Tiny homes have become more and more of a popular option for couples and families alike that are looking for cheap and space-efficient housing. For people who would rather spend money on experiences like traveling, small houses are perfect for staying somewhere comfortably for a short period of time. Planning out a tiny home can be difficult and finding matching tiny furniture and appliances to match can be complex job. Here’s the most efficient way to build and furnish a tiny home on a $10,000 budget.
Building and Contracting Tiny Homes
Tiny homes generally cost around $25,000 to build, but if you build one that’s under 20-24 feet long, 8-10 feet wide, and 13 feet tall, you can create a perfectly livable home for under 10 grand. The first thing to take note is that despite wanting to save money, it’s crucial to not skip any safety precautions when building. The most cost-effective thing to do is build your home yourself, because hiring labor can be incredibly expensive. You can learn to do just about anything through online videos in this day and age. This is great time to learn from other friends and family who have experience in contracting their own house.
Ways to Save Money Building Small Houses
The first thing you should understand when building tiny homes is that using and repairing second hand materials is also a great way to save cash and give your house more character. There’s also no shame in checking online for things that people will give away for free. Craigslist has become notorious for contractors that dump off enough extra supplies to build a tiny home, even including a trailer frame. Second hand supply stores may become your best friend when looking for appliances, paint, and furniture. Remember to check the culled lumber section at your local big box hardware store. Another great thing about building your own home is that you can build your home to fit your windows, instead of the other way around.
Kitchen and Bedroom Furniture for Small Houses
When it comes to kitchen storage, there’s nothing better than being able to use your wall space to hang and stack spices, utensils, and measuring cups. This way your smaller materials are not messily shoved in a drawer and they are not taking up any counter space either!
This storage table is build into the wall and can easily be flipped down to create a longer bench, more area for storing boxes and bins, as well as a place to eat or drink your coffee in the morning.
This bunk bed easily folds into a comfortable couch that will ensure you are not wasting space by having both in your tiny home. It can fit multiple people as both functions and is easily movable and storable if you want it out of the way. It’s the best way to make use of how tall your small house in fitting more people into one space.
What to Get Professional Help On
While it’s important to make smart financial decisions, it may be better to leave the more important and tactical things like electrical hardware or framing lumber to the professionals. Even consulting an experienced contractor may help you make smarter choices when building your tiny home. Lastly, let your friends and family know what project you are working on because it’s in many people’s best interest to help others! Doing this by yourself could take up to a year, so try to buy what you’ll need ahead of time so that you’re not missing anything when it comes to finishing it up the project.