If you are in the market for a modular home but have an extraordinarily tiny budget, let’s say $50,000, you may be wondering if there are even homes available in that price range.
Well, you are in luck, because there are. But which homes can you purchase at that price?
12 Modular Homes Under $50k
Here is an excellent selection of modular homes for under $50k:
- Loft by Kountry Containers
- Vos by the Bunkie Co.
- Casita by Boxabl
- DROP box N-240 by In-Tenta Design
- Model 106 by aux box Inc.
- Palo Alto Backyard Cabin by Forever Redwood
- NW Mountaineer by Tiny Smart House
- Haleakala by Tiny Pacific Homes
- Timberland by Tiny House Building Company
- Vista Boho by Escape Traveler
- Nomad Cube by Nomad Micro Homes
- The Austin by Hydda Living
Finding an inexpensive prefab home is within your reach. Keep reading for more great information on each modular home above, as well as the companies that build ’em!
Loft by Kountry Containers
For a day home (since it has no bedroom), the Loft is a perfect retreat to get away from the stresses of everyday life.
Kountry Containers is based in Central Texas that we’ve touched on before in this modular home series. The company specializes in custom modular homes that are ultra-tiny, with usually no more than a bedroom and bathroom.
The Loft is a 160-square-foot modular home with one bathroom. To be clear, this home has no bedrooms. You can either camp out under the stars or use the Loft as an office away from home. You’ll certainly have the peace to get your best work done!
For $42,150, the Loft features painted and primed container walls complete with wood accents and a full bathroom with a chrome faucet, laminated counters, electric tankless water heater, sheetrock walls, and a tiled shower complete with a curtain. The floors are vinyl.
This boxy, modular home is part of Kountry Container’s Heritage Series.
Vos by the Bunkie Co.
Do you want to have sweet dreams in your small modular home for less than $50k? Of course, you do, and the Vos could be just what you’re looking for.
With years of experience in areas such as 3D CAD design and furniture building, the team behind Bunkie Co. combined their expertise to create the company. The Canadian-based Bunkie makes modular homes for working, sleeping, playing, and living.
Vos is one of Bunkie Co.’s best-selling modular homes for a reason. It has room for up to two occupants and features a gorgeous bedroom nook with an expansive glass wall.
The exterior of the Vos features steel cladding and full-weather membranes, and the included awning has a bug screen for more peaceful living and working.
The floors and walls are insulated with an R-value of 22; the roof insulation is R-21. In addition, the maple veneer interior plywood is UV-coated.
Also inside the house is a wall bed (optional), your choice of hardwood or vinyl flooring, and LED lighting. The Vos starts at only $28,500.
Casita by Boxabl
Paolo Tiramani, CEO of Boxabl, has one goal for his company: “to significantly lower the cost of homeownership for everyone.”
The company is dedicated to sustainability with every modular home built.
The Casita is Boxabl’s crown jewel, and it’s not too hard to see why. This modular home has a full-sized kitchen with cabinetry, a microwave, a dishwasher, an oven, a fridge, and – as Boxabl says – a sink “with a view.”
In the bathroom, you’ll discover a sliding glass barn door with entry into a deep bathtub, a backlit mirror, a spacious counter, and a vessel sink.
The living area boasts a washer/dryer connection, eight-foot windows and doors, ceilings nearly 10 feet tall, and wide plank composite flooring. You also have air conditioning and heating.
The Casita is 375 square feet and measures 19.5 by 19.5 feet. It starts at $49,500, so it’s right within your budget.
DROP box N-240 by In-Tenta Design
Suite life can be sweet in the DROP box N-240. The brand’s modular suites could comprise an entire resort or hotel, or you could use a single one for living a more uncomplicated lifestyle.
Since 2012, In-Tenta Design has produced its unique brand of sustainable modular homes. The DROP box homes that In-Tenta Design builds can conceivably be dropped nearly anywhere.
