Nathan and Heather own a beautiful 10′ wide tiny house on their own land in Colorado. Originally, they planned to build a small cabin there, but pandemic complications led them to quickly embrace placing a home on wheels. By chance, they found the perfect ready-made model at a tiny house festival. It’s the Homesteader by Indigo River Tiny Homes.
“After viewing various tiny homes at the festivals there were only two manufacturers that we felt were unique and showed a high level of craftsmanship and Indigo River Homes was one of them. You could tell from the moment you walked in that details mattered from the “circular” stairs to the loft, the lovely barn wood finishes, a spa-like full bath, spacious kitchen and a stand up California king loft.”-Heather
Tour their 10′ wide tiny house on their own land:
Heather and Nathan dreamed of a cabin in the woods for many years. Impressively, they’re now able to develop raw land for their tiny house on wheels in a rural Colorado. They will be the first to tell you it’s been a long, complicated process. Additionally, it required a substantial amount of cash on hand to pull it all off. They share a breakdown of costs in the tour video above.
“Advice for people who want to develop land for a tiny home: be patient and do your homework. The other piece, too, is you definitely have to have cash. Like, one of the things to do in this process is that most people you’re paying as contractors you need money. The septic is going to take a credit card, or they’ll charge accordingly for it. You have to write a check.
It’s pretty cash-intensive. But you have to see it as an investment in your future. And the fact you’re making improvements to a piece of land only brings much more value. So let’s twenty years down the road, we could be intentionally be selling this land, and that’s the other part of it. It’s not inexpensive.”
-Nathan & Heather, @berthatinyhome