America is swept up in tiny-house fever - here's how much it'll actually cost to build one of your own
- Want to join the tiny-house movement? You can either buy a tiny house or build it.
- Building a tiny house is typically cheaper, but costs vary from less than $10,000 to more than $30,000.
- The cost boils down to a variety of factors, such as location, materials, and labor.
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Tiny houses are having a moment.
They're minimalist, portable, and environmentally friendly - and people are jumping on the lifestyle.If you want a tiny house of your own, you can either buy one - the median cost for one in the US is $59,884, according to The Spruce - or you can build one, which is typically cheaper.
It really all comes down to location, housing materials, and labor. Here are the general rules of thumb when it comes to setting a realistic budget for your tiny house.