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How much does a tiny home cost around Atlanta?

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Tiny houses are all the rage in the Atlanta area. In fact, the third annual Georgia Tiny House Festival in early March was so big it had to be moved to the Atanta Motor Speedway.

Throughout the area, enthusiasm for living small −and possibly even building your own tiny place − is in high gear.

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The tiny house community of Little River Escape in Cloudland, Georgia, defines a tiny house as “a residential structure that is typically sized under 600 square feet.” The community accepts two sorts of tiny houses: the Tiny House on Wheels, which can fit on a trailer and has maximum dimensions of 8′ 6″ wide, 13′ 6″ tall, and 40 feet long, providing a maximum area of about 340 square feet; the second option, a Park Model RV (PMRV), is usually 340-560 square feet and feels a bit like a bright one bedroom apartment.

“These can be up to 14 feet wide, but require permitting and tractor-trailer truck for moving,” according to a note on the site.

Unfortunately, getting tiny homes from the drawing board to Atlanta-area vacation spots and neigborhoods can be a bit difficult. The city doesn’t have a formal definition of “tiny house,” for example, and still restricts new residential construction that’s less than 750 square feet.

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As for prices for these little housing gems in North Georgia, there’s no telling. Depending on size, location and where (and how) the home was built, the range is substantial.

Which isn’t to say tiny homes in the Atlanta area aren’t fun and appealing. They are and they tend to be a good value too, whether owners employ them as “she sheds” (the alternative to the man cave), guest rooms, offices or proper places to live (on or off the grid).

To get an idea of the range of designs and the variety of prices, check out these five tiny home options being sold on-site or by their builders within an hour or so of Atlanta:

Read Auto Sales in Mansfield, Georgia, also makes and sells tiny home shells under the name GA Builders. This lofted barn cabin shell sells for $9,046. For the AJC

Deluxe Lofted Barn Cabin shell

Mansfield, Georgia, 384 square feet (1 bedroom, 1 bath), $9,046

These cabin shells are constructed by the building division of Read Auto Sales, about 47 miles from Atlanta, and are intended to be finished by their eventual owners. The company offers financing and delivers and sets up cabins free of charge within 50 miles of Mansfield.

This tiny home at 2121 Wilson Ave. NW in Westside Atlanta is on the market for $33,580. Contributed by Julian Jackson/EXP Realty Atlanta/For the AJC

Fixer-upper in Atlanta

Atlanta, 650 square feet (2 bedrooms, 1 bath), $33,580

Built in 1920, long before Atlanta’s size restrictions on new construction, this Westside fixer-upper features hardwood floors and a charming front proch. It sits on about a tenth of an acre and has an unfinished basement.

Tiny office. Courtesy of Tiny House Listings

Tiny home/office

Ellijay, Georgia, 144 square feet (1 bedroom, 0 bath), $27,500

This structure is being sold as a potential tiny home or property addition. It includes built-in storage, screened windows that open and shut, a closet and a front porch, along with water and electrical hookups. Ideal for use as a guest room or office on your property or as a hunter’s cabin, the buyer is responsible for lifting and moving the building.

This home at the Little River Escape, a tiny house community along the Little River in Menlo, Georgia, is listed for $41,500. Contributed by River Ridge Escape/For the AJC

Little River Escape

Cloudland, Georgia, 397 square feet (1 bedroom, 1 bath), $41,500

This is one of the tiny homes in the private community atop Lookout Mountain, just over an hour from Atlanta. It features custom cabinets and access to Lake Lahusage.

This tiny house is in Bostwick, Georgia, about 60 miles from Atlanta, and is listed for$45,000. Contributed by Jennifer Blackmon/Tiny House Listing/For the AJC
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