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Join the Tiny House Movement in Virginia

If you’ve ever thought about building a tiny house, you’re in great company. Tiny houses are on the rise in Virginia as more people than ever before downsize their lifestyle to fit into 250-400 square feet. 

Why Build a Tiny House?

While it might seem like a crazy idea to some, moving into a tiny home has many benefits. A smaller space is easier to clean and maintain, saving you time and effort. Tiny homes cost less to build, maintain and insure than their traditional-sized counterparts. And, with high-quality, energy-efficient materials, tiny houses are built to withstand all types of weather. 

What Will I Have to Give Up by Going Tiny?

Contrary to popular belief, luxury tiny house builders like Utopia Villas can pack a lot of modern amenities into a pretty small space. Smart designs, top-quality finishes and millwork, high ceilings and tons of natural light make tiny homes feel much larger than they are.

It’s true that not everything from a 2,000 square foot house will fit into a tiny home. That said, tiny house dwellers report feelings of freedom by letting go of stuff in lieu of a simpler existence. Imagine having more time to actually do the things you enjoy – pursuing hobbies, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

How to Best Use Your New Tiny House

One thing to consider is how you will use your tiny house. For example, 

  • Do you plan to move into it full time? 
  • Will you rent it out as an income generating vacation rental? 
  • Will it be an ADU for a loved one, perhaps an aging parent or adult child, looking for some independence but needs to live nearby? 
  • Do you want a sanctuary to escape the noise of daily life? 

Answering these questions will help guide your design and which amenities to include.

The Costs of Building a Tiny House

With a traditional home out of reach for so many Americans, building a tiny home is a viable option for millennials, retirees, couples and digital nomads. Luxury tiny houses from Utopian Villas start at $112,000, and clients can customize it to their heart’s content. The sky's the limit when it comes to designing and building your new tiny house.

Play by the Rules in Virginia

Even as tiny houses are on the rise in the state, regulations and codes vary widely by town, city and county. We recommend contacting the local municipality where you intend to build or park your tiny house. Regulations in some of Virginia’s major cities remain tight, but are loosening over time as tiny houses become a viable solution to a competitive housing market.

Check out these cities and towns as possible landing spots for your new tiny house:

  • Virginia Beach
  • Roanoke
  • Danville
  • Manassas
  • Fredericksburg
  • Richmond

Finding a Builder to Bring Your Tiny House Dream to Life

At Utopian Villas, our entire goal is to build tiny houses that will improve our clients’ lives. Don’t think you have to sacrifice modern amenities when going tiny. We’ll help you design and build a tiny house that suits your lifestyle.