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Tiny homes are all the rage right now. People are learning to live without clutter and with a smaller impact on the environment for a pretty decent price. Here are some tiny homes that have been built for under $15,000.

The Movement

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Tiny homes can be seen all over the world now. They are a cheaper alternative to a large house and keep people from buying things they don’t need. They are also super customizable and easy to put together.

Cost Efficient

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The average cost of building a tiny home is about $23,000. That is just a small fraction of what buying a house costs. However, there are ways to build a tiny house for just $15,000 after doing some research.

Building on a Budget

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Scott Brooks kept his budget pretty tight when he built his tiny home. This cost $500 to build. It’s a one-room cabin in the Pacific Northwest and has everything he could ever want.

Only the Essentials

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As for the amenities, Scott has a shower and bathroom right outside of his tiny home. However, his favorite part is the large picture window that lets him see the beautiful area he lives in.

Making Do

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The one problem Scott faces is not having a refrigerator. Instead, he uses a cooler and leaves it outside of his home.

Getting Creative with Storage

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Scott has to get a little creative with how he stores things so his home doesn’t get cluttered. So, he uses the wall.

Installing Comfort

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A home has to be comfortable. So, Scott installed a futon where he sleeps and hangs out during the day.

Endless Possibility

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Not every tiny home is like Scott’s. There are some that are really amazing. Take these Binishell dome tiny homes for example. They are beautiful and also withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.

Original Plan

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The original purpose for a dome home was to survive flows of lava coming from Mt. Etna. They were used as emergency shelter buildings and only cost about $3,500 to build.

Sturdy Architecture

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Thanks to the dome architecture, this home is sturdier than the average home. It uses its internal strength rather than support beams.

Upgrading the Space

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You can always upgrade the dome home to make it bigger or even connect multiple domes together.

Using Recycled Materials

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Marcy Miller built her tiny home with recycled materials for just $500. It is 196 square feet and is perfect for Marcy.

Beautiful Interior

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You would never to expect the inside of a tiny home to look like this. It looks just like a normal home with a kitchen, bookshelves, and even a ceiling fan.

Spacious Kitchen

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The kitchen is actually pretty spacious. It has wooden countertops and a gas stove. It even has a shelf to keep plates and pots.

Tiny Family

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Many people think that tiny homes are good for just one person. Well, Marcy is now married and has a child and a Great Dane dog living in her tiny home. With all of the interior work, the grand total was $11,000 for her tiny home.

Living Up High

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Dave Herrle built his dream tree house for just $4,000. He got the idea at a New Year’s Eve party when he promised his wife that he would build her a vacation home. He finished it in just six weeks!

The High Life

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The house has an extended deck in the front where the couple can sit and enjoy the forest. Dave realized at the age of 27 that he needed to be in nature after hiking the Appalachian Trail. So, he now lives in the trees.

Charming Interior

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Dave was a master craftsman who thought of everything when building the home. He even made a wine bottle holder in one of the panels.

Romantic Escape

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The tree house is perfect for couples that want to get away and have a romantic weekend. The loft bed definitely saves space in this tiny home.

Making a Vacation Home a Reality

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Vacation homes can cost a fortune. So, some people are starting to buy tiny homes as their vacation home. Joshua Woodsman, an architect, has started a company that sells tiny vacation homes. One of his models is 107 square feet and can be built for about $3,000.

Arched Cabin

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Tiny homes have unique looks to them, especially when they use eccentric shapes like this arched home. Arched Cabins sells the building plans for this home. It is sold as a kit for just $6,000 and can be put together in just a day.

Cabin with Solar Power

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This tiny home is energy efficient and uses solar power to light it up. This person built it for just $2,000!

$500 Home

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If you’re really on a budget, you can build a tiny log cabin for just $500. It’ll definitely feel rustic, but it makes for a cozy shelter.

Simplicity

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This home is perfect for just one person and costs just $7,000 to build. It’s simple and doesn’t have any unnecessary appliances or decorations, but that just means you get to make it your own.

Living on Wheels

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This tiny home on wheels can be built for $10,000. This is perfect for people who don’t like staying in one place for too long. Just hook it up to a truck and go wherever your heart desires.