Tiny houses are more popular than ever, with a variety of styles, designs, sizes and plans available to choose from. A common question when people are looking at other tiny houses is "How much did it cost you to build?"
This is a 200 square foot off grid tiny house by Andrew Cox. The 200 square foot tiny house is hidden in the high desert of the Pacific Northwest and the tiny house is 100 percent off the grid. The tiny house has a composting toilet, 12 volt power (totally wired and lighted throughout), propane & wood stoves and easily sleeps four. This tiny house is completely over built and over insulated as the weather varies wildly between the negative teens and triple digits. To answer the question that is on everyones minds, the tiny house cost about $18,000 not counting the land. It was $3000 to clear the land and pour the concrete pad and $12,500 to build it. Then $2000 for the super low clearance wood stove and pipe. The rest was furniture, the rear cabinet and counter unit, toilet, wiring etc..
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The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the stuff that goes into a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.