- As Tiny Houses enter the Market as low as $3000, Realtors are concerned about how they will survive. No need to worry, realtors. Buyers still have to buy the land it sits on, or will need to lease some land. Some see this as a trend, but Amazon says they are sold out. Check out this tiny Houses on Amazon, that are totally sold out.
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Buyers still have to buy the land
To officially be considered tiny, the house has to be 400 square feet or less (excluding lofts), according to the International Code Council. Tiny living also comes in two different forms: movable (on wheels) or stationary (on a foundation).
But before you and your family start plotting your new, full-time tiny-house living, it’s important to remember that these cute creations still occupy a gray zone. So, in cases of Buying a Stationary model, the tiny homeowner must buy the land the house will sit on.
Two Big Drawbacks you must Present to Buyers
Costs don’t stop at construction. Since tiny homes put together many living needs into a small area, the highest costs may come from unforeseen sources—such as appliances.
You’ll probably have to pay good money for appliances in any new home, but these type of homeowners usually find themselves buying specific/portable appliances.
Buyers also must be aware of local regulations about what a tiny home needs in order to be up to code. Sounds silly, but you can’t forget about:
- Plumbing: A tiny house requires at least one separate bathroom.
- Stairs: Tiny homes are allowed to have stairs, including ladders, ship ladders, or alternative ways for people to reach the loft.
- Minimum ceiling height: The habitable living space must have a minimum ceiling height of 6 feet 8 inches. Bathrooms and kitchens can be a bit lower, at 6 feet 4 inches.
- Windows: A tiny house does not need a minimum number of windows, but has to meet the standard for emergency exits.
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