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 ====== Budget: DIY or buy ====== ====== Budget: DIY or buy ======
  
-This excellent (and current: ​ March 15, 2016) article discusses costsbudget decision-making AND presents a detailed breakdown of the price tag on one tiny home—a must-read: [[http://​tinyhousegiantjourney.com/​2016/​03/​15/​tiny-house-costs/​|Let’s Talk Budget: Why are tiny homes so expensive?​]]. Some takeaways:+This excellent (and current: ​ March 15, 2016) article discusses costs and budget decision-making AND presents a detailed breakdown of the price tag of one quality  ​tiny home—a must-read: [[http://​tinyhousegiantjourney.com/​2016/​03/​15/​tiny-house-costs/​|Let’s Talk Budget: Why are tiny homes so expensive?​]]. Some takeaways ​and conclusions:
  
   * cost range for a prebuilt tiny home: $35,​000-$80,​000   * cost range for a prebuilt tiny home: $35,​000-$80,​000
   * average cost of a full-featured DIY tiny home with top appliances: $25,000   * average cost of a full-featured DIY tiny home with top appliances: $25,000
-  * that $25,​000 ​can be reduced ​by maybe 50% through spending ​time on salvaging and hunting for deals, and by cutting back on cost/​quality of individual items (e.g. a less expensive stove or solar system). +  * three things can reduce ​that $25,000 by up to maybe half for similar results: 
 +    - investing more time and less money by salvaging ​(free), refurbishing, ​and hunting for deals 
 +    - cutting back on cost/​quality of individual items (e.g. a less expensive stove or toilet) 
 +    - having relevant skills (e.g. you're an architect, or a builder) and/or connections (for deals on services and materials) 
 +  * there'​s no fixed average DIY cost for a quality tiny home: you can spend more or less and be happy with the results, based on your expectations and desires (as well as what non-cash resources and time you have to invest)
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