Rustic and Luxurious Tiny House For Sale

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“Custom Built and NOAH certified tiny home! Rustic-feel with luxury upgrades! Handmade with care and attention.”

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41 Comments

  1. Odd how a movement for those that couldn’t afford a mortgage on a classic home has now turned into something more expensive per sq ft, and with less appeal. Reclaimed wood has never been so bougie. Sorry, hard working poor people. I guess these types of movements will have to be more under ground in the future.

    • It becomes broken by limiting choices… And that happens in many ways, like making people think there is only one right way to do something or make any other choice somehow unacceptable because it doesn’t fit someone else’s standards.

      The reasons we have a broken housing system is legion… We have people believing anything different is somehow automatically wrong or even dangerous… We have people focused on property values to the exclusion of any other concerns like whether it actually serves the needs of the owner… HOA’s and other forms of housing regulations can make it so you can be evicted from your own house if you don’t strictly meet their proprietary standards and in some cases you can even be sent to jail… We have properties where people may or may not have any actual rights over the land and its resources… We have situations where farmers can be sued for farming their own land… Localities can make it illegal for people to live off-grid… and all of that is only a tiny sampling of what’s wrong with the system…

      But it all stems from a loss of choices…

      Offering more choices isn’t the problem… Any solution that doesn’t work people can ignore and find something else but it’s when there aren’t any choices is when people are forced into bad situations and as a diverse people we need many, many, many different choices to actually have it work for everyone!

      Understanding, making it so any solution is only for a specific group or has to meet a specific proprietary criteria is just another way to limit choices…

    • ZeoCyberG I wasn’t trying to imply that this was solely for those in lower income brackets, though I’m not sure if that’s one of your points here. You’re very eloquent and I concur with much of what you’re saying. I think I say it in a lesser articulated way, maybe.

    • On the research part of the discussion, here’s some photos giving some idea how far back Tiny Houses go…

      http://www.rv123.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Fahrbares-Landhaus-1922.jpg

      http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Model-T-Motor-Home.jpg

      https://www.godownsize.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/tiny-house-on-wheels.jpg

      https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/6859537_f520.jpg

      http://www.roofwrap.com/images/epdm.jpg

      http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house/tiny-houses-of-the-historic-northwest/

    • Ain’t it awful? I mean poverty consciousness, by the way. Sometimes it almost seems like people get off on their scarcity and wear it as a badge of honor. I want prosperity to find me and be showered with abundance. And so it is!

    • We have about 30% more people to accommodate since the last generation, by next generation they will be selling 70,000 dollar port o potty sized houses. So basically new delhi except everywhere.

  2. That’s ridiculous pricing! Even if it does come fully furnished. There’s a difference between making a “living” and making a “killing”… people now a days want to make a killing and take advantage of others… I’m sorry but that’s my opinion.

    • ZeoCyberG you’d think though, that if their windows or anything in this house were of that calibur (a window that costs $1,000 on that house would either be antique glass from some sought after era or be part of a smart house design) they’d advertise it as such. Their biggest advertising on this was the RECLAIMED wood (not even antique) and the extra “storage” they created by cutting part of the floor in the loft area. Did this thing even have a Nature’s Head?? Anyway… This particular house is not advertised as anything that should cost $100,000. I honestly saw no feature on this house that would’ve made it over $25k on a really good day. Like, a seriously, epically, amazingly good day.

    • I understand you don’t see the value in this and I’m not disagreeing that it is priced too high but my point is it’s not quite as high as you’re thinking and there are many reasons why not all builders can charge the same prices.

