Top 7 Sources for Buying a Tiny Home

Want to live in a tiny house, but don’t want to build it yourself? This article is for you!

The tiny house movement is HUGE, and getting bigger all the time. But it’s still new, and that means traditional contractors aren’t building tiny houses, so there aren’t many established homes ready to buy.

Not to worry, though, because the Tiny House Blog is here to help you live the lifestyle you want.

The first step is to decide what your goals are.

Does your house need to have a custom design? Is it essential to stay near to your family and career?

Do you want to have a piece of land where you can put down roots and watch things grow? Or would you rather have a house on wheels so you can go where your dreams take you?

How important is to you to reduce your ecological impact? Maybe it would interest you to live in a neighborhood where others share your tiny house values, and you can share common infrastructure?

Dancing Rabbit Eco-village is one such community, where like-minded people have come together to live in alignment with values related to ecological sustainability and social justice. Our village is a critical mass of tiny houses all in one spot, where you can come and see more than a dozen different styles of tiny home in one afternoon.

Check out our website to learn about how you can visit us and learn more about the tiny house lifestyle. Also, make sure to read through to the bottom of this article to discover some of the tiny houses currently available for sale in our community.

Top 7 Sources of Tiny Houses for Sale

Once you have a clear sense of what you’re looking for, check out these websites below to find listings that suit your needs.

1. Listings by state.

If you’re in the USA and it’s important to you to stay near your family and career, then TinyHouseListings.com could be your one-stop-shop.

They offer the largest list of tiny houses for sale on the web, and you can narrow down your search by looking only in the state you want to live in.

2. Houses on wheels.

Mobile tiny homes have lots of advantages – they are usually built with RV regulations in mind, so you’ll have an easier time getting around restrictive covenants that may be in place around the country, and, of course, you can take it with you wherever your goals may lead you.

TinyHouseFor.us is a good place to look specifically for tiny houses on wheels.

3. Custom designs.

If you have specific design ideas in mind, then your best option could be to have a tiny house contractor build your home for you and then ship it to your dream location.

Tumbleweed Houses is one of the biggest contractors in the country, with several workshops spread around the USA. Their work is Green Certified and approved by the US Green Building Council. Most of their models currently on offer run in the $60,000 range and up.

Upper Valley Tiny Homes could be a better option for people with similar interests, but a smaller budget. They offer various finished models in the ballpark of $30,000, along with an option to buy a basic framework that you can finish yourself to suit your own tastes.

4. Eco tiny houses.

Tiny Texas Houses is an excellent example of a tiny house contracting company that specializes in recycled, reused, up-cycled and other salvaged materials. They ship primarily throughout Texas and its adjoining states, but I’m sure they could be sweet-talked into working with you even if you live further away.

5. Keep tabs on social media.

This Facebook group is a great place to keep an eye out for updates to tiny house listings around the country, and get in touch with individuals looking to sell their home.

6. Consider living in a tiny house community.

Dancing Rabbit Eco-village was established some twenty years ago as a place for people to come together and strive to live in ecologically sustainable ways. Most of us dwell in tiny houses made with reclaimed or locally harvested materials, and they’re designed in ways that maximize comfort and functionality while minimized negative environmental impacts.

Equally importantly, we have set out to form an intentional community, where neighbors know one another, respect each other’s views, and work together toward common goals. A big part of that is sharing infrastructure, like bathrooms, bathing facilities, a computer lab and a jam-packed library.

We meet weekly for a community potluck, and regularly gather to sing folksongs, play games or just hang out. We share kitchens and cooking duties. We share four vehicles among over fifty people. And best of all, there is an amazing eco-B&B within a few minutes’ walk from anywhere in the village, called the Milkweed Mercantile. (Thursday is pizza night!)

As a result, many of us haven’t needed to build our own kitchens and showers, because we share infrastructure with others. This vastly reduces the cost to live in a tiny house, (especially for first time home owners,) while fostering strong social connections among friends and empowering us to live a more ecological lifestyle. We also have spots available for rent, if you decide to pay us a visit and then choose to stay.

7. Dancing Rabbit Eco-village:

The Bearmobile, a basic tiny house on wheels ready to be customized and turned into something truly unique.

– Strawtron: a two-story tiny house with a living roof and a balcony.

– Morel: a beautiful tiny house with established gardens, a cistern and some of the most striking stained glass windows I’ve ever seen.

Bluestem: a studio style tiny house for a family, with its own kitchen and adjoining gardens.

– Tamar’s Cottage: a cozy tiny house made with natural building techniques and some of the best views in the area.

Dancing Rabbit is also a superb place to come and learn about tiny house design strategies, building methods and lots of useful techniques. Take a few seconds to scope out the different ways you can visit, and see if you’d like to spend some time with us soon. We’d love to show you around!

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Elaine Walker - December 21, 2015 Reply

Thanks for this list, but there are many more terrific choices open to tiny house enthusiasts. On the tinyhousecommunity.com website, there are two pages for builders (one with alphabetical listings and one world map showing them by location). There’s no paid advertising (just Google ads), so no favoritism given to builders with deeper pockets. And each listing links directly to the source website – no filling out an intermediary webform and wondering if it ever reaches the tiny house builder/owner.

There is also a page devoted to tiny house communities and other places to live, many of which can be joined by anyone, rather than requiring the deep alignment of values needed in an intentional ecovillage like Dancing Rabbit.

Jan McAfee-Rogan - December 21, 2015 Reply

Great info!thanks

Stephen Patton - March 16, 2017 Reply

Great list of site to buy and sell Tiny Houses. I wanted to highlight my own site also as a good option. In addition to the standard buy, sell, rent that most site have, I have added special sections for Builders, Community Groups as well as finding or offering land / parking spots. I see the later as a major issues for most potential and future Tiny House ownwers. My site has a good and growing coverage of available and wanted posts. Feel free to checkout and provide me any feedback for improvement. https://www.tinyhousefinder.net/

Chris Winters - March 27, 2017 Reply

I had no idea that tiny homes were becoming so popular. I would love to have one because I feel like it would be very cozy and affordable. I wonder if there happen to be any close to campus.

Tara - August 1, 2017 Reply

Hi Everyone!
I also live in a tiny house community of a different variety. It is called a Cooperative Community. Most of the homes are under 1,000 sq ft. It’s called GHI in Greenbelt, MD http://www.ghi.coop/

You own your home, but the community association (for a fee) takes care of any structural issues, some outdoor maintenance like gutter cleaning, and other small odds an ends like a landlord would. Plus the homes are all much less expensive than single family homes in the same area.
Additionally, the community and board is very supportive of sustainable living and is even working on energy efficiency upgrades that they are rolling out to the whole community.

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