Marta Gordillo, the company architect, and Manel Duro, the designer, have won awards for combining their creative energies into homes under the In-Tenta umbrella.
The DROP box N-240 is available in several sizes, the smallest of which begins at $30,000. The smallest models are ideal for two people, whereas the bigger model has room for an average family of four.
Most of the modules include a bathroom as well as a kitchen with all the amenities. With a panoramic double bed, the views are incredible, and you’ll get some incredible sleep!
Model 106 by aux box Inc.
Less than 100 square feet never felt so spacious as when living in the Model 106.
Canada’s aux box Inc. includes a variety of talented designers, drafters, contractors, and carpenters who build modular homes. It only takes the team a day to assemble them. Then they are sent straight to your lot.
How does aux box Inc. build its homes so quickly? The team favors modular construction with a modern flair that’s sure to be appealing.
Oh, and we must mention the brand’s penchant for sustainability whenever possible in the home-building process.
The Model 106 has approximately 84.5 square feet of living space with a 106-square-foot footprint.
Ideal as a spare room, a studio, or a home office, the Model 106 is customizable. You can select the window orientation, configuration, and door orientation (right or left).
At its most expensive, the Model 106 would cost $34,493.
Palo Alto Backyard Cabin by Forever Redwood
Do you want to preserve forestland while shopping for the perfect modular home? Then you must check out the Palo Alto Backyard Cabin.
Founded in 1995, Forever Redwood builds planters, furniture, and small homes using timber. The crux of the company is forestland restoration, which is done via forest management and limiting the amount of wood used to build its properties.
Adhering to and often surpassing the Forest Stewardship Council guidelines, Forever Redwood hopes to inspire other modular home builders with its sustainable practices.
The Palo Alto cabin is an appealing property that can make a fantastic summer home, provide a little retreat, or even be a full-time house.
You can select the size of the cabin, which is available between 10 and 20 feet, so it’s plenty sizable (especially at this price).
The wooden floors are marvelous, the skylights adorning the home are lovely, and you’ll quite enjoy the partitioned bathroom too. Choose from a front porch or a quaint wrap-around deck.
The Palo Alto starts at $27,720.
NW Mountaineer by Tiny Smart House
A cozy home that’s easily hauled, the NW Mountaineer allows you to live comfortably no matter where your adventures take you.
Tiny Smart House in Albany, Oregon specializes in “SMART” homes. The acronym stands for “sustainable construction, modern efficiency, affordable luxury, residential, RV or commercial, and towable anywhere.”
Founded in 2012 by Nathan Light Watson, Tiny Smart House strives to show that a simpler life is often a better one.
The company recommends its modular homes as ADUs, residential properties, or trailer park homes.
The NW Mountaineer is available from 16 to 44 feet with an average width of eight to 10 feet. The trailer home on wheels features a T1-11 exterior with lap siding, a shed roof, and cedar framing for a lightweight yet durable shell.
The angled wedge roof increases headroom in the bedroom nook and allows for effortless towing. Spray foam insulation throughout keeps the house comfortable in winter or summer.
The bathroom features a shower measuring 36 x 36 x 76 inches and a gravity-flush RV toilet. A porcelain toilet can be arranged as well.
The kitchen has stainless steel faucet, a drop-in double-bowl stainless steel sink, a butcher block countertop, cabinetry, a three-burner propane range, an RV range hood, and an under-counter fridge and freezer combo.
The NW Mountaineer starts at $49,225 with the above amenities. If you’d rather have just the modular home shell, that only costs $24,225.
Haleakala by Tiny Pacific Homes
Living on wheels is ultra-luxurious in the Haleakala. The floorplan even includes space for a snack bar!
Tiny Pacific Homes was founded by Hawaiian native Brandon Hardin. For a while, he lived in Oregon, and that’s when the tiny home bug bit him. So when he returned to Hawaii, Hardin made it his mission to spread the glory of tiny living to his home state.
