What did it cost to build my tiny house?

Tiny House Cost Breakdown

The total build cost of the tiny house came in just under $22k.

That number includes everything; trailer, frame, appliances, furnishings… everything.

My initial target budget was about $16k, but I didn’t want to cut corners on things and had a good source of income, so I just rolled with it. Are there ways to build this cheaper? Absolutely. But part of the fun is making it custom to you.

The following materials list contains affiliate links to the products that I used in this build. Using the links to purchase items won’t cost you any extra $ but does pay me a commission that helps support more projects and articles like this one.

Main Structure

Trailer – $713
Camper Trailer – $400
Sheet metal – $160
Steel reinforcements – $153

Frame Lumber – $811.78

Jeld-Wen Windows – $1104.81

Doors – $815.18
Front Door (Parr lumber) – $430.89
Bathroom handles – $16.88
Bathroom door (Home Depot) – $83.43
Front door handle – $94.98
Front door smart lock – $189.00

Roof – $616.42
Metal Roofing Materials and Underlayment – $437.42
Skylight (Home Depot) – $179

Siding – $1448.57

Electrical Components – $575.57
Home Surge protector – $98.99
Romex wire, Outlets, Electrical box, Breakers – $411.11

Plumbing – $506.13

Insulation – $476.35

Interior Walls Birch 1/4″ Plywood (Home Depot) $882.09

Ceiling – $365.14
Tongue and Groove Panels (Home Depot) – $256.89
2″ Thick Styrofoam Board Insulation – $108.25

Lights – $290.54
Under cabinets LED – $28.99
Interior LED Lights – $89.59
Exterior lights – $171.96 total (4 x $42.99)

Flooring (Lowes) – $963.01

Upstairs Cabinet (Lowes) – $194.14

Other (Paint, caulk, silicone, extra boards, screws, metal brackets) – $3230.45

Kitchen Cabinets – $687.78

Kitchen Sink and Faucet – $456.02
Sink (Home Depot) – $296.12
Faucet – $159.90

Appliances

Stove (Home Depot) – $563.64

Fridge (Home Depot) – $178

Range Hood (Home Depot) – $128

Washer/Dryer Combo Unit – $1299

Tankless Water Heater – $480.15

Mini Split HVAC – $714
Mini Split Unit – $685
Mounting Brackets – $29

Bathroom

Compost Toilet – $76.92
Urine diverter – $60.92
Toilet Seat (Home Depot) – $16

Bathroom Fan – $61.48
Clamp – $2.12 total ($1.06 x 2)
Duct – $7.99
Fan – $47.24
Vent – $4.13

Bathroom Mirror – $82.29

Bathroom Shelf – $16.50

Bathroom Sink – $549

Interior

Bed – $255.41
5″ Thick Mattress – $132.74
Mattress Protector – $15.99
Sheets – $24.70
Comforter – $21.99
Pillow – $59.99

Projector and Screen – $225.74
Projector – $79.99
Projector Screen/Dry-Erase Board – $145.75

Epoxy Table – $1108.36
Osmo Finishing Wax – $18.99
5/16″ Threaded Inserts – $9.02
Threaded Insert Install Kit – $27.11
5/16″ Bolts – $16 total ($8.00 x 2)
T Wrench Install Tool – $7.49
Ecopoxy $660 total ($330 x 2)
White Pigment – $38.78 total ($19.39 x 2)
Sheathing Tape for Mold – $18.99
Injector Syringe – $8.99
Sander Time at Creative Woodworking NW (45 minutes) – $115
Steel for Table Legs – $79
Melamine Wood for Mold (Home Depot) – $28.97
Black Walnut Slab – $80

Bar Chairs $149.99

Sofa Sack – $149.99

Painting – $45.99

Fire Alarm/CO2 Detector – $29.99

Blinds – $22.90

Plants (Walmart) – $55.28

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Total Build Cost = $21,858.60

Tools – $359.32 (Not included in build cost)
DeWalt Orbital Sander (Home Depot) – $59
Sanding Disks for Orbital Sander – $9.99
Nail Gun – $85.97
Milwaukee Hole Saw Kit (Home Depot) – $69.97
Staple Gun (Harbor Freight) – $22.39
Flooring Install Bar (Home Depot) – $13
DeWalt Power Drill (Home Depot) – $99

You can see interior photos of the tiny house in my post Tiny House Virtual Tour.

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