried away, these costs rarely factor in delivery, foundation labour costs. If you’re hoping to build a home for this price, be prepared to hire a babysitter and get your hands dirty.
When it comes to getting water into your new property, you are spoilt for choice. The first option would be to source your water from the mains water line in your street, however, depending on your accessibility, this can become pricy very quickly.
You could also source your water from a well, or plug in your home via a standard RV water hook-up which takes its water from an underground water source. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, don’t forget to consider installing a water tank somewhere on the property, you could end up saving a lot on your water bills.
This question deserves a full article, but here is a quick summary… There are numerous considerations you should make when deciding whether or not a tiny house is a good choice for you. If cost reduction is your number one priority, then the answer will almost certainly be, ‘Where do I sign?!’ However, whilst costs can come down with size, so can comfort.
Do you live with 3 screaming toddlers? Are you prone to claustrophobia? Do you love playing hide-and-seek? Well, a tiny house probably isn’t going to be for you.
If you’re considering a downsize, you’ll probably soon be surprised by the enormous collection of ‘things’ you have amassed over your time in your (relatively) big home.
Before making a permanent move to a small space, It’s wise to make a temporary move to a place of a similar size, taking your cohabitants with you.
You should also make a list of the items that you consider to be important to your life, if you forget something, there’s a chance you can live quite happily without it.
The nature of their size results in drastically reduced utility bills. Heating a tiny home can have wonderful benefits for your bank account with monthly bills lingering around the fifteen to thirty dollar mark.
How you choose to heat your home is up to you, but you can be sure your bills are going to be a fraction of the price compared with your ‘big house’ competitors.