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Building a Tiny House in South Dakota

If you’ve ever thought about building a tiny home in South Dakota, you’ve landed in the right place. What might have been considered a fad in years past has grown into a full-blown movement that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

How Much Will a New Tiny House Cost?

With traditional home prices out of reach for many Americans, tiny homes have become an attractive option. Luxurious, custom tiny houses from Utopian Villas start at about $112,000. 

These gorgeous designs with thoughtful floor plans, high-end finishes, and even full size appliances make you feel like you are in a much larger space than just a few hundred square feet.

What Benefits Can I Expect From Going Tiny?

While some folks might think moving to a tiny house means giving up a bunch of amenities, they find that downsizing actually comes with an instant benefit of affording you more time to do the things you love to do. In addition, tiny homes are:

  • Energy efficient
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to clean
  • Affordable
  • Beautiful to look at
  • Low-maintenance

Where To Build a Tiny Home in South Dakota

South Dakota has made some great advancements in regulating tiny houses. Some communities, such as Beresford and Spearfish, have specifically addressed tiny homes in their building codes. While zoning rules and building codes vary widely from town to town, South Dakotans can expect many more areas in the state to accommodate tiny houses in the near future. 

Try contacting the local zoning board or building inspector in these South Dakota cities and towns: 

  • Bison
  • Central City
  • Mission
  • Lake City
  • Springfield
  • Sioux Falls

Getting the Most Out of Your Tiny Home

Before you build, we recommend thinking about how you’d like to use your new tiny house. Do you plan to move in permanently? Or, would you like to generate some income and rent it to vacationers through Airbnb or a similar company? 

Do you have a family member who wants to live independently but close by? An ADU or mother-in-law suite might be the perfect addition to your existing property.

How to Get Started Building Your Tiny House

If you’re ready to get started building the tiny house of your dreams, contact the building and design experts at Utopian Villas. We will be here to guide you throughout the entire process from start to finish.