The budget for building our tiny home was based on a $20,000 dollar build we saw on the mainland. We knew we definitely couldn't build what we wanted for $20K but we hoped we could finish under $50K. I'm happy to report that the total cost of our home was $45K! Yes, that number includes our solar panels, battery storage and rain catchment system. If you are curious in the total budget breakdown, head over to Dwell Magazine to see the details.
THE MATERIAL LIST
This is our base material list. We bought additional material as needed.
13ea. ¾ x 4 x 8 T&G sub floor
40ea. 2 x 4 x 20 Plates
100ea. 2 x 4 x 12 Stubs
8ea. 4 x 6 x 10 Open beam select
2ea. 4 x 6 x 18 Header
1ea. 4 x 6 x 8 Header
7ea. 4 x 4 x 8 Floor joist
10ea. 5/8 x 4 x 8 Techshield
20ea. 1/2 x 4 x 8 Shear wall cdx plywood
1 Roll house wrap
2ea. Large sub-floor adhesive
2 boxes 1 x 5/8 Senco quickdrive screws
The lowest lumber quote that came in for the above materials was this ----> $3,123.35
We ordered our lumber from Pacific Source, based on the West Coast. Estimated arrival to Hawaii is 6-8 weeks! If you live in a remote location keep that time frame in mind to reduce the amount of holdups during your build.