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Tiny houses cost nothing to live in, almost....except if you want to move it. Tiny houses are built to be lived in all year round and most are extremely heavy. Way heavier than you might be able to pull with your pick up. Moving the tiny house can cost $3000 or so depending on distance, it can really add up if you don't have a permanent space.
We estimate that fully loaded, our tiny homes will weigh at least 12,000 pounds. This amount includes the trailer. This weight is safe for traveling.
originally posted by: Ghost147
Very good question. One I have contemplated, myself. As you can see in the graph at the top of the OP, the majority of tiny-home owners are over 50. I would say that you are very much correct in the fact that age can determine the design of the home. Fortunately, they do not cost a lot to build; so you could simply build another, or of course, plan ahead.
There are a number of tiny homes that do not have a loft at all, or any stairs, but instead make use of space-conscious furniture (such as Murphy beds and pull-out beds)
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
Ummm...I just built a 12'x16' shed for about $5000. No way a 400sq' cabin would be $4000. Maybe, if you cut all the wood yourself from your own property. You still have the cost of windows and a well/plumbing and insulation and heating/cooling. Probably some electrical too. As well as all the furniture/ finishing.
originally posted by: ketsuko
We have a 5-year-old. Not happening anytime soon.