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Could you live in 89 square feet of living space?
Yes, you could. We all could. If Jay Shafer can do it, so can you.
Jay is owner of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses and is making a statement in regards to the real estate market that we find ourselves in lately.
Let’s be real.
Okay…so it may not necessarily be an ideal living situation for you.
I get it. But, the general idea is to size down and become more efficient these days. The trend is to become more efficient in your housing thoughts and how you can put those thoughts into practice.
Jay offers plans for small homes ranging in square footage from 67 sq. ft. to 837 sq. feet.
The Bodega is a highly adaptable, small house plan. Very versatile…very cool.
It’s portable, but not really meant to be. Find a nice little plot in God’s country and make it your new homestead.
It calls for 261 sq. ft with an option for an additional 356 sq. ft. for an add-on bedroom.
Estimated material costs range from $22,500 to $29,500.
If you’re not much of a carpenter, you should visit Building-Cost.net to enter some general info on the type of home you envision and get a general cost for your future efficient small home.
The Tiny House Cost to Build Guide should give you some more great info to get your new project started.
Interested in a few testomonials to give you some feedback? Houses this small are very much the exception, but, small houses seem to be the latest real-life housing situation that we find ourselves in.
That’s not a bad thing because the smaller the home, the less it will take to maintain it and the energy it uses will be much less.
I started as a home-stalker… visiting brand new homes under construction in the neighborhoods near my house. That inspired me to write about home building and home renovation projects — chronicling homes during different phases of construction from a consumer's point-of-view. Basically, the tips you'll find in my articles are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building or remodeling a quality home.