Imagine walking into your home, and all the essentials in your living space are directly in front of you.
There’s no need to run across the hall if you need the bathroom, and you can say goodbye to that long walk up the stairs to your bedroom after dozing off on the sofa.
Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular, with people who have made the move stating they are happier now, claiming that living with less has given them an overall happier outlook on life.
There are added bonuses such as they are lower in cost and there is flexibility in the location. Imagine having your entire house cleaned in less than an hour…
This article is going to show you 12 tiny houses for sale that you can buy right now in Texas!
Benefits And Drawbacks Of Tiny Homes
Before getting you excited with a lovely list of tiny homes for you to choose from, let’s talk about the benefits and drawbacks of these types of homes.
Living in a home that is no more than 500 square feet definitely has its perks. If you live in a city like NewYork, this size may be your only option.
However, other people are simply choosing to live in these tiny homes because of all their perks.
There is much less clutter. With less space, you don’t really have the option of filling it with ‘stuff’, not if you’d like to live comfortably anyway.
Some hard choices need to be made about what you are going to keep or throw/give away, but it’ll all be worth it if it means you’ll have a tidy home.
Due to less clutter, there is less time spent on cleaning.
Tiny homes tend to have a living room, a kitchen (usually open plan) a bathroom and a bedroom (or two depending on the size and usually they are loft-style).
Everything tends to be within 5 feet of each other, which will reduce your cleaning time significantly. No more cancelling Sunday brunch because you need to deep clean your house!
Reduced carbon footprint is a big benefit of choosing this lifestyle.
These homes are known as green homes because they use less energy, consume less resources, and produce less waste, than normal larger homes.
Tiny homes enable you to save money. You won’t spend as much on heating as the space is smaller.
There are less property taxes and house maintenance costs.
Your bills will be less, as you’re using less electricity with heating and cooling, and you won’t be tempted to shop as much since you don’t have the space to fit as much as you did before!
They are cheaper to buy or get a mortgage for. The average cost of a tiny home is $30,000 to $60,000.
This all depends on what amenities you decide to include. Some can cost as little as $8,000 or up to $150,000.
Despite all these lovely positives of living this way, there are a few drawbacks you need to consider before deciding to live ‘tiny’.
Entertaining is no longer easy.
If you’d like to have friends over, you either have to be really selective about who you bring over due to numbers, or just not do it at all.
You could utilize your little porch or outside area if you have one, but you’d struggle in the winter months.
You need to be organized. To avoid your home looking like an over cluttered closet you need to be creative and use every idea possible for organizing small spaces.
You need to decide what stays and what goes. You can’t take all your belongings from a regular house to a tiny home. You must be ruthless with this in deciding what you want to keep.
Living Space: 151 square feet
This cozy little space has two lofts, perfect if you’ve got young kids, or if you fancy a little reading nook.
This tiny home has the benefit of it being on wheels, so you can take it wherever you like! With its own little porch, and 17 windows (yes 17), this light and airy home is perfect.
Living space: 144 square feet
This little home is also on wheels which makes it mobile. It also has two lofts, one as a bedroom and the other for storage.
Considering this is a little home, there is a good amount of storage space here. Its wood furnishings on the interior give it a super rustic and cozy feel.
Living space: 400 square feet
This is another little home that can be wheeled around.
It boasts a great amount of storage space with draws incorporated into the sofa, and the master bedroom has a custom-made bed with storage underneath that too!
If you’re a neat freak this is perfect for you. The interior is cozy with a modern twist due to its spotlights.
Price: $59,500Living space: 220 square feet
This little home is 26 feet long and has its own little bath! It is also mobile so it can be moved to wherever you like.
This home is currently in Blanco, Texas, but the seller states she’d be willing to deliver it right to your doorstep! It has a bright interior that is very pleasant to look at.
Living Space: 300 square feet.
This stationary cabin home is located in Wink, Texas. It is currently marketed as a 1 bed and 1 bath, but can easily be converted to a 2 bed using one of the two lofts.
Its wood furnishings make it the perfect little home if you’re looking for something like a cabin.
Living Space: 175 square feet
This adorable little cottage-style bungalow is located in Garland, Texas. It comes fully furnished along with all its stylish decor, which makes it ready to move in right away!
It has two loft-style bedrooms and comes with AC and heating. Sounds pretty perfect if you ask me!
Living space: 250 square feet
This loft-style little house is perfect for anyone living solo. Located in Lake Jackson, Texas, this modern home is a wonderful little space to be made into your own little haven.
Living Space: 240 square feet
This 24 foot long little home on wheels is located in Austin, Texas. It features a loft-style bedroom, bamboo hardwood floors, and cedarwood ceilings.
It even featured on Tiny House Swoon, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s been constructed beautifully, with an incredibly smart-looking interior.
Living space: 204 square feet
This beautiful home is also mobile, built on a trailer. If there’s anything that blows your mind away about this little place is how bright it is.
It has 3 skylights, giving you amazing views of the sky above. It even has a bathtub along with the shower!
Living space: 290 square feet
This rustic tiny house will be ready to move in within the next month! Be the first residents of this custom made little home.
This house has two bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower and tub installed, and a fully fitted kitchen with a gas stove top.
Located in Wimberly, Texas, this mobile home has all you could ask for in a small cozy space.
Living Space: 399 square feet.
This 1 year old mobile home will have you forgetting that it was built on a trailer. Its interior looks exactly like a regular built home.
It has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Located in Austin, Texas this is a lovely property.
Living Space: 180 square feet
This little urban tiny home in Dallas has been designed for travel and permanent use. With a loft as a bedroom, its interior has a lovely bohemian finish, with lots of wood furnishings and light colours.
As you’ve seen in this list, tiny homes are adorable little spaces that are usually cheaper than regular homes.
They have gained popularity over the past few years, with some people claiming they have an increased happiness due to owning less from downsizing.
As we covered in this article, there are various pros and cons to this way of living, and research should be done on whether this is the lifestyle for you.
You could even begin by purchasing a holiday or second home that is ‘tiny’ if your pocket allows. This would enable you to try it out and eventually move in full time if you enjoy it!