If you enjoy living off the grid and are eager to embrace a minimalist lifestyle, a tiny house may be a perfect fit for you. For such a seemingly simple concept, however, there are a lot of things to consider when purchasing your own humble abode, including how much it'll cost, how it will reach its final destination, and what permit it will require. Aiming to take the guesswork out of the process, DROP Structures has designed a prefab house that can be placed almost anywhere in North America for less than $25,000.
Called Mono, this little home is DROP Structure's sleek and stylish signature model. While the $24,500 cabin boasts a beautiful aesthetic characterized by a long, linear floor plan and large, double-paned windows, its major selling point is its size. At just 106 square feet (including a 4-foot covered deck), it does not require a permit in most of North America. That means that this “plug and play” property can be placed in a myriad of locations without restriction.
Additionally, this tiny house is entirely pre-fabricated. DROP Structures will even deliver it to its new location—no matter where you choose. “The Mono can go in a backyard as an exercise room, an office, a play room, or a guest room,” the company says. “It can go to the country for glamping, or act as extra space at a family cottage.”
By default, each Mono is lit by LED pot lights and heated by an electric heat source. It also features a Baltic Birch interior finish, vinyl flooring, and a Douglas Fir deck, though alternative materials are available at additional charge. Similarly, the model can be upgraded with a bathroom, kitchen, loft, Murphy bed, cabinets, and blinds. The prefab possibilities are endless!
Ultimately, Ryan Abernathy, Brandon Boorsma, and Matt Leitch—the brains behind DROP Structures—hope that Mono revolutionizes the concept of space. “Space to live. Space to work. Space to pursue hopes, dreams and passions.”