The tiny homes trend is still on the rise, as an increasing number of both city and country dwellers learn to live with less and maximize their small spaces. Although the cost of these abodes can be expensive, California-based Monarch Tiny Homes believes that this lifestyle shouldn't demand a fortune to acquire. Their beautifully-minimalist buildings offer mobility and the comforts of a larger home, all without breaking the bank. The portable, trailer-led getaways cost just $22,000 for their Half/Half model and $47,000 for the Twenty-Footer version (20′ x 8.5′).
Monarch sells their Half/Half model as an unfinished “bare shell,” which is ideal for those who want to fully customize their space. It includes the basics–pre-installed water, sewer, power, and gas lines–but it's up to the inhabitant to determine how the interior will look and function. For those wanting something move-in ready, the Twenty-Footer features a built-in loft, kitchen, and bathroom.
Both models are structurally sound and reinforced with structural insulated panels (SIPs), and their exterior siding is composed of reclaimed wood fibers and recycled plastic bottles. Another environmentally-conscious feature are the windows, which are insulated and low-emissivity. Monarch also encourages their homeowners to consider adding solar panels, further increasing the sustainability of the already eco-friendly home.