Tuesday, September 26, 2023
HomeLiving 2HomesWhy Are Tiny Houses So Expensive? Builder Shares Actual Costs &...

Why Are Tiny Houses So Expensive? Builder Shares Actual Costs & Important Considerations

Tiny House Costs + 🌏 Get exclusive NordVPN deal here ➵ https://NordVPN.com/exploringalternatives It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!✌ In this video, we’re chatting with D’Arcy from Acorn Tiny Homes about why tiny houses are so expensive. He got started in the tiny house world by building a DIY tiny home with his wife (where they live full time with their son) and then decided to start building for others. With more than 5 tiny houses under his belt, he has a unique perspective on the costs and considerations that go into building a tiny house on wheels.

You can follow and find out more about Acorn Tiny Homes here:

And you can tour a couple of D’Arcy’s builds here:
– Domek Tiny House

– Purple Heart Manor Tiny House

Some of the costs D’Arcy covers in the video include:
– Labour and paying staff including carpenters, cabinetmakers, designers, social media managers, etc.
– An indoor building facility (shop rent) to protect staff and materials during the build
– Materials, which have gone up in price dramatically due to inflation
– Trailers, which need to be specifically built to handle the weight of a tiny house
– Certification: In Canada, tiny homes are certified to CSA standards, and in the US there are a number of certifications, including but not limited to RVIA, NFPA, UL, etc.
– Tools: including woodworking, plumbing, metalworking, welding, etc.
– Custom: the added cost of designing and building a custom home compared to a model tiny home on wheels
– Profit: Despite wanting to build as affordable as possible, it’s also important to ensure that the business will be sustainable, which requires some profit

We hope this video helped shed some light on why the cost of a professionally built tiny house can be so much higher than a DIY build.

We want to thank everyone at Acorn Tiny Homes for letting us film them during a regular workday at the shop! Y’all are awesome and we appreciate you 🙂

Thanks for watching!


Website: www.exploringalternatives.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exploringalternativesblog
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringalternatives/


We want our channel and comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and contribute. For this reason, inappropriate or hateful comments will be reported and/or deleted.

Please discuss and debate respectfully, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube.


Music Credit: Exploring Alternatives

Editing Credit: Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credit: Exploring Alternatives

#tinyhouse #tinyhousemovement #tinyhousebuild


- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments