Tiny houses are increasingly popular, especially in the United States. While some would be put off by the presumed lack of space, there are a ton of benefits to living the minimalist lifestyle.
Fewer appliances, less outside maintenance, less space to clean, they’re more eco-friendly, and you’ll have no choice but to own only the essentials.
If you’re interested in buying a tiny house in Pennsylvania, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 8 tiny houses currently for sale in Pennsylvania.
Location: Industry, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Size: 160 sq. ft.
This quaint little house in Industry is surprisingly packed for a house on wheels.
Included is an apartment size fridge, a dishwasher (a lot of ordinary size houses don’t even have a dishwasher!), a stove, as well as a standing shower.
The whole house is electric, so you really couldn’t be living in a more eco-friendly home (unless you built one out of leaves, or something, but that doesn’t seem very stable), and in its three years there have been no major repairs.
Amazing Grace’s value was $29,900 when it was first listed in March of 2020, and increased to its current asking price, $35,000, in November of 2021.
As for the location (which will change if you move the house, but we probably didn’t need to clarify that), Industry is a borough located in Beaver County, with a population of 1,835 as of 2010.
A small part of Pennsylvania State Game Lands are located in the town, providing citizens with hiking, bird watching, hunting, and wildlife photography.
Location: Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Size: 140 sq. ft
Perfect for a guest house, summer home, getaway cabin, or full time home, this tiny, movable house is both bright and airy.
The 8 windows provide plentiful natural light that only a ceiling wide skylight could even attempt to rival.
And for the nights or darker evenings, there’s also a wooden chandelier. The bedroom loft has wooden flooring, and boasts a queen size mattress.
With boho baskets that fit perfectly into the house’s custom made cubbies, what little clutter you could have can be easily tidied out of sight.
There’s a foldable dinette table, an abundance of kitchen counter space, a sizable sink, two propane stove tops, a fridge, freezer, as well as other amenities.
With the loft included, the house is an impressive 190 square feet.
The house’s original price was $47,500 when it was listed in September, but due to a change in state law regarding VIN numbers, the price is now $43,000.
Manheim is a borough in Lancaster County, and has a population of 4,858 as of 2010. It was named after a town in Germany called Kerpen-Manheim.
Location: Lincoln, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Size: 210 sq. ft.
This is a beautiful little house, whose biggest strength is undoubtedly its vaulted ceiling and large windows, which provide a great deal of natural light.
Its 10 foot galley kitchen boasts custom built cabinets, zinc countertops, a large porcelain sink, a microwave, a refrigerator and freezer, and two burner stoves.
With such a large amount of amenities, you certainly won’t feel like you’re living on wheels; rather it’ll very quickly feel like home.
There’s a full size roll out bed which slides out from under a platform, so effectively it’s a living room doubling as a bedroom.
With a lithium battery, a solar array, inverter, propane heating, and rainwater collection, storage and treatment, this tiny house will allow you to live fully off the grid.
And doesn’t everybody dream of that?
Lincoln is situated in Allegheny County, and has a population of 1,072 as of 2010. The borough was named after Abraham Lincoln.
The boundary of the Dead Man’s Hollow conservation area, which covers 450 acres, is located in the borough.
Location: Wexford, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Size: 240 sq. ft.
Despite its modest size, this house has all the amenities of a full time home. So why not make it yours?
The house boasts two lofts, but if you want to, you could also convert the downstairs living room into extra sleeping space for when you have guests over.
With a deep sink, a fridge and freezer, a stove and an oven (both of which run on propane), and plenty of kitchen countertop space, this is an ideal home for someone eager to live minimally.
It also uses closed-cell foam insulation, which not only increases efficiency, but also increases rigidity, and decreased degradation over time, especially when you compare it with fiberglass insulation.
Wexford is an unincorporated community located in Allegheny County. It’s split into multiple municipalities.
These include McCandless Township, Franklin Park, Marshall Township, and Pine Township. The small town was named after County Wexford, in Ireland.
Location: Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Size: 120 sq. ft.
This nifty house is both mobile and homely. Its loft is its most impressive feature, which is big enough to fit a queen size bed!
The kitchen cabinets and the stairs were both crafted by hand out of solid oak, which lends the house’s interior a real log cabin feel.
Quarryville is a borough in Lancaster County, and its population is 2,576 based on the 2010 census.
Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Size: 60 sq. ft.
Yes, you read that right. This Pittsburgh house is just 60 square feet, so if you’re eager to be living minimally, you can’t get much more minimal than this.
This is an ideal option if you’re looking for a micro home, a millennial suite, or a backyard office.
Its full roof skylight means you don’t have to worry about lighting the place during the day, even with the most overcast skies.
Its self ventilation system is solar powered, and it’s also resistant to electro-magnetic frequency radiation.
This house was originally listed at $10,111 in March of 2020 before its price increased in August of the same year to $12,500.
Pittsburgh is a large city in Allegheny County with a population of over 300,000.
Location: Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Size: 220 sq. ft.
This custom built house is perfect for living off the grid. A handmade cedar ladder leads up to a sizable loft, and the house’s window seat makes for abundant storage.
Topping off the house is a skylight in the middle of the roof, so you won’t have to worry about lack of natural light.
This tiny house is located in Bryn Athyn, an affluent municipality in Montgomery County.
The town’s population is 1,375, and it was founded for religious reasons in 1916. The name was intended to mean ‘Hill of Unity’ by the town’s founders.
Location: Springtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Size: 288 sq. ft.
The price might seem steep compared to the rest of this list, but this is a delightful tiny home nonetheless.
With awning vinyl windows, two skylights, a ceiling fan with five speeds and a light (that you can control with a remote), a soaking tub with a rain shower head, and pretty much every other amenity you could picture fitting in a house of this size, you’d certainly be living in luxury.
Springtown is an unincorporated community in the north of Bucks County, and its population as of 2010 was just 451.
Final Thoughts: Should You Buy A Tiny House In Pennsylvania?
While there’s not exactly an abundance of tiny houses situated in Pennsylvania, it could still be a realistic ambition if you’re within the state- especially since all of the houses listed are mobile, and in some cases can be shipped to your own state for an extra cost.
So, if it’s in your budget, buying a tiny house comes highly recommended.
If you’re okay with giving up some space, there are very few downsides to leaping headfirst into the minimalist lifestyle that so many Americans are flocking to today.
If you’re unsure about living in a tiny house, there are plenty of rentals to be found online, which will help you get used to the prospect.