How to Find a Tiny House for Sale
Trying to find a tiny house for sale can be overwhelming- online you’ll find dozens of options, from used and pre-owned homes to undeveloped land, or vacant lots.
Luckily, the experts at Turn Key Fabrication are here to help!
Here’s how to find a Tiny House for Sale.
What to Consider when Buying a Tiny Home
The first step is exploring options suitable for your land and zoning laws, as well as considering aesthetic factors and size.
When going tiny, the average American home is 1600 sq feet, which can make downsizing difficult, there is a lot to consider.
When searching for a tiny house for sale, consider–
- What are the land and zoning laws in your area?
- What is the necessary square footage (typically between 100 sq ft – 700 sq ft)?
- How many sleeping areas will you need?
- What kind of layouts do you like?
- Determine the qualifications necessary for financing.
- Consider land purchasing options.
- Choosing the right builder is crucial, and ask the right questions if not buying pre-built or pre-owned.
- Determine the use for the tiny home – will you live there, or will it be a homeshare investment?
Try out different tiny houses by spending a few nights in an Airbnb or VRBO.
Where to Search for Tiny Homes and Land
These are the best one-stop-shop sites to find tiny homes with land, individual tiny homes, and empty land.
Tiny House Listings
This site has hundreds of tiny homes for sale. Use filters to find specific needs, including “comes with land.” You can also find homes for rent and buildable models on Tiny House Listings.
Tiny House Finder
Tiny House Finder has homes available worldwide. They have options to search by builders, homes for sale (or rent), and even a place to list “wanted ads.”
Tiny House Marketplace
This site has many THOW homes (Tiny House on Wheels), but there are some options for homes that come with land.
Make sure to filter on the left where it says “include land.”
Finding a Tiny House for Sale without Land
This site has many tiny homes on wheels (THOW) for sale and can be filtered by cost. You can also use TinyHouse4Me to find homes in specific locations.
Tiny Heirloom has several pre-owned homes, which can create a more affordable option.
Turn Key Tinys
We build custom tiny homes and love working with people to create the home of their dreams. Contact us to get all your questions personally answered by our experts.
Turn Key Rooms
Don’t want to invest in an entire tiny home?
You’re not alone. That’s why we built our Turn Key Rooms.
At Turn Key Fabrication, we build individual rooms, a great addition to land that already has a traditional home. Our Turn Key Rooms can be used for wine cellars, cigar yoga rooms, rentable rooms, guest houses, or any single purpose.
Finding Land for Sale
Once a decision has been made on a tiny house style, financing has been secured, and zoning and regulations are understood, land should be secured.
Whether you want undeveloped land or a vacant lot that has power and septic, these are some of the best sites to look for land.
Farm and Ranch
Farm & Ranch allows for searches by state, price, and acreage and has property all over the county.
Land.com is one of the largest land listing networks on the web. In partnership with Land and Farm, LandWatch, and LandsofAmerica, this site provides a broad range of listings, including all price points and lot sizes.
You will also find unique and historic properties like old businesses (wineries, farms, etc.) on Land.com.
Rural Vacant Land
Vacant land is available in residential areas or acres out in the county; this is a great site. You can run searches by state and county, making RuralVacantLand one of the most useful sites for finding properties in specialized areas.
LandFlip has land for sale, land auctions, leased land, and for sale by owner listings across the US.
Create a land buyer profile and get notified when things come up for sale that matches your requirements.
You know Zillow as the popular home buying site, but did you know that Zillow also gives you the option to search for land and lots?
If a package deal isn’t in the cards, Turn Key would love to work with you to create your dream home to put on that perfect piece of property. Contact us today, and let’s discuss options!
What Sites not to Use
Some sites should be avoided and most of them are big-box retail chains. Stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and Amazon sell tiny home DIY home building kits.
Here are just a few reasons not to use these sites
- Most of these kits only include shells, meaning blueprints and the bare minimum needed to build a tiny home. Things left out of DIY kits include essentials like insulation or finishes like door knobs.
- If you need help with troubleshooting or just have a quick question, who will you call? Big retail stores don’t set aside time or resources for helping you, their only goal is to get you to buy the shell.
- Customization is not included, and customizing later can cost a fortune.
- If you’re not an expert builder, constructing a tiny house from DIY home kits can be time-consuming, frustrating, and extremely difficult.
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