Tiny Texas Houses and The Economist

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The small house movement is going buck wild.  Some say it's because of a concern for the environment.  Others say it's because of the economy.  We could all say it's a confluence of both the economy and the environment, but what's important is that people actually rethink what a home can be — including how big it needs to be.  Just the other day, The Economist, published a story about two of the main players in the super small home genre, Tiny Texas Houses and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.  We've mentioned Tumbleweed previously, but I learned something new about Tiny Texas Houses. 

According to The Economist, Brad Kittel was running a salvage and architectural-antiques shop, but none of his stuff was moving.  So he started Tiny Texas Houses and began building small-sized homes out of salvaged materials.  And the idea caught on. 

To this day, his houses are about 99% pure salvage — each home is a one-of-a-kind, custom production from existing doors, floors, windows, lumber, porch posts, etc.  He paints with milk paint, too, unless customers request something else.  For about $38,000, TTH will build a 10' x 16' house that's wired, plumbed, insulated, and ready to ship.  So if you're thinking about a lifestyle change, make sure to look at the various Tiny Texas House options

Mc-tth Mc2-tth

Design-pricing 

Chapel-tth

For similar, read about the Yale Tiny House and Williams Tiny House.


  • http://www.bellafiguracommunications.com JoAnn

    Thank you so much for posting these houses. I think they are works of art.

  • Anonymous

    The per square foot price is kinda pricy but I am glad they are so well insulated and so, well, uh, TINY!

  • AntiTTHouses

    Tiny Texas Houses. What you don’t know about these houses are that Brad Kittel will only warranty them for 1 year and after that you WILL be charged out the ying yang to have him replace the dry rotted wood that he sold you in the beginning. And 38k for a house is NOT what you will be paying him by the end of the completed house. The concept is good, but overall the allmighty $$$ is what matters to Brad Kittel!

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