If you plan to build a tiny house and are looking to avoid all of the expense and hassle of traditional house site development, living green and off the grid may be easier than you think. We know that site work, such as bringing power to a remote areas, well drilling and engineered septic systems, can be cost prohibitive. If you are seeking the comfort and security of a traditional home, rather than the tent like experience of a Yurt, the professionals at the Jamaica Cottage Shop has a 3 room Tiny house that is designed for maximum living on a minimum footprint. Our Eco-friendly post and beam Micro design is built of native lumber and is a complete turn key home with off the grid capability.
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.
You should understand where the building will be parked or planted, ideally on a piece of land you own. Understanding where the fresh water will come from and where waste water will go is very important. Catching rainfall is a popular choice but not very reliable. As for budget, be sure you have a comfortable plan on how the project will be financed.