There’s no question that the tiny house movement has turned into something not so tiny. The trend of rejecting a typical sized house and downsizing to something between 100 and 500 square feet has become much more than a fad. And it’s not too much of a surprise since it increases simplicity, economic freedom, and sustainable living. Many people choose to build their own tiny home, but in case you aren’t the DIY type, we’ve got you covered with ready-to-go and custom-built options. Read on to find 20 tiny home manufacturers to match any budget or style!
We’ve included the full price range, but for easy comparison, we’ve highlighted the cost of a 20-foot long home for each company. Keep in mind that these are all base model rates* and will get pricier as you add extras!
*subject to change
#1 Custom Container Living-Archie, MO
These shipping container cabins use specific 20′ and 40′ floor plans but can be designed to your specifications.
Custom Container Living’s website shares this surprising benefit of shipping container homes:
Strength and Durability. Containers are much stronger than normal wood construction methods. They are made with steel uni-body construction, the strongest construction method possible. The walls are made from 14 gauge, 0.075 inch corrugated sheet steel panels that are welded to the main structure. The top and bottom side rails and end frames are 7 gauge tubular steel. The steel used to build modern shipping/cargo container is a corrosive resistant high-strength low-alloy steel. The roof of the containers is constructed with die-stamp corrugated steel sheets with a certain chamber at the center. The roof’s main purpose is to keep out the elements. The bottom of the container has 3-4 mm thick cross members that have recesses along the bottom side rails, which allows them to be lifted with special straddle carriers. The floor of the shipping/cargo container is 28 mm thick with 19 ply treated plywood screwed into the structural cross members. Shipping containers can resist snow, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
Overall price range: $26,000-$54,000
*20′ home: $26,000-$31,000
#2 Tiny Green Cabins-Blaine, MN
Tiny Green Cabins offers tons of different styles ranging from 14’-30’ long homes. They even have a “Breath Easy” series of models that are said to be VOC-free and promote healthy living.
Tiny Green Cabins answers “Why a Tiny Home?” with this great response:
A well-designed smaller home plan orchestrates the flow of the spaces, making sense of all areas, no matter how compact.
Some of the materials used in construction include recycled blue jeans, low VOC paints, locally harvested lumber and recycled products such as steel. Customizations include solar panels and solar hot water heaters, allowing the homes to be taken entirely off the grid.
It is a design that feels larger than its square footage, with storage space to help eliminate clutter and outdoor living spaces to expand the home to the outside. It’s also a home that, most importantly, lives in harmony with your lifestyle and is earth friendly by creating a small, sustainable footprint.
Overall price range: $19,900-$80,000
*20’ home: $30,000-52,000
#3 AL Tiny Homes-Mt. Olive, AL
Servicing the Southeast states, this company offers a complimentary design consultation to help you dream up your own tiny home 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 & overall simpler space
Overall price range: $26,000-$59,000
*20’ home: $31,500
#4 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. The photo gallery on their website shows 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.
Overall price range: $25,000-$79,600
*20’ home: $32,500
#5 Tennessee Tiny Homes-Collierville, TN
The models here have a clean, crisp look on the interior and a classic, rustic feel on the exterior.
And you’ll rest easy knowing the company has an incredibly high commitment to quality:
Tennessee Tiny Homes is an RVIA Certified builder. This is the biggest step that a builder can take and we made it our top priority! This certification comes with a long list of inspections and safety checks making sure each tiny we build is ready for the road and a lifetime of living simply!
Overall price range: $25,000-$52,000
*20’ home: $35,000
#6 Upper Valley Tiny Homes-Pleasant Grove, UT
Upper Valley Tiny Homes have a broad range of house dimensions (and therefore, prices) with an itty-bitty 6’x14’ house all the way up to a 10’x32’ structure.
Upper Valley Tiny Homes know that the tiny house builder market is getting more competitive and they really want to earn your business:
#7 Mini Mansions Tiny Home Builders-St. Peters, MO
The two models this couple’s business offers, the “Chic Shack” and “Relax Shack,” are perfect for those who want to finish the interior themselves (hence the lower price tag). The exterior is all set to go, though, with adorable pops of color that will turn heads.
Mini Mansions believes that tiny house living will give you a happier, more relaxed life. They say this about downsizing to a tiny house:
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 home owners. 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.
Overall price range: $35,900-$37,900
*20’ home (shell only): $35,900
#8 Titan Tiny Homes-South Elgin, IL
Titan Tiny Homes are built to last with steel siding (that appears to be wood or plastic) and are 66% lighter than other homes, according to the company.
Why pick a trailer instead of a stationary home? Titan Time Homes explains the benefits:
Unlike many other campers or RVs, our tiny house trailers can be used practically for an indefinite period (of course with access to proper resources such as propane and fresh water). While we aren’t promoting our product specifically for that purpose alone, it is merely one possibility for our consumers among many. It also demonstrates just how versatile our product is. And it makes financial sense! Given the state of our economy today, people are looking for low-cost options in everything. Imagine having a tiny home trailer on hand on your property for when the power goes out or suppose you want to take an inexpensive vacation to a nearby state park. With a tiny house trailer, you merely park for the night in a secure area, and you’re set to live as you would at home.
Overall price range: $36,000-$65,000
*20′ home: $36,000
#9 Oregon Cottage Company-Eugene, OR
These cute and cozy cottages are all 20 feet long but vary in price due to extras like skylights or an enlarged loft.
Oregon Cottage Company has this to say about their commitment 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 U.S. is construction and demolition waste. By simply living in a smaller more efficient home we are greatly limiting this waste and energy consumption. By Being on wheels also is a huge help since there is more flexibility relocating with your home. The average U.S. family moves every 10 years. Homes often undergo many renovations over their lifetimes, or complete building removal is carried out.
