As mentioned in our previous article, How to Find a Tiny House Builder, it’s important to take the time to research exactly what you want. There are a number of key points to consider before choosing the right builder for your project. Here’s a quick review of the questions you want to ask when deciding on the company that will build your dream tiny home:

  • How long have they been in business? Go for a more experienced tiny house builder and you’re more likely to get someone who knows what works and what doesn’t.
  • Can they build exactly what I’m looking for? While some tiny house builders focus on set designs, there are also builders out there who will take your design dreams and make them a reality!
  • What kinds of material do they use? Take a look at some of the tiny houses they built in the past. Make sure they use quality materials that will make your tiny house last!
  • Have they built a lot of tiny houses? Tiny house builders often come from other types of building backgrounds, and may not know what’s what (even if they claim to). Make sure they’ve built other tiny houses before.

Michigan is an excellent place to live in a tiny house. They adapted their zoning regulations in order to make it easier for tiny house entousiasts. Affordable housing groups are pushing for the discussion to get ADUs (accessory dwelling units) legalized in residential areas. Each municipality has its own tiny house regulations, so make sure you discuss this with your tiny house builder before making the move!

Great Lakes Tiny Homes

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Model: Barto 2.0

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Model: Barto 2.0

Interior Michigan tiny homes

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Model: The Huron

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Model: The Brooklyn

A family-run business accumulating over 20 years of experience with architecture, design, construction and carpentry. They offer different models of tiny houses inspired by the great outdoors of Michigan and surrounding regions. The beautiful rustic contemporary designed tiny homes are also designed for colder weather!

  • Location: Michigan
  • Tiny houses on wheels: yes
  • Tiny houses on foundations: yes
  • Custom builds: yes
  • Certifications: Members of Home Builders Association of Central Michigan
  • Tiny house financing partners: N/A
  • Price: Full tiny house models form 42 000$ to 74 000$. Everything is well documented on their website.

Contact the builder here for more information.

Dickinson Homes

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Dickinson Homes is focused on building modular homes since 1970. Since 2013, they offer tiny homes with two customizable models: the modern tiny house and the rustic tiny house. With 45 years of experience, and more than 5000 projects completed, they are a leader in modular construction in Michigan. They also deliver to Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan.

  • Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan
  • Tiny houses on wheels: no
  • Tiny houses on foundations: yes
  • Custom builds: yes
  • Certifications and warranty: 15 year structural warranty on the home
  • Tiny house financing partners: N/A
  • Price: Depends on the model. You need to contact them in order to get the price for your build.

Contact the builder here for more information.

Did we forget your favorite builder?

Did you have a pleasant experience with a tiny house builder in Mississippi? Or do you think we forgot one builder that should make the list? We would love to know about them! You can write to us here to tell us about it!