Simplicity at Its Finest
Reminiscent of a tree house, The Crib (available in three models) is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a retreat. Its purveyors do more than design; they can also help you and your contractor determine if land is suitable, before you guy. After a foundation has been set, the prefab structure is delivered and assembled in two to three weeks' time. The most basic costs just under $60,000.
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A Home on Wheels
Anyone subject to wanderlust can appreciate an on-the-go home, particularly one that doesn't require a special permit for towing. Whether the destination is out west or up the coast, the Mica by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has everything you need: kitchen, bath, bedroom, and even a space for entertaining. If you're willing to put in the manpower yourself, materials start at $29,000. Need it in a hurry? Buy it pre-built for $60,000.
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DIY with a Little Help
If you want to go it alone but need a roadmap, Four Lights Houses offers a variety of plans for purchase. For as little as $149, you can obtain the blueprints, materials list, and all the general know-how you'll need to get started.
Small-Scale Real Estate
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