Tiny Homes in Iowa

Tiny houses for sale in Iowa are skyrocketing as more and more people look at this alternative lifestyle: both as a temporary means for sheltering and a long-term way of life.  Of course, with any movement as large as the Tiny House Nation, come questions and concerns.  Here are just some you may be wondering about:

Will I Be Cramped in a Tiny House in Iowa?                                                                      

The average house today is 2,598 square feet.  In the 1970’s it was about half that size.  The point is, if you plan to live in your new tiny house fulltime, downsizing from nearly 3,000 square feet to 600 or less is going to be a challenge. But, that doesn’t mean it has to feel suffocating. Today’s tiny homes can feel spacious and inviting with the correct layout and design. Utopia Villas specializes in design and construction that offers both the aesthetic appeal and the maneuverability that today’s family needs.

Is Tiny House Living All About the Basics?

Moving into a tiny house does require you to let go of a lot of that “stuff.” But it doesn’t mean that you have to live like a Pioneer. Take a look at the luxurious designs of a Utopia Villas home and you might be surprised to discover that they offer the same quality amenities as any normal sized dwelling.  You can still enjoy marble countertops; a warm fireplace; and even a wine rack. Of course every house is unique. That’s the best part of building a tiny house in Iowa – you can design it to match your own interest and style.

Where Can I Put my Tiny House Build in Iowa?

This is a good question that isn’t easy to answer. A lot depends on how your tiny home is built; what size it is; and what the local requirements for housing are. For instance, town and city rules may prohibit a tiny house that sits on a chassis, but will allow it if it is permanently affixed to a foundation. Some communities require the home to sport formal water and sewage hookups (no hoses here), or they may require the home to be a certain size before you can set it up. More rural areas may have no rules at all. Since the rules and regulations regarding tiny houses for sale in Iowa are constantly changing, be sure to check with the local housing authorities before putting your home on any lot of land.

Consider asking local zoning offices about installing tiny homes in cities across Iowa such as:

  • Des Moines
  • Iowa City
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Ames
  • Davenport
  • Dubuque


Do I Have to Live There Full-time?

Maybe you love the idea of a tiny home; you just don’t want to live in it all of the time.  The great news is that these small dwellings make a wonderful action getaway for the entire family. Featuring stylist amenities and a comfortable feel, they can be placed near your favorite lake, stream or mountainside, giving you a place to escape life’s normal demands.

Where Can I Go To Find a Builder for My Tiny House in Iowa?

If you are considering building a tiny house to enjoy, be sure to check out what Utopian Villas has to offer. A nationwide leader in tiny home builds, our professional staff will walk you through every step of the design and building process, helping you to create the kind of high-end home you and your family can enjoy for years to come.