Image courtesy Mint Tiny House Company
There’s no question that the tiny home movement has turned into something not so tiny. The trend of rejecting a typical sized house and downsizing to a few hundred square feet has become much more than a fad. And it’s not too much of a surprise because an affordable tiny home can simplify sustainable living and expand your freedom!
Some choose to build their own tiny home. But if you aren’t the DIY type, tiny home builders have got you covered with ready-to-go and custom, incredible tiny home options. Read on to find 20 tiny home manufacturers to match any budget or style. (And when you’re done, check out these inexpensive, sustainable homes almost anyone can afford!)
A tiny home doesn’t have to feel cheap to be affordable
ESCAPE Homes Rice Lake, WI
ESCAPE Homes has been designing and building award-winning tiny homes for 25 years. The company was built with a mission to say goodbye to traditional tiny homes that feel small, dark, and cramped. With designs inspired by the Prairie-style resort cottages at Canoe Bay in northwest Wisconsin, ESCAPE tiny homes are all about openness, space, and plenty of natural light!
All ESCAPE tiny homes are less than 400 square feet and feature luxurious panoramic windows, full kitchens, large bathrooms and first-floor bedrooms, plenty of storage, and off-grid options. They’re built with eco-conscious construction and energy efficiency in mind, using sustainable wood, high R-value insulation, low-e thermo pane windows, and more.
Tiny homes are all about freedom, says ESCAPE Homes founder Dan Dobrowolski:
Tiny homes for most customers are an ESCAPE… from clutter, mortgages, huge carbon footprints, and wasteful mini and mega mansions. ESCAPE Homes is in step with so many current trends while also fulfilling two traditional American needs: Freedom of movement and owning your own home.
Photo by Studiobuell Photography
NEW FRONTIER DESIGN NASHVILLE, TN
Offering five different turnkey tiny homes on wheels, New Frontier Design focuses on striking modern designs with large expanses of glass—unusual in an affordable tiny home. The budget-conscious Luna is clad in matte-black corrugated steel and the innovative lighting package shows off the sloped roofline. Whereas the top-of-the-line Escher “family home” sleeps up to six and features a striking combination of charred cedar, Red Western Cedar, and metal siding. The leadership team prides itself on unique interiors:
The Alpha Tiny House. Our original, innovative, versatile house that proves a tiny house doesn’t mean compromising the amenities and functionalities of a full-size home. Its multifunctional furniture, clever storage, and utilization of natural light combine with a rustic, industrial, chic aesthetic to create a home unlike any other.
MINI MANSIONS TINY HOME BUILDERS ST. PETERS, MO
With more than 10 models of tiny houses to choose from, Mini Mansions Tiny Home Builders have options that suit every buyer’s need. Featured on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters, the “Chic Shack” and “Relax Shack,” are perfect for those who want to finish the interiors themselves (hence the lower price tag). The exterior is all set to go, though, with pops of color that will turn heads—the antithesis of a cheap tiny home.
This tiny home manufacturer believes that tiny house living will give you a happier, more relaxed life.
We will never put ourselves in a position again to LIVE TO WORK. Our Tiny House and our idea of simpler living will ensure a simple life. We hope we can inspire others to live simpler as we have been inspired by other tiny homeowners. We can help you achieve that goal by building you a tiny home. Every aspect of the construction that goes into a tiny house is truly built with love, we know first-hand what this tiny home means to someone. Simply said, it means FREEDOM. Financial freedom, geographical freedom, government freedom, mental freedom, and many more freedoms that haven’t been thought of yet.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TINY HOUSES DURANGO, CO
This quirky company—Colorado’s “most established tiny home builder”—will build you a custom tiny house while taking your style and budget into consideration. Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses makes tiny homes that are specifically suited for mountain living, an homage to the state that they call home and to their mission of simple living. Despite their ability to add all sorts of fancy details, they really do emphasize the simplistic, minimalist philosophy of having a tiny home.
Our philosophy is built on the notion that shelter should be a place of pride and comfort, yet one of simplicity and affordability,” says the Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses website. “A person of modest means should be able to own a home outright and be able to go play and explore the mountains as they see fit, not be weighed down by a mortgage and maintenance.
Mint Tiny House Company Vancouver, BC
Mint Tiny House Company is powered by a love of nature and a dream of creating living spaces that are kind to the natural world around us. A Canada-based company, Mint was created with a goal of reducing their carbon footprint and helping aspiring tiny home owners in Canada and the US do the same.
