And, while I will fully admit to having a bit of an elitist attitude towards what people refer to as “tiny houses” (a blog post for another day) and will admit that I have seen a $100,000 tiny house that was only 24 feet long and said to myself “What’s the point?”; I will also admit that hearing people complain about how much the movement's popularity (demand) has increased prices sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. It's basic math. It's not as if the movers and shakers in the tiny house world are making money hand over fist. On the contrary; for the most part, they're struggling to keep up.
So, why all the drama?
I think it's because people don't know what it takes to build a tiny house and/or understand the dynamics at play.
So, here you go.
Here in a succinct graphic I designed to help get to the crux of the issue:
For each attribute of a tiny house build you have the opportunity to save, or spend, money or time; depending on your motivations and goals.