Tiny houses have gained immense support and popularity in recent times. They have become the dream for many and have positively affected a large population and promoted a new perspective towards a minimalist lifestyle under a budget.
However, before opting for a tiny house, people always wonder about the financial implications that come along with it. Long-term financial implications are a measure of concern whenever someone builds or buys a house, be it a tiny or normal house. And one common question regarding tiny houses is whether they appreciate in value or not. While most houses do appreciate in value, it is a little different for tiny houses.
Tiny houses and financial implications can vary depending on the type of tiny house. There are two types, one on foundation and the other on wheels. So let us get into a detailed discussion.
Tiny houses and value appreciation
When we talk about price or value appreciation of a house and interests, local economy, etc., these are things that we cannot control or have power over. However, we can upgrade the property we own by adding various beneficiaries and amenities that will help raise its value in the future and improve its financial statistics.
As mentioned earlier, tiny houses do appreciate in value, but it depends on their types. When a house is built on a foundation, it has more chances of appreciating in value, whereas tiny houses on wheels are less likely to do so.
Tiny houses on a foundation are built like normal houses with the same framing techniques. They are constructed on a piece of land that one owns and are left there permanently. Which means it becomes a legal part of that land and a permanent house. On the other hand, tiny houses on wheels are built on trailers. They are movable, and these houses do not have a particular land or property that they belong to.
Now, let us discuss why houses on a foundation are more valuable than tiny houses on wheels.
It is true that tiny houses on foundation appreciate more than the ones on wheels. The basic logic behind this is that they are treated as permanent houses. They become a legal part of a particular area. Thus, when the houses in that area appreciate in value, the tiny house’s value also appreciates, unlike tiny houses on wheels. Tiny houses on wheels are not permanent units of an area. Hence, they have no link to the changes that occur.
However, there are other reasons why, and these reasons can also be the ways of appreciating a tiny house;
Land: The land is the most important part that impacts financial implications. Lands keep appreciating in value depending on the area and size. And since a tiny house on foundation becomes a legal part of a land, when that particular land rises in value, the value of the tiny house also appreciates.
Amenities: Tiny houses do not have the amenities that a normal house can provide. But the ones on a foundation can. These amenities include a sewage station, water supply, electricity, etc. Tiny houses on wheels can only provide composting toilets, unlike the ones on foundations. Therefore, they are different and rank lower in value.
So these are the main reasons why they are more valuable. And if a tiny house includes these two points, they can help their value appreciate in the future.