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Join the Tiny House Movement in North Carolina

With sky-high real estate prices and building costs, many people are turning to tiny homes as a way to own a luxurious home at an affordable price. The tiny house craze in North Carolina continues to grow with millennials, retirees, young families, digital nomads, and multi-generational families.

Why Are Tiny Homes Popular?

Across the US, the median size of a new home is about 2,300 square feet. At just 1/10th that size, tiny homes pack a ton of value and personality into a very small space. 

Tiny homes can provide a simple, comfortable life almost free from clutter. They require minimal upkeep and can be cleaned in under an hour. For people who wish to spend more time actually enjoying life and less time maintaining their stuff, tiny home living is a great choice. 

It’s also nice to know that going tiny doesn’t mean giving up a life of luxury. Homes from Utopian Villas are beautifully designed and totally customizable to meet the needs of the homeowner. With sophisticated floor plans, lots of natural light, full-size appliances, and high-end finishes and millwork, tiny homes can truly feel like an escape.

What to Know About Building a Tiny House In North Carolina

While tiny homes start at around $112,000, a homeowner also has to find a place to set their home. Local building codes and zoning regulations differ from town to town, so it’s important to do some research and consult with a local building inspector before getting too far into the process. 

Some counties in North Carolina have specific language on the books to help guide tiny house owners, though others do not. When thinking about where to build, consider some of these places:

  • Asheville
  • Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem
  • Charlotte
  • Fayetteville
  • Greenville
  • Raleigh
  • Durham
  • Concord

Questions to Ask Before Building

How do you plan to use your tiny home? Will you live in it full time? Do you hope to rent it out as a vacation rental? Will someone in your family such as an elderly parent or young adult child live in the ADU on your property? Do you want to keep it as a mother-in-law apartment for guests? 

How you plan to use your new home will also help inform the design and amenities that’ll go into it. In addition, the usage will also guide logistical decisions such as:

  • Whether to build on a foundation or keep it mobile on a chassis
  • Utility hookups (water, sewer, gas, electricity)
  • Any square footage requirements
  • The local rules and regulations for where to park or install the tiny house 

How to Find a Tiny House Builder in North Carolina

If you’re ready to learn more about how to get started, contact the experts at Utopian Villas, They are available to walk you through every step of the design and build process.