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Since the recession hit the country, more people are realizing the value of frugal living. Cost cutting has become common in a lot of households and many homeowners have come to realize the value and benefits of little houses in Los Angeles. During the late 1950s, it has been recorded that the average size of homes was around 980 square feet. Come 1970s, the average size climbed to 1,700 square feet. In 2010, it has been reported that the average size of homes is around 2,400 square feet. However, maintaining large homes is quite costly and with the recession putting many people in tight budget, Los Angeles little houses have been a welcoming solution. Little houses in Los Angeles are deemed to be more energy efficient because of the amount of space needed to be heat up or cool down. They also require less maintenance and cleaning. Los Angeles little houses are significantly less expensive than traditional large homes. The materials are minimal and you can hire your local builder to build one for you. Because of its size, a little house can be finished in a month or two unlike traditional homes that usually take 6 months to more than a year to accomplish. They are also easy to build and unique because they are a lot easier to customize.

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Little houses in Los Angeles can cost anywhere between $35,000 to $80,000. These are already built houses that are either laid in foundation or on wheels. These houses are fully customized. However, if you want to hire a builder to build your own little house, you can expect to spend around $10,000 to $30,000 in materials and another $2,000 to $5,000 for the labor cost of your project. If you do not have a building plan, you can purchase one for around $750 to $800. Most homeowners tend to use recyclable materials for their little houses in Los Angeles. While it is environment-friendly, it is highly advisable to use salvage materials that are still in good condition and will not cause any problem in the long run. It is best if you purchase brand new materials that can have an effect on your energy consumption like insulating materials.

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Little houses in Los Angeles are usually powered by solar panels. It can cost around $2,800 to install them. You can also add sidings to your little house as protection which can cost you approximately $1,800 to $2,200. Lighting fixtures can cost around $300 to $400. Just like traditional homes, a Los Angeles little house also needs proper insulation to regulate the indoor temperature. Insulation installation can cost around $1,000 to $1,200. The plumbing system of a little house is simpler than conventional houses. You may spend around $500 to $700 for your basic plumbing needs. There are other small things that can be done to enhance the features of a little house. If you chose to get one, make sure that your budget will cover all the necessary things needed to make your little house functional.

Los Angeles County Little Houses FAQ

Yes. If you have the skills and knowledge about carpentry, plumbing, and some other building methods, you can build your own little house. If not, you can hire a local builder to help you with your project.

Yes. If you are building your little house on wheels, you may need to register it as an RV. A self-built RV has to be inspected before a license plate will be issued in most states. If you are building your little house on a foundation, you may need to get a building permit from your local building authorities. However, the real challenge lies in the zoning regulations in your area. Most cities and municipalities have a minimum of at least 1,000 square feet or more for your house to be constructed. It is best to contact your zoning authorities before proceeding with your project.

No. Sheds are not structurally built to support dwelling. They do not comply with the building codes. Therefore, it is not advisable to convert one into a house.

Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020

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