5 tiny homes under $30,000 you can buy right now

When you're looking into downsizing, probably one of the most important reasons to do so is to save money. With an average of $265,900 for a single-family home in the US - according to YCharts, tiny homes sound like a very good option for those on a tight budget. However, it should be noted that, according to Forbes, the average price for a tiny home is between $200 to $400 per square foot, and that actually makes tiny homes pricier than an average regular home. According to Zillow, the median price in the US for a traditional house is $128 per square foot. It also should be noted that the price of tiny homes usually doesn't include the land. 
If you're wondering how's it possible that, comparatively, a tiny home is more expensive than a regular-size one, Tiny House for Us notes that the high-quality materials used by many tiny home builders and the design options you choose are what increases the price tag. Take the example of Brittany and Dan Gibeau. They recall how they built their tiny house in an article posted by Teton Gravity: "During our initial research, we came across several fairly basic tiny houses supposedly built for $20,000, but by the time we added solar, propane appliances necessary for off-grid living, and a variety of high-end non-toxic materials, our house cost closer to twice that amount."
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Nevertheless, there are still many benefits in downsizing to a tiny house. The Tiny Life notes that building your own tiny home averages $23,000, adding that "55% of the tiny house people have more savings than the average American, with a median of $10,972 in the bank." Forbes keeps on adding that mid-range tiny homes' price is in between $20,000 and $40,000. We've selected for you 7 tiny homes available for sale in this price range. 
1. The Half/Half, by Monarch Tiny Homes
Price: $22,000
Square Footage: 170
Location: San Diego, CA.
Highlights: new trailer, completely insulated. Water, sewer, gas and electricity lines are pre-installed. 
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Price: $19,000
Square Footage: 160. 
Location: Florida. 
Highlights: available for sale or trading for a "nice trailer and some money." Cedar and pine wooden interior, "high-quality craftsmanship," full bathroom and kitchen.
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Price: $27,000
Square Footage: 220
Location: Florida.
Highlights: loft bedroom plus daybed downstairs. Washer/Dryer combo. Complete bathroom. Awesome bohemian vibe. Live in a tiny homes community. 
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Price: $28,000
Square Footage: 230
Location: Bon Aqua, Tennesse.
Highlights: beautiful cedar sided exterior, pinewood floors. Interior isn't completely finished, but the owner is willing to negotiate on doing some interior work. Bedroom loft and lots of windows provide a very bright interior. 
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Price: $22,500
Square footage: 300 with loft
Location: Harper, Texas
Highlights: complete kitchen and bathroom, bedroom and loft. It also comes with a sitting area. Stainless steel countertops. 
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Price: $18,000
Square footage: 160
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Highlights: White pine interior with cedar built-ins and framing. Kitchenette and complete bathroom, both with plenty of storage. Double bunk beds and closet. "Comes with wooden Ikea convertible sofa, Ikea table with matching stools, end table, and large Magic Chef refrigerator/freezer."
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Price: $22,000 or best offer
Square Footage: 200
Location: Nokomis, Illinois
Highlights: fully functional tiny house on wheels with Western cedar inside and outside. 2 sleeping lofts and a multifunctional room, fully working kitchen and bathroom. 
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