This might be the cheapest housing option we’ve seen. We have a lot of different ideas, from prefabs and metal buildings to tiny houses to anything else you might be interested in. This idea fits right in with a few other, more unusual but inexpensive ideas.
Old Hickory sheds are available for less than $1500. This price is for the model with windows and a small porch. It looks almost like a little home — definitely compares with cabins and tiny homes. But it’s really a shed. These “utility style” playhouses are sold along with their sheds, which are sold as “barns”, “lofted sheds” and “utility sheds.” They’re as big as cabins with a minimum of 12 X 24 dimensions (you can get bigger) and walls that are 8 feet high. They have a porch and 2 X3 windows, a 9 lite door with a window and sash. As you can see in the photo, these are being used as residential or semi-residential buildings.
And they have smaller ones with less fancy builds that cost even less — like under $1000. Imagine how one of these sheds would look as a tiny house. You could even mount it to a truck to tow around. Note though that they aren’t built for that — it’s just an idea for transport — so you wouldn’t necessarily want to take them on the highway or over any rough ground.
It may not meet the building code for a home, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t use one as a cabin so long as you don’t break any zoning. These could be used as a small guest cabin in the yard. You could easily put a shed on it, and this one is designed to look like a tiny home cabin. What if you put everything you normally put in cabins in there, including a bed?
In addition to size options, you have the option of choosing roof options (black or dark brown, evergreen or weathered wood), as well as metal woods available in four colors.
When you order a cabin, they offer a variety of building options. A tiny cabin could come with different sizes of windows, including double-paned ones, doors, such as double wooden doors, garages (if you’d like to store things or a vehicle inside), shelves, workbenches, lofts and porch railings. You can order your tiny home cabin in any way you like, as long as you stick to the basic rectangular shape with windows, a front door, and a porch.
The company that makes these sells (either prefabricated or assembled on site if they can’t be shipped for whatever reason) and rents them. So you could always rent one first. Rent to Own is also an option. They also come with a 5-year warranty.
The sales lot also offers free delivery and setup. Here’s what you need to know, because I think anyone considering this option will want to know: “Buildings on the sales lot are usually delivered within five week days (weather permitting). Ordered Treated & Fir buildings can usually be delivered within 10 to 15 days (weather permitting). Ordered Metal and Painted buildings can be delivered in 15 to 20 working days (weather permitting). Note: Buildings with non-standard metal colors will require an additional week. No site preparation is required (if the site is accessible by truck and/or trailer and is no more that 3 feet out-of-level). The free setup includes leveling using concrete blocks supplied by the customer and pressure-treated shims supplied by the driver. Drivers can provide concrete blocks at a minimal cost. “First 30 miles are free, after 30 miles there is a charge.”
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