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Pre-Built vs. Custom-Made: Which Is the Best Tiny Home for You?

Customized and pre-fabricated tiny house
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You dreamed of owning a tiny home for a long time, and now that you’re ready to invest in one, you’re debating between choosing a pre-built minimal tiny house or having one that’s made from scratch. The truth is, both options are good, but that depends on what you need, your vision, and your budget. To make that decision easier, we compared the pros and cons each  option offers:

Pre-built tiny homes

These days, it’s so easy to find pre-built tiny cozy homes that you can have delivered to your property, and you’re good to go. They also come in different shapes and sizes with features that will depend on how much you’re willing to pay for them.


  • You don’t need to wait for one to be built, so if you need a tiny home truck right away, this is the perfect choice.
  • Although you’re going for a pre-built home, you still have a lot of options when it comes to design, size, and shape. In fact, some tiny house manufacturers allow you to customize some finishes at no added cost. This gives you the opportunity to add a personal touch to your tiny home, even if it’s pre-built.
  • Most pre-built tiny cozy homes are cheaper than when you have one customized.


  • Since you’re buying something that’s pre-made, you can’t have every detail according to your exact specifications.

Custom-made tiny homes

If you have a vision of what you would like your tiny farmhouse to be like and have the budget for it, you can go with a custom-made tiny home.


  • Original design. The best thing about having a tiny house built from scratch is that you have complete control over its design to fit the lifestyle that you want to embrace once you’re living in it.
  • Depending on your needs, you have the flexibility to have your tiny home designed to, let’s say, have more space for your kitchen and forego a living room or a separate bedroom instead of just a loft. The possibilities are endless when you’re doing custom-made tiny cozy homes, so you can gather different inspirations from other tiny homes to apply to your own place.


  • Since you’re building everything according to your own specifications and design, you can also expect to pay more, especially if you want to add more features to it in the near future. For instance, you can turn your tiny home into a small smart house or go as modern as you want if you have the budget for it.

So, what’s better?

Whether you opt to invest in a pre-made tiny home or start from scratch with a fully custom-made tiny home, it will depend on what your goals are for this house, how you would want to use it, what lifestyle you want to live, and of course, how much you’re willing to spend on this project. Either way, these tiny cozy homes will surely change your life for the better. To learn more about what we can offer, make sure to contact Generations Tiny Homes!

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