Loads of people are interested in considering the tiny house movement. Or, they might even just want guest accommodations in their back yard so that they could make additional income renting to AirBnB guests. No matter what your reason may be, there are a lot of options out there for you online with pre-made kits to build your very own tiny house. Here at InspiringHome, we have assembled the options of tiny houses you can buy for under $10,000.
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10. The Allwood Halmstad: $5,490
Small and straight-forward, the Allwood Halmstad looks very easy to build. It also has plenty of large windows to help bring in the natural sunlight during the day. Sure, it kind of looks like a shed, because it’s meant to be a shed. At only 116 square feet, you will have a really cramped living spaced, but it is great for an outdoor office.
9. The Allwood Claudia: $8,450
The Allwood Claudia is 209 square feet, and it actually looks like a house. The building has two French doors, and it comes with beautiful Nordic wood planks. This could be an amazing art studio or garden office. And it is just big enough to turn into a bedroom for a guest, a pool house, or even a game room for the kids.
8. Lillevilla Escape $5,350
The Lillevilla Escape truly does deserve its name, because it looks like a small cabin you would see in a resort or campground. The interior is only 113 square feet, which means you might be able to fit some bunk beds and a place to sit, but not much else. It should still be great for a backyard office or pool house.
7. The Allwood Sommersby: $8,560
The Allwood Sommersby is slightly larger than many of the other models on this list, coming in at 176 square feet. This should be enough room for you to transform it into a tiny house living space, or an outdoor office. The home is made of Nordic Spruce Wood, and just like all of the other Allwood homes, the wood planks arrive, and you have to assemble it yourself with a team of people.
6. The Allwood Sunray: $8,890
At 162 square feet, this Allwood Sunray tiny house barely has enough to fit most of your living essentials, but it sure does look beautiful! The windows in the front help to bring in loads of sunlight, and it is ideal if you have a front porch area, like what is shown in the picture.
5. The Lakewood: $9,900
The Lakewood Storage Shed truly does look like a small house with French doors that open to the main space, and a little front porch. There is also plenty of space for a loft. The only snag is that this building does not come with a floor. In some US counties, once you had a permanent floor or foundation, it is no longer a “shed” and will raise your taxes. You may need to make your own floor, or consult your local municipality.
4. Best Barns Arlington: $8,705
Sure, this is “Arlington” style shed is technically a barn, but it would be easy to convert into a tiny house. The structure of the building is 12×24 feet, and the ceiling is high enough to include a loft. In the photo, you can see that this family had decided to give this building to their daughters as a play house…That’s a pretty expensive gift, we’d say.
3. The Montana: $7,995
This next tiny house is reminiscent of a log cabin. The kit includes at 12 ft. 5 in. x 18 ft. 10 in. house with a 12 ft. 5 in. x 7 ft. front porch. Some customers have chosen to paint it, while others keep the natural wood. It it worth checking out the photo gallery of The Montana interior on the Home Depot website. As you can see from the photo above, someone chose to use it as a small building for people to pay for their purchases at a plant nursery.
2. The Allwood Sunslider: $6,995
This house is called the “sunslider” for good reason. It is surrounded by sliding glass doors that bring in the light and air to the outside world. It looks perfect for anyone who wants to use this as a little writing office. If you wanted to use this as a tiny house, you should put up curtains for privacy. Yes, sunlight is good, but someone seeing you when you’re changing is not! And it may tend to get very hot in the summer.
1. The Allwood Mayflower: $6,995
The Allwood Mayflower has an adorable curved roof, which makes it a very unique design. The interior is a total of 117 square feet. Check out the Amazon listing, which has examples of what it looks like on the inside once it is furnished. This house looks perfect for an outdoor office or pool house.
Shannon Quinn is the editor-in-chief of InspiringHome.org