The Haleakala is one of more than 20 modular home models Tiny Pacific Homes offers. At 309 square feet, it’s cozy and comfortable. The main floor has 187 square feet of space, and the loft affords 122 square feet.
The Haleakala is approximately eight feet, six inches wide, and 22 feet long and can sleep two to four people. The house is 13 feet, five inches tall, with a 10 foot, eight-inch ceiling.
The sleeping loft has room for a queen-sized bed and a dresser or closet. You also have the space for a roomy kitchen, bathroom with a toilet, and of course, that aforementioned snack bar!
The Haleakala starts at $45,000.
Timberland by Tiny House Building Company
“Dream big, live tiny,” says Tiny House Building Company. You can do just that in its Timberland modular home!
Fredericksburg, Virginia’s Tiny House Building Company builds modular homes by the dozens. The variety of models offered is impressive, and each home is customizable to boot.
The Timberland measures 8.5 feet wide by 20 feet long. Tiny House Building Company recommends towing the home with a five-foot ATV hauler or a bigger towing vehicle.
Inside is 195 square feet designed with precision to make the most of the space. You’ll find a propane heater, a graywater tank, a freshwater holding tank (46-gallon capacity), and LED lighting across the home.
The bathroom has a dry-flush toilet and a 32 x 32-inch shower. A king-sized sleeping loft is sure to be plenty comfortable, and a storage loft gives you the space to store spare clothing.
The kitchen is full of terrific amenities, including a propane cooktop, butcher block counters, and hickory cabinets.
The Timberland starts at $44,500.
Vista Boho by Escape Traveler
A beloved tiny home, the Vista Boho could win you over too!
For more than 25 years, Escape Traveler and its designers have made modular homes that prioritize space, lighting, and openness. As a result, the team has received various design awards over the years.
Built to withstand high temperatures, extreme cold, and even weather events such as heavy snow, Escape Traveler homes are sure to last.
The company has its own RVIA inspection plant that all homes must pass before being shipped out to customers. Now that’s prioritizing peace of mind.
The Vista Boho is a 187-square-foot trailer with a steel underbelly that resists rodents, steel floor joists, and a rust-resistant coating. The trailer is also insulated for comfortable living no matter the season.
Starting at $45,989, the Vista Boho includes a bedroom big enough for a queen bed, a bathroom with a shower and toilet, a full kitchen, and space for a dining table.
Nomad Cube by Nomad Micro Homes
The module-style Nomad Cube is a head-turning property that’s right within your budget.
Nomad Micro Homes contemplated what affordable living could look like and how much downsizing it would require. Then the team sought to build a series of comfortable modular homes that didn’t break the bank.
That’s how the Nomad Cube was born. The larger of the two models Nomad Micro Homes offers as of this writing, the Nomad Cube measures 13.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 feet.
A single Cube starts at $38,800 and is an adept small living space or even a studio or home office.
You can expand your Nomad Cube with additional modules. The loft module costs $1,473, the bathroom module is available for $1,879, and the kitchen module costs $2,358.
The Austin by Hydda Living
The Austin is an intimate abode that could act as an ADU or its own property.
Founded during the Coronavirus pandemic, Hydda Living in Ohio strove to build homes that fit people’s reduced budgets and could be slotted into existing properties (or used as their own property). Hydda homes come fully equipped for moving right in, and are delivered across the US.
The Austin is an insulated home/office with built-in doors, windows, and floors. You also get electricity ready to go. The heating and cooling panel is mounted to the roof and then wired to the ceiling so it doesn’t stand out.
Capable of withstanding temperatures down to -15 degrees Fahrenheit, the Austin has a cozy yet straightforward interior.
The base price for the above amenities is $29,295, but you can add extra windows (including transom windows), solar panels, or exterior lighting for an additional fee. You can also upgrade the siding.
If you don’t mind redefining your vision of home, there’s a suitable modular home for you for less than $50,000. So whether you want a home on wheels or a modular design, living simply on a budget could be just what you need!