This tiny home manufacturer features sleek, modern designs that ooze the cozy charm of a much-loved home while providing the freedom to travel and explore all the natural wonders the country has to offer. The Park Models are all 400 square feet or less, and they’re the perfect embodiment of functional, spacious—yes, spacious!—living. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that all Mint Tiny Houses come fully equipped with a roomy kitchen and high-end appliances.
Just read this glowing customer review:
I absolutely love my new Tiny Home! Mint Tiny House Company did an amazing job, and they have a great team of people. I customized my design and they made it happen! Thank you.
AMERICAN TINY HOUSE LONGVIEW TX
These tiny houses are virtually maintenance-free and can be purchased completely done or with the interior left for you to DIY. They’re also shipped anywhere in the continental US for free! One of their special offerings is “extreme insulation” that provides a tight seal, resulting in increased energy efficiency up to 50%. That translates into short- and long-term savings. Pair that with solar energy and you have a perfect equation for an off-the-grid living experience.
Benefits of ATH’s Spray Foam:
- High “R” value
- Makes structure up to 30% stronger
- Improves indoor air quality
- Healthy, completely nontoxic (no HFC, HCFC’s, formaldehyde or asbestos)
- Safe for chemically sensitive persons
- Spray foam’s bonding agent adds increased strength to structure
- Detours insects and rodents
- Prevents mold and mildew
- Reduces noise pollution
- Allows for downsized HVAC equipment
TINY MOUNTAIN HOUSES SALEM, OR
Taking inspiration from the mountain ranges across North America, Tiny Mountain Homes has 18 different affordable tiny home models to choose from, plus RVIA certification. Tiny Mountain Houses look nothing short of luxurious on the inside. They also deliver to all 50 states!
Tiny Mountain Houses enthusiastically offers almost anything you are looking for.
Tiny Houses are a way to travel in comfort, to downsize a hectic lifestyle, or to make that “cabin in the woods” (or on the lake, or on the beach, or on the top of the mountain) an option without sacrificing quality, craftsmanship, comfort, or affordability. Offering rustic designs as well as modern homes, we have something to suit everyone’s needs. As a young company, located out of Salem, Oregon, we have an eagerness to jump into new projects, offering flexibility and openness to your input in ways that larger companies are unable to do.
INCREDIBLE TINY HOMES MORRISTOWN, TN
Some of the most creative tiny homes we’ve stumbled upon, such as “The Hobbit,” are created by this custom-build company. Styles of these tiny homes take inspiration from different cities within the United States, with photos on their website showing how truly versatile tiny houses can be!
Check out this rave review from their first customer:
I was Randy Jones’ very first customer. I bought his famous hobbit house and have been in it over a year. It is awesome in every way, shape, and form. There’s no up-keep and hardly any maintenance at all. You will love a 15 minute total clean-up vs a bigger house that takes all day to clean. Randy is a master craftsman that bar none is the most trustworthy person I know on the planet. And believe me, I don’t trust too many people.
TIMBERCRAFT TINY HOMES GUNTERSVILLE, AL
These little guys are so charming, it’s like they walked right out of Pinterest! It’s not every day that homes come with butcher block countertops, central air/heat, and stainless-steel appliances with purchase. But Timbercraft makes that their standard. The team here will work with your set budget to design a custom build. Plus, if you’re in the area, they can build your house on skids rather than wheels, if you so desire.
We love Timbercraft’s philosophy of slowing down:
If you only had to work half as much as you do now to pay for your dwelling how would you spend your time? Would you travel the world? Write a book? Learn to fly? Free yourself from the rat race and live the simple life.
TINY HOME BUILDERS DELAND, FL
This company has it all: prefabricated homes, build-it-yourself plans, and online workshops to teach you how-to build an affordable tiny home. Their site is absolutely loaded with helpful resources like a savings goal calculator, construction codes and calculators, insurance options, financing options, an energy consumption calculator, a tiny house map for you to find like-minded individuals and tiny house communities, a tiny house marketplace where you can buy or sell a tiny house or ADU, and much, much more.
Dan Louche, owner of Tiny Home Builders, literally wrote the book on Tiny House Design and Construction. Chapters cover downsizing, custom designs, materials, construction… even places to park!
LIBERATION TINY HOMES LANCASTER, PA
The couple that runs this small business believes in blending traditional and modern ways of life, and their incredible tiny homes do just that. If you’re on the fence about making a purchase of any cheap tiny home, Liberation offers a rental program to get the immersive experience of life in an comfortable, affordable tiny house. Go back to tiny home basics with styles from super-simple to traditional. If you’re unsure about what direction you’d like to go, the folks at Liberation Tiny Homes will hold your hand every step of the way.
