Tiny houses come as a way of living at a lower financial, but also environmental cost, and to many are a more fulfilling way of life.
The origins of tiny homes dates back to the 1970s, when artists like Allan Wexler used the idea of living in compact style properties to promote his artwork.
He helped to spark a trend, and since then, throughout the years others have built on it and turned it into a national movement.
By the time the mid 2000’s rolled around, the average size of a regular family home had come close to doubling.
But tiny houses flew in an opposite direction to this, and continue to do so.
Nowadays you can find them everywhere in the United States. Not only are they used as homes for people that want a serious downsize, but they can also be an extra source of income.
Many people have also seen the opportunity to rent tiny houses to tenants, or set up vacation lodging businesses.
But while several other states across the country have adopted the tiny style of living en masse, West Virginia is yet to be among them.
The state does permit tiny houses, but rules and regulations are much stricter. This means it is a lot more difficult for people who want to take up this lifestyle.
You only have to hop the border into the neighbouring state of Virginia, and tiny houses become much more popular.
This is thanks to a more relaxed attitude towards them from the local authorities.
But despite West Virginia being one of the least tiny-house friendly states, you can still find them, and there are people who live in them.
And in this list, we will see the tiny houses that West Virginia has to offer. Options are a little more limited than elsewhere in the USA, but we still managed to find some cool ones.
You will see stationary tiny houses, tiny houses on trailers, custom builds, as well as permanently fixed ones.
So here is our list of 9 amazing tiny houses for sale in West Virginia you can buy today.
Amazing Tiny Houses In West Virginia
First on the list is this mobile tiny home which has an air of class about it. The tasteful interior design blends whites, blues and browns to give a modern, classy finish.
This tiny home has an amazing kitchen which is fully kitted out with an over, gobs, sink, and a microwave.
You do not often find this in tiny homes, where kitchen appliances are normally kept to the basics.
The mobile home also has a bathroom and a loft sleeping space, and shows that with a lot of design-thought, small spaces can pack in a lot.
It is currently located in Lost City, but sitting on wheels means you can go and explore.
Location: Lost City
A lot of love has been put into this tiny house, and it really shows. As a custom cabinet maker, the seller built all of the interior woodwork themselves, and what a great job they did.
The bathroom and kitchen are located at the other end, and loft spaces are built on top of both.
This leaves a nice big open space throughout the centre of the home, with plenty of space to fit a sofa or eating area.
Windows dot the mobile house to allow lots of sunlight to enter, and a tall ceiling gives a sense of openness.
Heating, power and water solutions are all taken care of. And all the buyer will need to do is supply some furniture.
This is a custom furnished, mobile tiny house, which will provide a comfy life for the home enthusiast.
Location: Berkeley Springs
2 lofts sleeping spaces
At 14 feet wide and 540 feet long, the sellers proclaim this tiny home to be the country’s largest.
For a tiny house, it is definitely on the bigger side, but despite this, it is still a mobile home. It is too large to have wheels, but can be transported using a large rollback truck.
With a metal roof, solid maple hardwood flooring, and protection walls the structure is sturdy enough to weather the elements.
This is ideal for any buyer who would want to move the tiny house to a more harsh environment.
At its current location the house comes with a large outside decking area, which looks great for hosting summer get-togethers.
The interior needs finishing, but with all that space, there is plenty of room to make things interesting.
Price: $ 87,500
This Hampshire County tiny house may look a little like a scary old cabin in the woods from the outside, but it does have a lot to offer.
Before you even step inside, there is 2.51 acres of land to enjoy, a huge balcony area at the front and side of the house, as well as abundant nature.
Walk inside, and you have an open plan living room/kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. And in total, there is 480sqft of living space.
Granted, this oldy needs some work inside to finish her, and could do with a lick of paint outside to brighten her up.
But all things considered, for the asking price, it is not a bad deal for somebody who does not mind a bit of DIY.
Wood stove heated
This is another wide and long tiny home with a style inspired by barns.
From the outside, the green and white finish goes well , and the porch provides a small outdoor area to stand whilst still under the cover of the roof.
This type of tiny house is not designed to be moved often, but stick it on a truck, and you can transport it to wherever you need.
The inside is a completely finished shell. This means that the buyers will need to finish the interior and add the home comforts.
There are two bedroom lofts, and a large open plan ground floor. There looks to be room for a kitchen, bathroom and a roomy living room area.
Current location has water and sewage hook-up
1 acre lot
The Lahmon is a tiny house model from innovative home builders Impresa Modular, who are based in Martinsburg. And the cool feature of this design is how it combines a shipping container-style shape with a modern touch.
The blocky shape is broken up by lots of windows, and has a glass sliding door. And at 160sqft is an ideal size for a single person.
The tiny house comes with a bathroom, a bedroom, and is built over a single level.
Price: depends on optional features and how you tailor the interior
Location: Impresa Modular
Impresa Modular are helping to drive forward the tiny house movement in West Virginia, so it is only for that they get another mention. Plus their tiny house designs are pretty good to say the least.
At 532sqft, the Foxtail is a larger tiny home, providing that extra bit of comfort. With a single bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen, it is perfect for a single person or a couple.
There is also a flex room, which can be used for anything. And for those who like having friends stay over, this is a great flex-room option.
The exterior finish is a tan and cream blend, and it goes well with the transparency of the large windows and glass doors.
Like all Impresa Modular tiny houses, the Foxtail is customizable, meaning that you can create a one of a kind home.
This will of course affect the price, for which you need to get in contact to receive a quote.
Price: contact for a quote
Location: Impresa Modular
West Virginia Tiny Houses
In West Virginia we have not seen as great a variety of tiny houses as we have in other states. But, there were still a few good ones pulled out of the bag, so we cannot be too disappointed.
And for anybody planning a tiny house move within the state, then this list can help you to strike a deal with a seller, and land your first tiny home.
However, unlike other states where more choice and less laws make things smoother, a lot more planning and researching will need to go into it.
Hopefully West Virginia will take inspiration from other states and relax its rules, and that tiny homes will become easier for all there.