Lowering Costs of Small Buildings
Many tiny houses are used as guest rooms and are located near an existing home with accommodations. This approach saves the costs of adding a bath and kitchen.
Close proximity to the main house can save big when it comes to gaining additional living space for guests without adding a bath and kitchen, plumbing, electrical, foundation costs and permits.
A small space can have a big feel if a bath and or kitchen is not sharing available square footage.
An unplumbed building not being used on a regular basis does not require constant heating and with a passive solar design and super insulation will heat passively during the day time sun.
The building above is a guest room with a loft and has been used by a student, visiting guests, and occasionally as an art studio.