Welcome to Austin Tiny House. Thanks for visiting.
If you’re new to the tiny house concept, it’s mostly been about living more simply (getting rid of huge TVs, huge living spaces, huge mortgages, etc.), and reducing our environmental impact. Obviously your heating and cooling bills would be much less with 100 sq ft (9.3 sqm) versus an average house of 1500-2500 sq ft.
Thus far, most of the tiny houses being built are fairly up scale. Yes, they’re beautiful but they’re not affordable for most people. Yes, $50,000 is more affordable than $250,000 but the difference is that it’s a fairly straightforward process to get a mortgage. With a $50,000 tiny house… well, is it a house, a mobile home, an RV? If you can’t get a traditional mortgage, $50,000 isn’t as affordable.
Enter Austin Tiny House. Our goal is to make tiny houses affordable for the people who most want them – the first time homebuyer, the investor, the established family wanting a spare room for an aging parent. Few of those folks have an extra $50,000 laying around.
We bring the costs down by using mostly conventional building supplies. While we make them one at a time, we’re sticking with mainstream building supplies and methods as much as possible.
We like plug and play. Pull the trailer to your backyard, plug in the extension cord and garden hose and you’re set. No custom cabinets. No handmade windows. No fancy wood paneling. Simple, effective and affordable. No permits or special hookups required.
In upcoming posts, we’ll look at different building considerations for small buildings, green building, investing and other topics relevant to building or owning a tiny house. We’ll announce when we complete and list individual tiny houses.