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5 Housing Types You Can Build on Your Land

Congratulations on owning a piece of American Dream! Below are the 5 housing types you can build on your land. Traditional Single-Family House, Manufactured House, Mansions, Tiny House, and Recreational Vehicles.

5 Housing Types #1: Traditional Single-Family House

Single Family Home

Traditional homes are also called “site-built homes”. It’s constructed piece by piece on a building site. It’s intended to remain basically forever on the land it was built. Traditional single-family home comes in all shapes and sizes, from small one-bedroom to ultra-luxurious house.

According to recent U.S. census data, the average price to build a 2600 sqft. single-family home in the U.S. ranges from $260,000 to $710,000 in 2022. Most homeowners spending around $358,800 for a standard build with mid-grade materials, garage, and deck.

5 Housing Types #2: Manufactured Home

Manufactured Home

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Manufactured homes are sometimes referred to as “pre-fabricated homes”. Manufactured homes are factory built and delivered to building sites in one or more pieces and then joined together. In the past, most manufactured homes aren’t permanently affixed to foundations but sit on wheeled platforms. These days, most of the manufactured homes are fixed on the ground as permanent structures.

The Oregon Manufactured Housing Association says that the cost per square foot of a manufactured home is nearly half that of a stick-built home. In 2022, a typical 1200 square feet Manufactured House would cost about between $45,000 and $80,000.

5 Housing Types #3: Mansions

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A mansion is a large dwelling house. The word itself derives through Old French from the Latin word mansio “dwelling”. Mansions usually have specially designed rooms meant to accommodate leisure activities of a particular kind. Many will have a conservatory or greenhouse, a library, while others will have an infinity pool or a home theater. Some have all of these features.

A modern mansion today may not necessarily be limited to a single house standing alone. A Mansion could be a group of larger houses on the same lot. In Manhattan a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) house would certainly be described as a Mansion, but a similar-sized house in the Atlanta suburbs would not. Calling a dwelling a mansion indicates a level of grandeur and consumption considerably greater than the norm in that location. With the additional connotation of quality, and correlates highly with the housing patterns of the upper class.

5 Housing Types #4: Recreational Vehicle

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A recreational vehicle, often abbreviated as RV, is a motor vehicle or trailer which includes living quarters designed for accommodation. Typical amenities of an RV include a kitchen, a bathroom, and one or more sleeping facilities. RVs can range from the basic — containing only sleeping quarters and basic cooking facilities — to the luxurious, with features like air conditioning (AC), water heaters, televisions and satellite internet. RVs can either be trailers (which are towed behind motor vehicles) or self-motorized.

5 Housing Types #5: Tiny House

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The tiny-house is an architectural style that advocates living simply in small homes. A residential structure under 500 square feet (46 m2) is generally considered a tiny home. Tiny-house promotes financial prudence, economically safe, shared community experiences, and a shift in consumerism-driven mindsets.

Smaller homes are less expensive than larger ones in terms of property taxes, construction costs, heating, maintenance, and repair costs. The lower cost of living may be advantageous to retirees. In addition to costing less, small houses may encourage a less cluttered, simpler lifestyle, and reduce ecological impacts for their residents. Small houses may emphasize design over size, utilize dual purpose features and multi-functional furniture, and incorporate technological advances of space saving equipment and appliances. Vertical space optimization is also a common feature of small houses and apartments.

This building type is probably the most affordable option, and the easiest to set up. For example, Amazon has a solar powered Tiny House for sale for only $38000 including shipping delivery of the house to your residential lot!

Summary

At Elegment Land, our hand-picked residential lands can accommodate all your needs, from recreational to living, from mansions to tiny houses. We specialize in selling beautiful and affordable residential lands. However, please keep in mind that we are not building developers 😉

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