Overall price range: $36,500-$49,500
*20’ home: $36,500-$49,500
#10 Rocky Mountain Tiny Homes-Durango, CO
This quirky company will build you a custom tiny house while taking your style and budget into consideration. 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 Homes 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.”
Overall price range: $23-$100,000
*20’ home: $39,000–$50,000
#11 Brevard Tiny House-Brevard, NC
This small family business will help you create the tiny home of your dreams with either a one-of-a-kind design or something adapted from a sample floor plan. Their standard structures are 8’x24′ but homes can easily be smaller or larger. Brevard Tiny House’s blog is a great addition to their company’s site and it details the ins and outs of living tiny. In a post about the unexpected things two tiny house dwellers loved was the calming wood smell. The author writes, “I had been worried that using pine tongue-and-groove on the walls and ceiling would make the house feel like a ‘wood tunnel.’ With the pop of color from the dark wood floors, it doesn’t feel that way at all, and the smell is incredible every time we walk into the house.”
Overall price range: $38,000-$63,000
*No 20′ model but we estimate $40,000-$42,000
#12 Tiny Home Builders-Deland, FL
This company has it all: prefabricated homes, build-it-yourself plans, and eWorkshops to teach you how. Their site is absolutely loaded with helpful resources like a saving 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, and much, much more.
Overall price range: $37,000-$61,000 (base price)
*20’ home: $45,000
#13 Tiny Mountain Houses–Salem, OR
With 18 different 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 really seems to offer most anything you are looking for which is clear from their enthusiasm:
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.
Overall price range: $35,000-$67,000
*No 20’ model but we estimate in the $40,000s
#14 Liberation Tiny Homes-Lancaster, PA
The couple that runs this small business believes in blending traditional and modern ways of life and their tiny homes do just that. Go back to basics in style with anything from industrial to farmhouse looks.
If you’re unsure about what direction you’d like to go, it sounds like 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.”
Overall price range: $42,500-$52,500
*20’ home: $42,500
#15 Timbercraft Tiny Homes-Guntersville, AL
These little guys are so charming, it’s like they walked right out of Pinterest! The team here will work with your set budget to make you 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.
Overall price range: $35,000-$95,000
*20’ home: $44,000
#16 Tiny Life Construction-Greensboro, NC
This North Carolina business is all about helping you find your next adventure in a tiny home. 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.
Overall price range: $48,000-$68,000
*20′ home: $48,000-$58,000
#17 Shelter Wise-Portland, OR
Shelter Wise uses high-quality materials like the other manufacturers, and one model even uses reclaimed wood! They also take tiny to a new level with “The Salsa Box,” an 8.5’x12’ structure.
Shelter Wise is another company with a helpful blog that teaches about tiny living, but also let’s you get to know the people and passion behind the business. In one post, the owner tells it like it is (and isn’t) with advice any prospective custom builder should know before diving in: “Custom Tiny Homes are extremely stressful to bring to fruition and they always take way more time than you’d think. I look at and treat our homes as works of art. They are my craft and I don’t like to settle. But, perfectionism can kill profit!”
Overall price range: $28,000-$55,000
*No 20’ model but we estimate it would be in the low $50,000s
#18 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 U.S. for free! One of their special offerings is “Extreme Insulation” that provides air seal resulting in increased energy efficiency up to 50%. That translates into a short and long term saving, causing lower usage of utilities resulting in lower energy bills.
Benefits of ATH’s Spray Foam:
• High “R” value
• Makes structure up to 30% stronger
• Improve indoor air quality
• Healthy, completely nontoxic (no HFC, HCFC’s, formaldehyde or asbestos)
• Safe for chemically sensitive persons
• Spray foams bonding agent adds increased strength to structure
• Detours insects and rodents
• Prevents mold and mildew
• Reduces noise pollution
• Allows for downsized HVAC equipment
Call for prices on larger models.
20′ Dallas Tiny House $48,200
#19 Tiny Diamond Homes-Morrison, CO
This manufacturer stresses the durability of its tiny houses, as they were specifically designed to be transported thousands of miles on the road. Choose from 20-30′ options.
Tiny Diamond Homes are especially focused on safety:
Colorado’s Tiny Diamond Homes were the first to have windows in the loft large enough for fire escape. We were also the first to balance the weight within our homes to ensure safe and stable towing. We have the experience and expertise to think of safety issues that other companies miss. Tiny Homes on wheels face hurricane-force winds and earthquake-like shaking when on the road, towed at 65 mph. What can fly off will, and what shakes loose will bounce! Our Homes stay together on the road.
Overall price range: $58,000-$85,000
*20’ home: $58,000
#20 Tumbleweed Tiny House Company-Sonoma, CA
Probably one of the first to hit it off with tiny home design in 1999, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has lovely classic models, as well as building plans for the DIYer.
Why choose Tumbleweed Tiny House? From their site:
Grade A materials, parts, accessories. Uncompromising fit and finish craftsmanship. Continuous, industry-leading design and manufacturing innovation since 1999. Always well thought out, efficient small space living from years of customer feedback. Rigorous quality assurance testing. Best warranties available. From Sales Consultants to Production and beyond we are relentlessly focused on exceeding all expectations of our customers. Even after you take delivery of your Tumbleweed we are there with a large network of support resources. They are a Nationally Certified RV Manufacturer and RVs are safer and more durable. Easier to get financing. Easier to get insurance. Plus, they are the only Tiny House RV maker to offer direct financing.
Overall price range: $62,950-$72,950
*20’ home: $62,950