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Could a Tiny House Be Your Next Affordable Option?

Could a Tiny House Be Your Next Affordable Option?
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Hannah Rose Crabtree didn’t know her homecoming would cause such a commotion. But word travels fast in Seattle’s tiny house community, and suddenly she was fielding daily e-mails about the project she’d launched in her mother’s backyard.

As an AirBnB listing, Hannah’s “pocket mansion” brings in $300-$1500 a month, depending on the season. It was only a matter of time before she turned her full inbox into a tiny house tutorial. Turns out, guests are the best advertising. “There’s a tiny house class in the morning,” she’ll say, “all you have to do is go downstairs.”

Hannah caps each class at 6 people to keep things individualized. If a hopeful builder doesn’t consider his own daily needs, she warns, it’s a complete waste of time and money. That’s why she encourages building a scale model, and gaining knowledge form the contractors you hire. She’s even got tips for securing sponsorships, making tiny houses a possibility for everyone.

As for the expert herself, Hannah’s open to consultations for $25/hr. Anyone can sign up for her class below, plus she hopes to offer building kits soon. So, have you got a hammer handy?

The goal of this class is to explain the steps, time, and money it takes to design and build a tiny house that you will be able to live in comfortably. We’ll get you familiar with the tangible aspect of building a tiny house such as the insulation, siding, appliances, electrical, plumbing, etc. as well as the incredibly important, but often forgotten, intangible aspects such as permits, codes, and insuring your tiny house. Much of this information is a compilation of things we wished we’d known from the start as it would have saved us hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars.
Whether you’re planning to take on the challenge yourself or have a tiny house company do the brunt of the work for you this class will give you the capability to make informed decisions during each step of the process. Regardless of the route you take, we want you to end up with a home that you are happy with. $75

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