Abby Shank saw a demand for better quality tiny homes with a quicker build time and set out to do just that. With almost a decade of experience in the tiny home industry, Abby is eager to provide a better quality build and living experience through her homes and communities.
Abby is solving that problem by partnering with other companies, essentially becoming a tiny house builder who doesn’t build all of the houses herself.
Ethan and Abby discuss the evolution of Tiny Estates from a community of vacation homes to permanent residences and all of the work that that shift entailed, plus Abby’s new business model.
In This Episode:
- The evolution of Tiny Estates
- Short-term rental challenges
- How Abby and her partners are improving tiny home builds
- Can tiny homes meet HUD code?
- Do tiny homes depreciate or appreciate in terms of resale value?
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Interior of the 28? Modern mode
The maple finish looks bright and cozy at the same time
They’ve tested the homes for a variety of weather conditions
The systems are built to be accessed easily in case of repairs
Most houses come with mini splits, but other options are available
They aim for a balance between aesthetics and practicality
Managing short-term rentals helped with perspective
They can build 40 houses a month!