Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve at least heard of the booming tiny house movement. Tiny homes create a unique, earth-friendly, sustainable, and affordable way to live on or off-the-grid.
But they have to be built. Yes, I mean you (or someone you pay) has to physically build this structure into a functional, zone-compliant living space. That takes time, know-how, and more patience than I have.
There is a solution to build your tiny house in 50% less time: turn a prefabricated storage shed into a tiny home.
Am I serious? You betcha.
Plus, if you’re handing all of the construction (i.e. building in your spare time), all of your materials will be exposed to the elements, which means your material will be exposes to mold and your lumber has the potential to swell. Manufactured structures are built in climate-controlled facilities, which means you don’t have to worry about anything happening to your new home.
If that’s not a good enough reason to go from shed to house, here a few more reasons!
Here are 3 reasons why converting a shed into a tiny home is the best idea ever:
1. Less construction time
By using a shed, half the work is already complete. All you have to do is finish up the inside and move in. Don’t forget, the shell of a building is often the heaviest part. If you’re the one doing the construction, it’s nice to pass this job off to someone else who can (and wants to) do the heavy lifting.
Speaking of the heaviest part, these shells are very sturdy and waterproof. When the wind starts howling and a storm comes through, you can sleep well knowing your family is safe from the elements.
2. Great quality
Unless you’re a seasoned builder, I’m willing to bet you can’t build a structure to the same high standards and quality control of an established manufacturer.
Manufacturers build these structures just like a new house – which means that you get to have a non-traditional path to home-ownership without sacrificing the quality of the construction. Win win!
Plus, when a manufacturer is building the shell, they are paying wholesale prices for their materials (which you might not have access to).
They know what they are doing. This isn’t their first rodeo.
3. You only design the inside
Because the shell of the building is complete, you only have to worry about the interior of the building.
Designing half of your home saves you money, times, headaches, and sleepless nights. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to customize your living space and have everything you want.
Tiny homes are such a great solution for many people: empty-nesters, minimalists, millennials, and anyone looking to reduce their footprint. But let’s be honest, building a home from scratch is hard and takes a skill that not many of us have. Using a prefabricated storage shed as the shell of the building might be the solution you’ve been looking for to make this dream your reality.
Not only can you completely customize your new home, but if you use a structure that is more than half-way completed, you’ve just saved yourself 50% of the work, shorter construction time, and drastically fewer decisions to make.
I don’t know about you, but my sanity is important to me.
Want to see a real-life example?
Rosa and I have recently converted a shed into our office at Farm + Yard, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We’re still at the beginning stages of build-out with a bit of framing and some electrical, but this gives you great insight into the process of turning a shed into a functional living space.
Want to come in to check out the sheds for yourself? We are located just south of Waco, TX – just 10 min from Magnolia Market and the Silos and 5 miles south of Baylor, right off of HWY 77 in Robinson. Any of our in-stock sheds can be delivered to your home within 7-10 business days.
Will a shed fit in your yard?
Sometimes it’s hard to know the right fit for your yard, which is exactly why we love coming to your home to make a FREE yard evaluation. We can help you decide on the perfect spot and size for your new storage shed. Click here to schedule a free Yard Evaluation or contact us by phone: (254) 537-1014.