      Oh, sorry in advance for the long reply but I think this deserves some details to better understand how it all works… But even if you only skim it, I think you’ll come away with a better understanding…

      There are often many features that aren’t mentioned in a listing. Usually because the seller expects to go into more detail once people actually contacts them… Mind, the level of details that can be involved in a house can be rather extensive and some details are harder to translate into easy to understand selling points than others and not all sellers are going to be able to do that properly unless it’s face to face…

      This is NOAH certified, for example, which is a paid for service but provides video record of the construction to prove it meets road safety standards and shows 5 different stages of construction so the owner can know where everything is behind the walls, etc. It holds the same legal standing as a RVIA certification but differs in that it also covers whether in the inspectors opinion that the structure can be used for a full time residence, which RVIA never covers.

      Things like over $1000 windows can look just like any other window because what you’re really paying for most of the time is things like insulation and durability… The details of which can be a mouthful to list in a simple listing…

      Stained glass can be expensive too but there are both artistic and technical reasons why windows can cost more. Like a bi-fold kitchen window is another technical example where it allows you to open the space to the outside for things like serving guests through the window but still be weather proof, durable, and offer insulation value… and that can cost over $10,000!

      Mind, tiny houses tend to have anywhere from 9 to 22 windows. So costs can add up even with lower cost windows.

      Things like the trailer chassis are typically custom fabricated for a specific Tiny House, this one isn’t as high end like some but that kind of chassis usually runs at least $4K and can go over $8K on the higher end…

      Things like the Mini-Split can cost close to $2K between it and the install costs, as you often require a professional HVAC installer to install them correctly…

      Options like closed cell Spray Foam insulation can cost over $2K for this size house but it offers the highest insulation level per inch you can get, doubles as a water proof vapor barrier for anything over an inch and half, and adds structural strength to the structure because it basically glues everything together and of course makes it much more air tight for better climate control…

      Getting rustic/reclaimed materials can be a costly process… Things like centuries old Barn wood are often only available at very premium prices, and yes they are often listed as reclaimed and not as antique.

      While reclaiming materials can require a lot of work to make them usable and still keep the rustic look…

      Doing things like hand staining the entire ceiling is also a very labor intensive process that can take days to do properly.

      Then there’s all the custom furniture and built-ins… If you look at a custom furniture website, you’d get a better idea of how that can cost. Most custom furniture makers can charge hundreds to even thousands for their work, because it is very labor intensive and they’re building by hand rather than mass producing by machines.

      *But here’s the big one – Building Tiny Houses isn’t actually very profitable for most builders!

      More than 2 dozen builders have gone out of business the last few years because it’s really hard making a living building them.

      People expect custom builds with tiny houses but custom is naturally an expensive process and it’s all too easy to quickly cause the builder to go over budget.

      In a normal residential house build, just hiring an architect can add anywhere from 5-20% to the total cost of the house… Mind a Tiny House builder doing a custom build is doing the same job as an architecture, designer, and engineer, as well as the job of a contractor… Or they’re actually hiring architects and engineers to ensure the house is built right…

      Like one of the hidden costs of doing a shed conversion and container houses is that in some places it is required that an engineer review it and make sure it meets local codes or they’ll deem it an unsafe structure and that’s a cost on the builder, regardless of whether you do it yourself or not.

      Tiny Houses do generally avoid many of the costs involved with traditional housing construction but commercial builders often have to comply with things that DIY builders don’t, as they are liable for what they build for someone else… and there are requirements to get them certified as road legal…

      It also doesn’t help that many people are comparing prices to Tiny Houses that were made from reclaimed materials and built as a DIY…

      Like a $25K 20′ Tiny House is what a DIY would cost… Tiny houses can take over 800 to well over 1000 work hours to build and material costs can be much higher than people assume when dealing with materials that also require additional processing and it’s not just a matter of assembly…

      Even RV’s, which aren’t built to residential standards can cost a lot more… A 2018 Airstream Flying Cloud 20FB, for example, is around $72K… Many just assume that since most RV’s are less that those low costs are what should be compared to but even a Airstream only requires about half the work hours to build than your typical tiny house and you’re not paying for something that was meant to be lived in full time with an RV…

