Tiny houses on wheels have become more and more popular with each passing year. Many people who would not have thought of going tiny in the past are now considering buying a tiny house.
But how much do tiny houses on wheels cost?
The cost of buying a tiny house on wheels can range anywhere from $20,000.00 to $100,000.00. This range is generally based on the size of the tiny house but can also depend on the materials used in the build as well.
Also, keep in mind that there are a lot of options when it comes to tiny homes, and you may find some that fall outside of this range.
Let’s take a further look at how much you might spend on buying a tiny house by looking at some specific models that are currently for sale!
|Manufacturer & Model||Size||Price||Manufacturer’s Website|
|TumbleWeed – Roanoke||20′ x 8’6″ x 13’4″||$56,989||tumbleweedhouses.com|
|Randy Jones Originals – Where The Red Fern Grows||16′ x 8′ x 13’4′||$20,000||incredibletinyhomes.com|
|84 Lumber – Shonsie||16’4″ x 6’10” x 13’4″||$59,884||84tinyliving.com|
|Boxhaus – Pandora||25′ x 8’6″ x 13’4″||$59,000||boxhaus.com|
|Tiny Heirloom – Majesty||34′ x 8’6″ x 13’4″||$99,000||tinyheirloom.com|
1. The Roanoke by TumbleWeed
The Roanoke is a 20 foot long tiny home with room for two. It features a full bathroom, a kitchen, and a small sitting area with a loveseat that pulls out into a queen-size bed. There is also a small loft area, but it is small and meant more for storage than for sleeping.
This is a nice unit for people looking for a small tiny home that doesn’t require them to climb up into a loft bed each night. The downside, of course, is that you’ll need to pull your bed out and make it each night.
Also, this home lacks a dedicated dining area. Instead, the builders opted to go with a set of small benches in front of the kitchen area. This gives you a bit of extra storage space and more room when entering through the side door, which is located across from the kitchen.
The home is on the smaller side when it comes to tiny homes, but it does still weigh a total of 9,000 pounds dry. This means you could possibly tow it with a ¾ ton truck, but you’re probably better off with at least a 1-ton truck to be safe.
Prices for this model start at $56,959.
2. Where The Red Fern Grows by Randy Jones
This Randy Jones original home is named after the book, “Where the Red Fern Grows.” If you’ve ever read the book, you’ll see that this tiny home completely captures its essence. It definitely has a rustic look to it, and I could easily imagine it parked somewhere up in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Although it has a rustic design to it, the builders did equip it with modern spray foam insulation and modern appliances. It has a 19-gallon electric water heater and a mini-split heater and air conditioner so you can get all the luxuries of a standard home when hooked up to the grid.
With only 16 feet of space to work with, there isn’t much to this house. The front entryway leads you past a bathroom on one side and a kitchen on the other. Move past this area, and you’re in the living room/bedroom. There is also a small loft area in this tiny home as well, but it is also just for storage.
One of the nicest features of this tiny home is that it can be had for just $20,000.00.
People pay more than this for travel trailers, and they aren’t custom made like Randy Jones homes.
3. The Shonsie by 84 Lumber
84 Lumber has done a great job jumping into the tiny house market, and I’m surprised that the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes haven’t followed suit. They currently offer multiple models of tiny homes on foundations and tiny homes on wheels, otherwise known as THOWs on their website.
Their Shonsie model is a small 16’4″ model that is built to look like a modern cottage. I say modern cottage as this tiny home is by no means rustic looking.
The tiny home starts at the rear entryway where a 6 foot wide by 3-foot deep porch hangs. It cannot be folded up for travel, but it does have an integrated roof over the top of it, so you have a permanent outdoor space that you can use even in the rain.
Inside, you’ll immediately walk by a small sitting area with a table and underneath a small storage loft. Just past this is the bathroom and wrap-around kitchen. Overtop of the kitchen area is a large loft with a queen bed on top of it.
The tiny home can be bought as a shell without electricity, plumbing, or appliances, or it can be bought as a move-in ready unit. The shell model costs $22,884.00, and the move-in ready unit costs $59,884.00.
If you want to make the build even more DIY, you could opt to buy just the trailer and the build plans for $6,884.00.
4. The Pandora by Boxhaus
The Pandora by Boxhaus is 25 foot long tiny home with clerestory windows that completely wrap the entire tiny home and fill it with light. They combine this with a very bright interior that makes the home look a lot bigger than it is.
The layout is simple, and the back porch leads to an entryway that moves you directly into a small sitting area. This sitting area has enough room for a couch that faces a television and electric fireplace. It even has room in the corner for another small chair, so four people could presumably hang out inside.
Move past this, and you’ll find a kitchen that faces a bathroom. The walkway looks a bit constricting, but it’s more than functional for one or two people.
If you walk past this area, you’ll find the bedroom. The nice thing is that you won’t have to climb a ladder to get into it as it is at ground level.
The downside is that it only has enough room for the bed to be placed horizontally. This means that one person would have to climb over the other to get out of bed. Of course, climbing over a person is still much easier than climbing up and down a ladder, so it’s hard to find fault with this style of bedroom.
I was surprised to find that this tiny home was selling for only $59,000.00.
The Majesty by Tiny Heirloom
The Majesty tiny home is built on a gooseneck trailer, and it is 34 feet long. This places it on the larger side for tiny homes and allows more room for dedicated sleeping areas.
You’ll find a side entryway that allows people to move to their right to walk access the large galley kitchen and small living room area or to the right to access the large bathroom or the staircase that leads to the bedroom.
From the bedroom, a loft area can be accessed. This is perfect for couples traveling with kids. Alternatively, this entry to the loft can be closed off, and the loft opening can be accessed via a ladder that extends down into the kitchen area.
The home comes with a full array of appliances, including two wall heaters and a washer and a dryer.
It is also RVIA certified so it can travel through any RV parks without any trouble.
The final price of this tiny home is $99,000.00.
How Much Does it Cost to Have a Tiny House Moved
The cost of moving a tiny house will vary based on how you have it moved. Economically speaking, the best way to move a tiny home would be with your own truck. This would cost you around 30 cents a mile at today’s gas prices.
Of course, buying a truck just to move a tiny home every year or two might not be worth it. To have someone move the home for you with their truck, you’ll usually spend a flat fee somewhere between $300 – $500 dollars as well as a mileage fee.
The mileage fee is usually between 50 and 75 cents a mile.
How Much Does it Cost to Build Your Own Tiny House
The cost of building your own tiny house can range from as little as $5,000.00 to well into the six-figure ranges. This cost will depend primarily on how large you decide to go, what materials you decide to use, and whether or not you decide to use second-hand items.
People who buy used trailers and use salvage material and used appliances can often build homes at extraordinarily low rates.
On the other hand, some people decide to spend a lot of time and money acquiring unique materials they can find, and this can drive the price up considerably.
If you’re looking to save money when building your own tiny home, see our 4 Clever Ways to Cut Costs post.
One of the best features of buying a tiny home is the fact that you can basically name your own price.
The custom nature of these homes ensures that people with all different tastes and budgets can get what they want at the price they want.
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Maria is the founder of GoDownsize. While studying architecture in Denmark she became fascinated with designing living spaces for boats, tiny houses, RVs, and other small spaces.
She mainly writes about space optimization, interior design, and downsizing. She’s also in charge of our YouTube channel. Read more about Maria here.