10 Tiny Homes You Can Buy for $60K or Less

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Inspiration for tiny-house living can come from many avenues. Perhaps you’ve KonMari-ed your life into a perfectly downsized state and are ready to make the big move to small living. Or maybe you’re looking for a transportable micro-dwelling that allows you to wander from place to place. Whatever your needs, we’ve rounded up some budget-friendly tiny homes—including one wheelchair accessible model—that pack maximum design details into a small footprint. 


ESCAPE One is a transportable tiny home with 276 square feet of adaptable space. The Wisconsin–based tiny homes builder’s ESCAPE One model resembles a minimalist cottage with a shou sugi ban exterior and clean, pine interiors. The unit can sleep up to four people and the pricing starts at just under $50,000.

Designed and built by Oliver Stankiewicz and Cera Bollo—the husband-and-wife team of Canadian tiny home builder Summit Tiny Homes—this 22-foot-long, 175-square-foot contemporary tiny home called The Wanderer was built with mobility and adventure in mind. Constructed with an aerodynamic roofline, the home also features a compact, fold-down deck that's convenient for traveling. The stylish exterior is clad in a mixture of stained cedar and shou sugi ban siding. This model is available for $53,780. 

The Buster Tiny House is a customizable model from Build Tiny, a family-owned business that constructs exquisite tiny homes from their own workshop in Katikati, New Zealand. Featuring a lofty living space, lots of natural light, and a surprising amount of storage, this model is sheathed in two-tone corrugated metal and can be ordered either finished or unfinished, giving buyers customization options to meet their own specific needs. The basic shell starts at around $37,885 (NZ $55,600), with a turn-key version is priced at $69,845 (NZ $102,500).  

Sanctuary Tiny Homes builds beautiful, eco-friendly tiny homes, which are all customizable. They have two main models—Tiny Marta and Tiny Lucy, which begin at $55,000. Additionally, they offer tiny home shells starting at $17,000, which are perfect if you are looking for a DIY project. One-on-one design and construction consultations are also available.

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AL Tiny Homes is a tiny home company that serves the Southeast United States. With more than 20 years in design and construction, the company has five tiny home models available starting at $48,000. While the homes can be customizable as requested, they are typically built on trailer-based foundations for easy transport. The company handles everything from design to construction, including framing, roofing, siding, plumbing, and electrical.

Based out of Portland, Tiny Heirloom is a family-run business. Their custom homes feature a signature rustic-modern style and are built with wood siding, large windows, and modern appliances. The Vantage model shown here is customizable and starts at $44,995. 

Tiny Mountain Houses builds their tiny homes with three goals in mind: craftsmanship, comfort, and affordability. Their customizable models feature hand-selected wood and are available in both single-level and lofted floor plans. This model, the Little Tahoma Peak 18', starts at $46,750. Tiny Mountain Houses offices in Salem, Oregon, and Roseville, California.

L.A.-based Icelandic natives Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Miniarc created the 320-square-foot Iceland-inspired tiny dwelling Plús Hús to be a sustainable and useful solution for addressing the housing shortage in their adoptive home. The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is prefabricated at the company's mnmMOD’s facility in downtown Los Angeles, shipped flat pack, assembled with minimal waste and can be delivered anywhere in the U.S. starting at $37,000.

The Mohican from Modern Tiny Living is made by Amish craftsmen in Ohio and can be built in as little as eight weeks. This 20' tiny home has an unfinished contemporary exterior and a bright minimalist interior that packs all the essentials into a compact footprint and retails for only about $59,000.

At 220 square feet, The Wheel Pad's mission is to build socially-conscious, environmentally-friendly transitional housing for people newly using wheelchairs. Their universally accessible design can connect to an existing house or be accessed via an independent ramp and they offer customization options such as a composting toilet, and solar panels. Pricing starts at $60,000 with leasing available at $3,000 a month.

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