Nothing says peace and quiet quite like the Arizona desert. Those who are lucky enough to travel to this amazing state will learn that Arizona citizens cherish quiet small living.
Which begs the question, how does Arizona stack up when it comes to tiny house living? Well, it should come as no surprise that this vast state welcomes downsized lifers with open arms.
Where are the tiny houses in Arizona?
Whether you are settling into your tiny cabin in the desert or overlooking a sunset from your tiny house porch in the mountains, Arizona provides the perfect climate and background for tiny house living!
But, does Arizona offer more when it comes to tiny house living than just a picturesque landscape?
Here is everything we found out about tiny house living in Arizona as well as some amazing places to check out!
Tiny House Projects You Can See In Arizona
While the tiny house movement has been slow to pick up pace in Arizona, it is finally becoming more and more robust.
This means that along with more houses for sale, there are more certified builders and tiny house events taking place.
This means that you will have more options when it comes to navigating the tiny house market.
More importantly, this means that the interest in tiny house living will only continue to grow over the years in Arizona.
Here are some of our favorite projects that are taking place is the hot and sunny Arizona:
Uncharted Tiny Homes
Uncharted Tiny Homes is a certified tiny house building company that has become a gem in Arizona. They have a decade of experience when it comes to zoning and building beautiful tiny houses across Arizona.
The one thing that really draws me to this company is its bright and unique home designs. From the brightly colored door frames to the dark kitchen countertops – design is at the forefront of these tiny homes.
This company has over 10 different tiny house designs ranging in prices from $40,000 to $70,000 making them very affordable.
I personally love the “Flat” design. This traditional style tiny house is adorned with precious little touches like wooden archways and pine wood paneling.
Best of all, Uncharted Tiny Homes offers to finance for those who are looking to making the leap. This means that owning the tiny house of dreams is certainly within your reach!
For more information on Uncharted Tiny Homes, check out our references link below!
Tiny House Developers
The other big, tiny house developing project company in Arizona is the Tiny House Developers. This tiny house company specializes in custom-built tiny houses. This means that you can be a part of the planning and designing process.
This is a great way to ensure that you are getting exactly what you want.
Of course, this is especially important when it comes to building a place that will one day become your home.
However, Tiny House Developers offer much more than just a great design and build. The number one thing they are known for is their consultation process.
This is the best way to make sure that all of your bases are covered when it comes to knowing what you need from a tiny house.
Also, they can help with obtaining proper zoning and finding the best piece of land for your tiny house. My favorite service that they offer is the house tours. This way, you can tour their beautiful custom-built tiny houses in hopes of finding inspiration for your own.
Check out our references link below to learn more about Tiny House Developers!
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Tiny House Tours in Arizona
I am a big believer in trying it before you buy it. This is especially important when it comes to buying a home – no matter the size! You wouldn’t buy a traditional-sized home before touring it first.
So, how can you be expected to buy a tiny house without at least giving it a walkthrough first?
However, touring a tiny house before you are even close to ready to buy is also a good idea. This way, you can really start to imagine yourself living the downsized lifestyle.
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Here are some of the best tiny house tours and events happening throughout the year in Arizona:
Tumbleweed House Tours
The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is well respected among the tiny house community. They have been a central part of the movement since the beginning.
From offering amazing tiny house models to resources for those just getting into downsized living – they have you covered. So, it is no surprise that they would also offer an amazing tiny house touring experience.
While Tumbleweed Tiny House Company isn’t located in Arizona, they do bring one of their largest events to the sunshine state every year.
In fact, they offer a multi-city experience for Arizona, visiting four different cities in a short amount of time. Here you can browse thousands of homes that are both for rent and for sale.
You can also hear testimonials from other tiny house residents singing the praises of this amazing company. This is a great “no-risk” way to dip your toe into tiny house living.
To catch the tour on the road, check out our references link below!
Arizona’s Best Home Show
Did you know that Arizona is on the cusp of exploding when it comes to downsized living?
Soon, the state will vote on a bill that allows for the proper zoning and building of tiny homes across the whole state. While many cities welcome tiny houses, not everywhere is a tiny house friendly.
This is why this statewide bill is such an important step for the movement. This is why one of the biggest events for homeowners in Arizona is now offering a downsized experience.
The Arizona Best Home Show has been a trade show in Arizona for years, where people can view new home models as well as some really cool upgrades.
Now, you can not only see traditional homes but mini homes as well! This event takes place once a year in the heart of Pheonix and welcomes over 1000 venders and even more visitors each year.
Here you can tour beautifully built tiny houses and get a feel for what it might be like to live in one. You can also be connected directly with certified builders and developers to help you create the home of your dreams.
To find out the dates for the next Best Home Show, check out our references link below!
Renting Vs. Owning in Arizona
There is no doubt that Arizona is on the verge of becoming one of the best places to build a tiny house in America. But, there are several different factors that go into making a commitment, like owning a tiny house.
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For instance, what if you buy a tiny house only to find that this way of life isn’t meant for you?
While some are ready to jump in with full force, others like to plan out each move carefully.
If you’re like me, you definitely have to try it out first!
Here are some of the best ways to rent or own a tiny house in Arizona!
Renting a Tiny House
Renting a tiny house in Arizona is the best way to go for those who are unsure if downsized living is right for them. However, there are not many tiny house long-term rentals available in Arizona.
The best resource I have found is The Glamping Hub. This has been a great resource for tiny house owners across the country for years.
My favorite feature is that you can search to see what tiny houses are available for rent in your own area. In Arizona, there are hundreds of listing of tiny houses ranging in styles available for short-term rent.
While long-term rentals may be hard to come by, it doesn’t mean that they are impossible. Many times, listers are open to going into a long-term contract rental – all you have to do is ask!
However, it may come at a higher price point. The average cost of renting a tiny house per month is around $350. This is far more than you can expect to pay for financing your own tiny house.
Owning a Tiny House
Purchasing a tiny home in Arizona is far easier than renting. This is because you have some amazing companies that specialize in the production and sale of tiny houses.
Companies like Uncharted Tiny Homes are a great place to start looking. However, there is another way!
Private sales of tiny houses are also another great way to find a home of your own. This means that you will be buying a previously owned home that is being sold from the owner directly.
While this doesn’t give you as many options when it comes to customization, it does allow you to get a great deal.
On average, tiny houses sold through private deals in Arizona run around $50,000. That is far less expensive than the national average of $75,000. One thing to keep in mind with private sales is that you will be responsible for finding your own financing either through a bank or personal loan.
Arizona truly is a magical state.
With bright orange sunsets to miles and miles of a vast desert, it is the perfect place to envision your tiny house.
Luckily for you, Arizona is very welcoming to people seeking the downsized life. Just make sure to do your research. There are plenty of communities and resources available in Arizona, most right at your fingertips.
So, let that dream of sleeping under a sky full of stars without any noisy traffic in earshot become your reality.
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.