      One of the lowest priced builders in the country to compare to is Incredible Tiny Homes… For a 20′ x 8′ THOW their base price is $32,500 and that’s over $20,000 below what most other builders would charge because ITH business model is to spread costs over multiple builds and they can do over 70 houses in a year but most other builders are only doing a few houses a year, which means those few houses have to be worth all the costs to the builder…

      Commercial builders have to deal with a wide range of costs… They have to pay for and maintain their tools, they have to be professionally licensed and have a business license, they have to cover paying their employees, which may also require them to cover medical and other insurance coverage, they have to have a place to build, which can require permitting and other long term costs… All while making enough profit so they can stay in business and make a living…

      Randy Jones, the owner of Incredible Tiny Homes, for example was basically homeless and living in his office at the factory that he rented for the first two years as he invested everything into the company… Even now he just built himself a very basic tiny house that’s just bare essentials for just himself…

      Understand, startups and small business don’t have the resources of bigger companies and most Tiny House builders are small businesses that may be just one or two people who decided to build tiny houses for a living…

      They don’t all have the the resources to simply buy materials in bulk and always spread their costs over multiple builds. So some risk everything for each build on the gamble it’ll pay off and they can continue to the next build but doing it that way means they can’t charge as low as bigger companies can or they have to go to extremes and risk losing everything on the gamble nothing will go wrong to try to compete with prices they can’t otherwise afford to offer and still stay in business…

      Now that is not to say there aren’t those who really over charge, as there always will be people who try to take advantage, but it’s not as wide spread as some seem to think…

      But some builders simply can’t compete and maybe should never have tried building a tiny house, while some are just offering things people don’t understand…

      But as long as there are other options people can always just choose something else…

      This builder may never sell this one and they may go out of business because of it but that’s how the market works… It can be risky for both builders and buyers but as long as people do their research and due diligence, it usually works out as long as people are free to make choices.

      Tiny Houses can be DIY, they can be made from reclaimed materials… There are still people who are building their own for very little and that’s not going to change any time soon…

      While those who go to a commercial builder can shop around for the best deal and unlike most homes, tiny houses are free to be designed any way someone wants… and as long as that remains true, I don’t think it’ll be ruined any time soon… People just have to be sure to be informed consumers!

    • ZeoCyberG read it all and it seems you’ve simply given one other possibility for homes similar to this which is that, if you’ve gotta charge that much for something of a lower calibur, this may not be the business for you. I understood all of that prior to, though I understand your where you’re coming from. It’s just not from the place with which I am. I’m referring to this level of home being priced at a higher level home. There has been, in my rompings, an issue with it. Is it every tiny home? No. Is it a noticable enough portion, yes. In my experience. Maybe it’s those not doing their due diligence thinking they’ll be able to take something like this and super line their pockets. Idunno. But it’s to those who noticably charge more than it’s worth and what it means to so many that I’m pointing out. And if all those things you mentioned came into this one build and they simply advertise it nowhere, then this was probably a bad decision.

    • Yes, builders have to do their research and due diligence as well if they expect to have a successful business but for many going into the Tiny House market are basically winging it as there’s not really a standard to go by yet and it’s not the same kind of market as other building fields, which leaves many applying the wrong kind of thinking to the business…

      So they usually go out of business pretty quickly and most have a high failure rate even if they last a few years …

      There’s a few like Tumbleweed who lost their way but lucked out with a rich guy buying the company and bailing them out but most usually can’t sustain it for very long because people eventually catch on and word gets around when they find what they get isn’t good enough quality or they don’t stand behind their product with good support or they simply can’t compete with already established builders…

      Mind, there’s up to dozens of builders in nearly every single state and many traditional contractors and others in the building trade often also occasionally work on tiny house projects too… So there’s lots of competition, especially, as many builders will deliver to any other state or even overseas…

      Like Titan Tiny Homes sold a Park Model style Tiny House and had it shipped to Sweden… Never mind there are also builders in many other countries as well as Tiny Houses are basically world wide now…

      *But generally, take a company like Incredible Tiny Homes as the one to judge others by… If the price you’re estimating is below what they offer then it’s likely not realistic as that’s a company that’s pushing the limits of what is sustainable for a business.

