It's no secret that the cost of living in the Sunshine State can run you a pretty penny — especially real estate. Traditional homes on prime pieces of land can be particularly bank-breaking, making owning a home in this tropical paradise seemingly unreachable. Luckily, this St. Pete company is offering us a hot, new living solution by building super cheap tiny houses in Florida.
If Lucy was in the sky with diamonds, millennials are in the sky with debt. And with Florida’s median house prices hovering around $229,000, twenty-somethings from the Sunshine State may be wondering if homeownership is even in the cards for them.
Tampa Bay Tiny Homes is shaking up the housing industry with its adorable living spaces. The construction group offers three, unique models with funky names, like “The Burg,” “The Current,” and my personal fave, “The Breeze.”
Each one comes with a small storage space, an official Bildsworth certification, and the option to install a sleeping loft.
Whether you're trying to roam the country on wheels or settle down with your bae and your fur baby with a land build, you can choose the home that makes the most sense for your lifestyle.
The coolest part is that the prices are goood.
For the folks who don’t mind getting their hands dirty or are looking for the satisfaction that comes along with crafting your own home, the company sells 20-foot house frames for as little as $12k, but watch out. This is the most basic situation that you could possibly purchase, and it leaves most of the hard work — cough plumbing installation — to the buyer.
If you aren’t trying to shed a bunch of blood, sweat, and tears in the process of building your new home though, no sweat! The company also sells ready-to-go tiny homes, complete with fans, granite countertops, and a bathroom vanity.
The good news is that even if you want to order a complete house with 'the works,' you won't break the bank. A totally finished place costs anywhere between 50k for a 20 ft. pad to 73k for the roomier 32 ft. version.
That's a pretty sweet deal, especially compared to traditional home prices! But what about hurricane season?
If you're stressed about the high-powered winds that come rushing through during those storm-heavy months, you should know that each home comes with hurricane bolts and stud ties to keep it steady.
But, in case of a real emergency, you can evacuate with your house in tow. Every Tampa Bay Tiny Home comes with a trailer, so you can carry your home to any corner of the country.
Whether your #goals are to live the simple life or to drag your home across the country on your many adventures, these tiny houses are the perfect way for you to create the home you've always wanted.
Throw yourself on the couch after work, lounge in your loft bed and post Insta stories of those fancy granite counters. At the end of the day, this is a pretty unique chance to have a place that is actually yours.
Tampa Bay Tiny Homes
Price: Between $12k and $73k depending on the build size you pick.
Address: 3025 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL
Description: This is a really special chance to live in a place that is yours. Settle down on a shaded plot of land, or whisk your home across the US. Either way, you get to live the lifestyle that you want in a home that you actually own.