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How to Build Tiny in North Dakota

Are you curious about the tiny house movement? Have you looked at tiny homes and wondered if you might enjoy trading in your current lifestyle for something a little simpler? 

The good news is that tiny homes aren’t just for people who want to make a full lifestyle change. They also serve as wonderful vacation getaways and escapes from one’s day-to-day life, even if it’s just a walk or UTV ride to the back edge of your property.

Size And Design Limitations for Tiny Homes

The sky's the limit when it comes to designing your tiny house. With an average size of around 250-400 square feet, tiny homes also come with a much smaller price tag than their more traditional counterparts, making them an affordable option for people who want to own a home but have been priced out of the housing market.  

If you can dream it, an expert tiny home builder can probably make your dream a reality. Luxurious finishes, creative storage solutions, and beautiful designs help set Utopian Villas homes apart from other builders and DIY kits.

How Will I Use My Tiny House?

Being clear about your goals for your new tiny home will help you and your builder customize a design and layout that’ll fit all your needs. How do you envision using your tiny home? 

  • Your primary residence
  • An ADU or mother-in-law suite
  • Guest quarters for visitors
  • Vacation rental or Airbnb
  • Occasional escape from your regular home

No matter what, your tiny home will be a reflection of you and your unique style. If you think going tiny means having to give up the amenities of modern day life, think again. Utopian Villas can help you design a gorgeous house with tons of natural light, full-size appliances, and a comfortable layout that will make you feel right at home. 

Special Considerations

The rules for building tiny homes vary by county across North Dakota, and we recommend you research the local building codes and zoning requirements before you start building. 

For example, in Burleigh County, a new home on a residential lot must be at least 965 square feet, much larger than almost all tiny house plans. However, tiny homes can be built on agricultural land of at least 40 acres or more. Other counties in the state do not have explicit rules governing tiny homes.

Where is an Ideal Place to Build My Tiny Home in North Dakota?

Consider asking local zoning offices about building your tiny home in one of these areas:

  • Bismarck
  • Garrison
  • Watford City 
  • Scranton
  • McVille
  • Canton City
  • Tower City

Finding a Reputable Tiny Home Builder

When looking at different companies to help you build your new tiny house, consider their experience, reputation and knowledge of the market. The staff at Utopian Villas are experts in their field with years of helping homeowners navigate the process from start to finish. Contact Utopian Villas and get started on your tiny home dream today!