      They even offer workshop deals where the client can do some of the work themselves for discounts up to several thousand off the regular price and only charge for the work they do and don’t charge differently whether they’re installing high end parts or low end…. Same amount of work gets the same price… Along with still providing a 1 year warranty…

      Generally, for significantly cheaper, you’d either have to look at DIY builds or mass produced products… Like I previously mentioned about Andrew Bennett of Trekker Trailers and his Core Housing product line that’s only $28K for a 24′ SIPs THOW, is an example of a more generic offering that’s more affordable but not custom…

      Bigger companies capable of doing larger scale mass production could get that down by up to more than half… There’s just the road blocks on legality and wider spread acceptance before that happens but eventually there will be even more options than we have now.

      Though, consumers do have to beware on sustainability and health as mass produced products don’t generally have a good track record in that regard…

      But we’ll also see things like building kits, which is another old idea coming back…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnnwJi40Wzo

      And we’ll likely see that applied to Tiny Houses as they become more mainstream…

      Though, companies like Incredible Tiny Homes are already planning on producing house kits complete with instructional videos, similar to their workshop to show people how to build their own house… as well as help develop communities so people will have places to put them…

      There are also other companies that produce just the shell, so it’s easier for people who may have issue with the framing but can do the rest and help keep costs down as another option…

      So IMO the more information is spread and the more people learn about construction then the more fairer the system will become and the more options will become available…

  3. It’s tiny in even the tiny house market!! You can tell they didn’t care about trying to make it really more than a camper!

    • Most tiny houses range 400 Sq Ft and below. So at 200 Sq Ft it’s mid-size… The actual tiny tiny is down to around 50 Sq Ft.

      200 Sq Ft is also what you get with a full size “Skoolie” school bus conversion…

      While things like in-floor loft storage is not something you’ll see in most, never mind a camper that wouldn’t even have stairs to a loft…

      It is pricey for what it offers, though…

  4. I love it ❣ only thing that (TOO ME) I’m not crazy about is the placement of the fridge, I LOVE all the reclaimed wood 🙀👍🏻❤️

  5. So reclaimed wood means bigger price tag? A bigger shower and bigger countertop and extra storage doesn’t mean its an upgrade. Aka (huge price tag!!)

    • Reclaiming can be more expensive because it means recycling and the materials often needs a lot of work to make it usable…

      Like using pallet wood means someone has to take the time to take apart a pallet, which doesn’t have a lot of wood and is full of nails, remove all the nails, fill the holes, straighten out the wood, possibly need to sand it and do other processing, and then cut it to final size before actually being able to use it and step and repeat this up to hundreds of times until enough materials are processed…

      Other reclaimed material may have substances on it that have to be removed before it’s safe to use in a house or it may have things like paint on it that have to be removed, etc. that again can take a lot of work and work usually means someone has to be paid to do it…

      The amount of work involved can be substantial… People reclaiming materials themselves usually adds years to a building project and it’s not unusual for someone to take over 5 years to build their own tiny house that way.

      It can be great if the material was gotten for basically free and doesn’t require a lot of processing but that isn’t always the case and there’s a limited supply of material that can be reclaimed… Like there isn’t an unlimited supply of centuries old barn wood just lying everywhere…

      There’s also many other things that add to cost like doing anything complex and labor intensive… Custom furniture will cost you significantly more than getting a off-the-shelf product but in a small space you have to consider how efficiently you are using the space and some things may only fit if they’re custom made for the space.

      Along with varying standards of construction and what the house is made to handle…

      Like some Tiny Houses can handle over 200 MPH winds and over a 9.0 earthquake and can be lived in with temperature extremes as high as 137 F to as low as -100 F… Along with those built so people can live off-grid are naturally going to cost more….

