$24,500 Prefab House You Can Place Almost Anywhere Without a Permit

Drop Structures Mono Prefab House

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.”

DROP Structures has created Mono, a prefab house perfect for those who want to see the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home.

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At just 106 square feet, the tiny home can be placed virtually anywhere in North America without a permit.

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This makes it great space for working…

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And “glamping.”

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With its large glass windows, it offers amazing views, both day…

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…And night.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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