If you want complete control over the cost and type of materials you use, consider buying a tiny house plan. Some of the leading tiny house builders, who sell finished homes for $60,000 and more, sell the complete plans for those homes for $500 and less. If you don’t have construction experience, you’ll have a lot to learn as you go, but these plans are designed for DIYers. Some are available—from reputable builders—for as little as $79.
Does the idea of slow living and getting closer to to nature sound dreamy to you? An exciting and adventurous option for making this dream come true is tiny home living. This space-saving and eco-friendly way of life is more within reach than you might think. In fact, building your own tiny home is a doable feat! Imagine the joy, pride, and heck yeah bragging rights that come with building your very own tiny house. 
Shower stalls can be expensive if you buy them, I will be using a 350 gallon plastic water tank for my shower. I will cut a door opening using the part cut out as the door. The door will be hinged with stainless steel hinges and door latch. Plumbing will be installed through tank wall, and in the top of tank is an opening where a small ventilation fan will be installed to let out steamy conditions. A drain will be installed in bottom center of tank with hole through nonslip mat. Hand hold rail will be installed for safety. Total cost less than $500.
Trailer Made’s custom tiny house trailers are available in lengths from 12′ to 44′. With tandem and triple axel foundations, these trailers come in standard or wide configurations. These trailers are designed with safety in mind and feature a tube steel construction and electric brakes on every wheel. Trailer Made has also stopped using scissor jacks due to their failure rate.
Trailer Made’s custom tiny house trailers are available in lengths from 12′ to 44′. With tandem and triple axel foundations, these trailers come in standard or wide configurations. These trailers are designed with safety in mind and feature a tube steel construction and electric brakes on every wheel. Trailer Made has also stopped using scissor jacks due to their failure rate.
Cold weather is not a problem, this prefab tiny house comes fully insulated, with a combination of two wall-mounted gas heaters and the standard 12’ inch wood-stove, you will be cozy on the coldest of New England nights. With the included active PV and battery storage system “off the grid” does not mean in the dark. You will be able to run the high efficiency lighting on those dark winter nights. Cooking is not an issue either; this Micro Home has a sizable kitchenette with built-in solid wood cabinets and a gray-water sink. This prefab tiny house design has a spacious 8’ X 11’ bedroom and optional built-in bunk-beds. The full bathroom is equipped with a grey water shower and composting-toilet. We have installed a solar panel package with lighting and storage batteries for full-time living.
Also important is having a plan to heat and cool the building, so you can live in it year round. Electricity is an obvious choice, but can be difficult to tap into in remote areas. Solar power is an option, but can often be as expensive as the cost of the house for adequate power. All of these factors should be budgeted in addition to the cost of the tiny house kit.
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