      Understand as well that unless something is mass produced then the costs are going to be higher but custom allows each one made to be specifically designed for the owner rather than one size fits all cookie cutters that force the owner to adapt to it…

      Custom just isn’t ideal for resale value as then you’re getting something designed for someone else and finding someone who it can similarly fit can be very difficult… Since we don’t all value the same things or want to live the same way, etc.

      But also understand the price isn’t huge in terms of what it can cost to have something custom built… For RV’s custom built usually runs into the hundreds of thousands on up to over $3 million…

      A Custom Class B van is usually over $300,000… A Custom Class A starts over $500,000…

      Tiny houses like these are actually in a similar price range as say an Airstream RV but unlike a RV tiny houses are actually built to be lived in full time and not just for recreational usages and you’re getting custom for far less than what other custom built products usually cost…

      It just mainly only makes sense if you are doing it custom for yourself… Otherwise it can make more sense to get a cookie cutter mass produced product for a lot less but there are those too in the market and they can be less than half this price…

    • Actually depends where you want to have it…

      There are mobile homes and RV parks in the LA area…

      Also depends on what type and how much you are willing to spend, like there are old properties that would be considered tiny by modern standards but were normal size when they were built over 70 years ago…

      Cabins, cottages, etc. and other examples can be less than 400 Sq Ft but being on properties usually also means they can come with a hefty price tag, just like all other properties in LA…

      While state Senate Bill 1069, that went into effect January 1, 2017, means if you already have a property with a house on it then you can have a tiny house as a ADU (Granny Flat/In-Law Suite)… Though local rules can impose some additional limitations and certain areas like the Hillside Areas may still be a issue… But there are some options…

  6. With all the pricing complaints I expected this house to cost $150k-$200k. Y’all complaining over $70k ? I know it’s a bit more than other houses but come on. 🙄

    • 70k for 200sqft, that’s 350 per sqft.
      That’s more expensive than a 2000sqft house worth 170k, which is 85 dollars per sqft.

    • It’s relative, housing costs vary across the country. So what someone considers affordable and fair will vary. But it’s also because people don’t all appreciate what custom built really means and how prices can actually vary by a lot.

      So there are people who tend to think the prices are standard when they’re really unique to each build and thus think all the prices are going up whenever they see a higher priced model… and many people don’t understand what they’re actually paying for and how many variables effect that cost.

      Though, it doesn’t help that what can add to the costs isn’t always something that someone can see and recognize as being the cause of the cost by just looking at the house.

      HRV/ERV, solar, water recycling systems, heavy duty construction, artisan built hardware, custom built furniture, smart home technology, the difference between types of windows, architectural details, etc. can all leave the house looking just like a lower cost house even though they add significantly to the value…

      While some people even compare to things that aren’t meant to be used as a full time home and think they’re equivalent when they’re not for what they’re comparing to in costs…

      That said, there are builders who can produce a similar house for less but that’s what’s good about an open market and people should just shop around to really know what’s available and educate themselves on why some things do cost more to really know whether they’re getting true value for what they are paying….

    • The way ZeoCyberG keeps replying, it makes me think they built this house.

      They keep talking about value in all of their posts, but fail to acknowledge that a 10yo tiny home on a trailer is going to depreciate. Which makes all of their blabbering moot.

    • Nope, have nothing to do with this house. Just believe people should be informed consumers!

      For example, everything ever built depreciates because nothing made will ever last forever.

      But some things will depreciate faster than others because not everything is built equally well or will erode equally as fast.

      Something like a RV will depreciate rapidly but a Tiny House can take decades to depreciate significantly because of these differences.

      But, if you want something to appreciate then it just has to be on a foundation and be in an area with appreciating values. Since what appreciates is land and by putting a structure on a foundation you’re tying the value of the house to the land and the local economy.