Check out this review:
I have been living in my tiny house since early spring, having witnessed the manifestation of this jewel of a house all last winter. Every day I wake up in my loft and am in awe of the precision and beauty of the construction of this house. I wasn’t the easiest client for James, and it took longer than necessary for the house to come to fruition because I had no clear vision of what I wanted. But the man is patient yet firm, keeping things in balance for his business while working with my indecision. For me, it just wasn’t just about building a house for my retirement, it was a process of self-realization. And finally, James didn’t just turn me out to pasture when it was a done deal. Gentleman that he is, James has made sure things were right and working when I needed help as I was adjusting to living in my tiny house.
TINY LIFE CONSTRUCTION GREENSBORO, NC
Embracing challenges and owning your freedom is what Tiny Life Construction is all about. This North Carolina tiny home manufacturer is all about helping you find your next adventure. You can choose from three different models or work with them to make your own.
We love the philosophy and culture embedded in this brand:
At Tiny Life Construction, we are passionate about embracing new challenges. We believe releasing the clutter in our lives is the only way we’ll be free to jump into our next adventure. We want to get out of how life used to be and start chasing how life should be. We believe change should be embraced, not feared. We desire a new beginning where “simplicity” is part of our daily vocabulary. We want to choose what we see outside our front door, and we want to own where we lay our head at night. We want to own our freedom.
AL TINY HOMES MT. OLIVE, AL
As a member of the National Organization of Alternative Housing (NOAH), AL Tiny Homes believes in building their tiny homes to the highest standards of safety, energy efficiency, and structural soundness. Servicing the Southeast states, this company offers a complimentary design consultation to help you dream up your own incredible tiny homes, or will work with you on a plan you already have started.
AL Tiny Homes shares these benefits of tiny house living:
- Significantly lower monthly energy bills
- Fewer items and materials weighing you down
- Tranquil, easy to manage, and overall simpler space
TUMBLEWEED TINY HOUSE COMPANY SONOMA, CA
Probably one of the first to take off with tiny home designs in 1999, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has lovely classic models, as well as building plans for the DIYer. As the largest Tiny House producer in the US, Tumbleweed has seen the evolution of tiny houses, and their quality systems, production processes, materials usage, recycling, and other environmental practices have earned the highest level green certification.
- Heat Recovery Ventilation System keeps your air quality fresh and helps prevent condensation
- Non-emitting insulation made from recycled materials
- Ductless and efficient heating and air conditioning
- Dual pane energy efficient windows
- Low-flow water fixtures
- Composting options
- Energy efficient appliances and lighting
- Certified lumber, sheathing, and subfloor
- Excess materials recycled offsite or donated to the Restore
OREGON COTTAGE COMPANY EUGENE, OR
Oregon Cottage Company believes in simplicity within all aspects of their company. From design to contract and building, Oregon Cottage handles the rest! These cute and cozy cottages are all 20 ft long but vary in price due to extras like skylights or an enlarged loft.
Oregon Cottage Company is committed to protecting the environment:
Our principles of simplifying our clients’ lives is directly linked to our material selections and building convictions. Just starting out “tiny” is 90 percent of the solution: 24-40 percent of the solid waste stream in the US is construction and demolition waste. By simply living in a smaller, more efficient home we are greatly limiting this waste and energy consumption. Being on wheels also is a huge help, since there is more flexibility relocating with your home. The average US family moves every 10 years.
FOREVER TINY HOMES ANDERSON, CA
Liberty Cabins is now Forever Tiny Homes. They are proud to state that its “standard” is their competitor’s “upgrades.” Their tiny homes and ADUs carry RVIA certification, which can help with financing. Forever’s 24-foot Tiny Home has both a downstairs bedroom plus an upstairs loft, a deep double-sided kitchen sink, large countertops, an instant water heater, and hard Maple cabinets. All homes are sold on wheels, providing ease of transportation for those who like to go on adventures wherever the wind, or their vehicle, may take them!
We love all the high-quality materials that come standard in every one of their tiny homes.
We work directly with other product manufacturers in order to help lower cost for our clients. As of now, we specialize in one model in order to bring to the market the highest quality, lowest cost RV in the industry. We take pride in our craftsmanship and our quality; that is why you will see on every unit our brass logo displayed proudly front and center. We hope to please the community with affordable prices, quality materials, and an overall good experience.