What is a Small Prefab Home?

Recently, tiny houses have become more popular. This upsurge in popularity has to do with the fact that people are trying to live more minimal, affordable lifestyles. So what exactly is it? A tiny prefab home is a small house ranging from 100 square feet to 800 square feet. While some might consider this unlivable, there is a reason they are gaining so much traction.

Here are some consideration on why purchasing a prefab small home is a good idea.

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Sustainability

Prefab tiny homes are great to live in because they contribute to a lifestyle that is sustainable for the individual, community and planet. This is because of the fact that the construction of prefab tiny homes gives an opportunity to use safer and more eco-friendly building materials. A small prefab house can be constructed in a place where special building materials are abundant. Once that tiny home is finished being constructed, it can be brought to a place where those materials are not present.

The small size of tiny houses contributes to sustainability because of the fact that less materials are used and wasted in their construction.

More Affordable

Larger homes can be out of many people’s budgets. A prefab small house may provide the perfect opportunity for someone who cannot afford a normal house, but still wants to live in their own house. A modular tiny home can be as cheap as $7,000, depending on its classification, which sharply contrasts with the prices of regular homes. In a less expensive part of the United States, you can find homes that are between $100,000.00 and $200,000.00. In the more expensive parts of the the United States, the average home may be around $400,000.00 or $500,000.00, or higher. Tiny houses can have a large range of prices. In general, building a tiny home is a lot more affordable than buying an already-made tiny home. However, buying a prefab small home will most likely cost a lot less than buying a regular-sized home.

Minimalist Lifestyle

Sometimes, living in a very small dwelling with very few possessions can be the most fulfilling, mind clearing experience. Nowadays, many people are resorting to minimalism—a lifestyle that includes minimal possessions—in order to clear their living quarters, their minds and their lives. If you have too many possessions, or a large enough space where you accumulate a lot of possessions, you may be at risk for psychological problems and behaviors, such as hoarding.

Home Customization

If you choose to live in a modular tiny house, you have the opportunity to construct one with whatever features you want it to have. For example, you can construct a tiny home with one or two floors. You can decide what style of features the tiny house has. Conversely, prefab homes come in a variety of models and sizes.

Tiny homes are great for people who want to live in homes, but don’t want the burden of having to take care a regular sized home. Living in a house has its perks, but the sad reality is that homeowners have the responsibility of keeping their homes from falling apart. If you live in a tiny home, you have less to take care of. There is a good chance that you won’t have to climb twenty or thirty feet up a ladder to fix the roof or clean the gutters.

Energy Efficiency

Tiny houses are more efficient – and thus add value with energy savings – because heating, cooling and lighting up a tiny house requires less energy than a regular-sized home. On top of it, you can also construct a tiny home in such a way where the temperature is regulated as much as possible and less effort is needed to heat it in the winter or cool it in the summer.