      Like look at old houses built before the 1950’s that are below 500 Sq Ft and you’ll see many of them appreciated!

      Like in Seattle, WA there was a 440 Sq Ft cottage built around 1920 that sold for around $450,000!

      While people can also rent a Tiny House to make it an income source that can end up paying them multiple times what it cost them…

      But not everyone is looking for a home to be an investment… Some people are actually more concerned about having a home be a home and living a life they actually want to have…

      Never mind long term costs are another thing that can significantly factor as a smaller house can cost far less over time and that value can easily be much more than it could ever appreciate.

      So there’s lots of different ways to look at it and not everyone is looking for the same thing but there are multiple ways it can pay off however you do it…

    • @poop… No, sq ft costs don’t translate to significantly different structures.

      A tiny house doesn’t have hallways, empty rooms, etc. that add to the total sq ft but don’t all cost as much as say the kitchen and bathroom.

      Everything in a tiny house is there because it’s needed and being used, with things like the bathroom and kitchen, which are the most expensive parts of any home, taking up to most of the total space.

      A 2000 Sq Ft house built that way would cost millions!

      Besides, the average cost of a new house nationally is over $300,000 for an average size of just over 2200 sq ft.

      Nor does sq ft factor things like how energy efficient the house is or how healthy it is to live in it.

      Many tiny houses are made with more environmentally friendly products and are extremely energy efficient with some reaching net zero standards.

      Most big houses are so inefficient that nationally houses account for about 41% of our total annual carbon energy footprint vs all vehicles only accounting for 29%, which is why they’re imposing increasingly higher energy efficiency standards on new construction…

      Nor will your typical big house be custom built for a specific owner like most Tiny Houses are… as having something custom built for you costs a lot more than basic mass produced products but you can get a lot of value from a custom product that you can’t from a mass produced one…

  7. “lots of storage and upgrade” Lol, vanity from Lowes for $200 is now an upgrade. I understand we live in a free market, and this bubble will burst eventually. Leaving all of these mom and pop businesses bankrupt, but all these no-name people must know that they aren’t creating something unsustainable. Maybe they are trying to cash in with 100% profit margins before they have their estate sales. Including the trailer, there is less than $20,000 of materials and maybe $10k of labor.

    There are some like Minimaliste (sp) that seem to build what they are charging for, but thats not the case with most of these.

    • robert hoffman Maybe that is why they are so busy. Randy is building his own shop on 38 acres, that the county is letting him buy. Cock County WANTS tiny homes! He is also bulding a community, on those acres. It is near Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.

  8. Incredible Tiny Homes.Com Will build everything this house has plus more. If you want in loft storage they will do anything you ask them to do. They built custom house that you draw up to what YOU WANT….. Half the price. Do there workshop & it’s even CHEEPER. But if your going to do extra work like that in the workshop. You better bring some help with you. You have 6 days to built your tiny home. They don’t do customs in there workshop. Watch Randy’s YouTube videos. They maybe long as an hour, but you learn a lot. And you pay HALF THE PRICE. When he reaches a 1M MARK on YouTube he’s going to give a house away.
    At there Jam fest they have given 2 house away & gave a USMC a house also. Randy is a good man & not trying to ripe people off like some of these other tiny house companies are doing. My big house only cost me $64,000.00 in 2000. So when I go tint it’s only going to be around $25,000.00. And I’m going to repurpose my campers bathroom, sinks, stove & trailer. I don’t need 2 stories for my tiny.
    Good luck to all who wants to go tiny. Call Randy. He’ll save you money!!!

  9. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Storage SPACE can never be “A TON of storage” space is not meaured in pounds! Nice floor though. What in the world were you thinking putting the microwave over the stove top with the electric cord hanging down? How dangerous! Back to the drawing board there people!

  10. I LOVE It! This is my dream house!! But….. since I’m only 15 and barley can buy my own clothes…. Ya….. it’ll be a while.

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