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20 reasons you don't want to live in a tiny house

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 21: Ideally, a tiny home is supposed to save money. According to YCharts, the median price of an existing home in July was $280,000, down 4.27%  from a year earlier. While Go Downsize says the average cost of a tiny house is $75,000, and could be $15,000 if you build it yourself, a realistic figure is roughly $50,000. And that's leaving out a bunch of things you would get buying an average home, which we'll outline here.

The Initial Home Price Can Be Deceptive

Ideally, a tiny home is supposed to save money. According to YCharts, the median price of an existing home in July was $280,000, down 4.27%  from a year earlier. While Go Downsize says the average cost of a tiny house is $75,000, and could be $15,000 if you build it yourself, a realistic figure is roughly $50,000. And that's leaving out a bunch of things you would get buying an average home, which we'll outline here.

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