Everything is bigger in Texas...including Tiny Homes
Not only do you get a beautiful and large sky to look at each day, you also get lots of land to spread your wings and be comfortable. But that largeness does not mean you have to build a Texas sized mansion to live in.
One of the bigger trends in this state is the ability to buy a lot of land with a tiny home on it. That way you can downsize your expenses without sacrificing a lot of outdoor living space.
The cost of a tiny home in Texas
Be prepared to experience some sticker shock. Some people assume that a tiny home comes with a tiny price. While these homes do cost less than most traditional homes, their prices are not exactly tiny.
Then you have to add the value of the land to the purchase price and you may need some smelling salts to revive you once you see their prices. The range of prices goes from $10,000 to $180,000 just for the home alone.
The good news is that the average cost of a tiny home is between $30,000 and $40,000. Then add the land value into that price. The actual cost of the land will vary due to the size you want to purchase.
In all if you are looking to save money, it will be in the long run and not in the initial cost of the home.
The good news on tiny homes with land in Texas
When you are looking to downsize to a tiny home the good news is that if they are already built on a foundation and comes with a nice chunk of land, all the hard work is done for you.
You just need to purchase it like you would a traditional home and once the home is on a foundation it should be easier to get a mortgage. The previous owners already went through and met all the Texas regulations tiny homes have to meet to qualify as a permanent residence.
A pre built home will have successfully met the following:
If the tiny home you are looking at doe snot meet those requirements, then move on to the next choice on your list.
Some final words
Even the tiny home friendly Texas town of Spur will fine owners if the tiny home doe snot meet their regulations and laws. This is something you have to double check before you buy.
But most pre built tiny homes with land should have met all the laws and regulations and once you pay the purchase price you can move right in like you would a traditional home.
All you have to do is get over the sticker shock of the cost of a tiny home with land in Texas.