Just discovered this site that seems quite active, tiny homes for sale all over the country. It’s fun looking through the listings, the same way I like to look at the rural land and homes for sale in The Mother Earth News classifieds. None of these seem cheap compared to build-it-yourself, but compared to a house with mortgage…
The main cabin walls are stacked from 6″ 2-side cut hemlock logs and /trimmed with (1″) cedar boards (all milled on site).
The remainder of the cabin is 1″ cedar board and batten siding, all walls and roof are insulated on the inside and finished with cedar tongue and groove boards. The cabin is built on a foundation of concrete post and piers.
Doors to front and back porch as well as the balcony. Woodstove installed as well as an extensive solar power system:
Three 80 watt solar panels (so 240 watt in total), rack mounted on the roof, a charge controller, batteries and 1750 watt Xantrex inverter make up the system. A generator connection for the battery charger is also available. The cabin has an outside light on both porches, lights in all the inside living spaces and up in the loft. Inside there are multiple interior and exterior outlets. The system can, for example, support a laptop, coffeemaker and a small microwave, for a maximum of 1750 watts. The system is set-up in a way that it can be easily expanded to triple the solar panel capacity. The batteries are high quality, deep cycle Trojans, four in a configuration of 12 V and should provide about 10 years of service. All equipment is new and has full manufacturer’s warranty.
6500 sqft of land, EASY year-round road access”