tiny house guide to alaska

QUICK FACTS:

Are Tiny Houses Legal In Alaska: YES*

Tiny House Costs In Alaska: $30,000 – $150,000

Tiny House Friendly Cities: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Big Lake, Sitka

Tiny House Builders In Alaska

Tiny Timber Homes Big Lake, Alaska

tiny timber homes

$50,000-$90,000

Jason Underhill, the founder of Tiny Timber Homes, homesteaded in the wilderness of interior Alaska in the early 70s and learned a lot from the lifestyle. He worked with his father logging, running their sawmill, and building cabins, improving his woodworking and carpentry skills.

These humble beginnings led Jason to start his own construction company, then eventually move on to tiny homes. Tiny Timber Homes are built in Big Lake, Alaska. They are insulated and tough enough to handle Alaskan summers and winters. There are several standard floor plans and designs available but you can also customize the floor plan, appliances, insulation, and wood. The company also offers design and planning assistance.

Farrell Homebuilding Anchorage, Alaska

Farrell Homebuilding


$200,000+

Based in Anchorage, Alaska, Farrell Homebuilding is a design and build company founded by designer and carpenter Patrick Farrell. The company specializes in creative, thoughtful design of many different types of housing, including tiny houses, park strips, off-grid homes, multi-family homes, and country houses. They work closely with clients in all stages of the construction process, from concept through completion.

Tundra Tiny Houses Big Lake, Alaska

Tundra Tiny Houses

Contact Seller

Based in Big Lake, Tundra Tiny Houses was the first Tiny House Company in Alaska. With four prefabricated models of various sizes, many floor plans, and the ability to build a custom tiny house, Tundra Tiny Houses has many options to accommodate your tiny living dreams.

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Tiny House Trailer Dealers In Alaska

White Spruce Trailer Sales Anchorage, Alaska

White Spruce Trailer Sales

$2,000-$5,000

White Spruce Trailer Sales is a locally owned company with three partners who have lived in Alaska for 92 collective years. What began as a mom-and-pop owned and run business has now become the leading trailer dealership in Alaska since 1999.

White Spruce has car and equipment, utility, tilts, snow, deck over, and several other types of trailers available for purchase. The company also sells individual trailer parts, rents hauling products, and performs repair services.

Big Bubba’s Trailer And Auto Sales Wasilla, Alaska

Big Bubbas Trailer And Auto Sales

$3,000-$17,000

With eight brands and 12 styles of hauling products, Big Bubba’s has a lot of variety to offer. It provides deck over, utility, tilt, snowmachine, gooseneck, and ATVs for all of your trailer needs, along with appraisals and repair services. I’d recommend their gooseneck design for tiny house living in Alaska.

Alaska Trailer Sales & Rentals Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Trailer Sales & Rentals

$3,000-$26,000

Alaska Trailer Sales & Rentals was founded in 2014 and offers a full range of enclosed, flatbed, and equipment trailers as well as trucks fit for any hauling needs. The fleet ranges from a small tow dolly to 20’+ enclosed and flatbed sizes. The company offers daily, weekly, and special weekend rates as well as long-term rental leases.

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Tiny Houses For Sale In Alaska

Tiny Houses For Sale In Alaska

Living in Alaska long term is an entirely different experience than living in any other state. Locals and travelers alike say that Alaska has a certain magic about it that reminds you of your small existence in our vast world.

More than half of the population lives in Anchorage, the state’s largest urban city. However, Alaska’s whimsy comes mostly from its desolate spaces. Being twice the size of Texas yet having one of the lowest populations in the U.S. means it is primarily made up of uninhabited land.

The standalone state is filled to the brim with beautiful, untouched natural wonders. From Denali National Park to the Kenai Fjords to the Iditarod National Historic Trail, there is an extensive winter wonderland to explore. Many say that a drive down the more than 400-mile-long Dalton Highway and through the Arctic Circle can provide you with a lifechanging view of the Northern Lights.

Living in Alaska is not for the faint of heart. The brisk temperatures, rugged lifestyle, and remote location can make life in the state a challenge. But for those free spirits with the courage to learn a new way of living, it’s a wonderous place.

Tiny house culture is just beginning to find footing in the state, and good thing, too! The tiny house lifestyle truly embodies the unbridled adventure that life in Alaska is all about.

I’ve linked some tiny homes for sale in Alaska, but the pool is a little scarce for the time being. I’ve also linked some of the tiny house listings along the western border of Canada that aren’t too far from the southernmost Alaskan cities.

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Tiny Houses For Rent In Alaska


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For those who want to see the natural beauty Alaska has to offer without making it a permanent home, consider taking a trip to a tiny home up north. Families, couples, and friends love Alaskan vacations because of the jaw-dropping natural beauty and eight national parks to explore.

Check out these cozy tiny houses on Airbnb to book your next family trip in Alaska.

Tiny Houses Communities In Alaska

The gorgeous natural landscapes and outdoor living gurus that populate Alaska make it idyllic for adopting a slower, simpler, off-grid life. Alaskans are known for their relaxed, peaceful, back-to-the-land attitude. This agrarian, simplistic philosophy has thus brought tiny house villages and intentional living communities to fruition throughout the state.

Living in a tiny house community is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. It produces a heightened sense of companionship with others, gives you access to shared resources, and reduces your bills.

Check out some of the tiny house communities scattered throughout The Last Frontier:

Tongass Tiny Home Village

Located in the middle of the Alaskan rainforest, Tongass Tiny Home Village is an up-and-coming tiny house community, developed by Bit of Alaska founder Amanda Pierce. The goal for this community is to create a harmonious space where all community members can thrive together, be life partners, own their own land, and have a say in community happenings.

The tiny village will be located in the middle of the temperate rainforest of Tongass National Forest, with lush state parks, the Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary, and peaceful beaches within walking distance. Additionally, the community is not far from the Misty Fjords National Monument that is characterized by deep sea cliffs, steep fjords, and rock walls jutting 3,000 feet straight out of the shimmering blue ocean.

The Tongass community is currently in search of its 20 founding members. There are three levels of ownership which range from $25,000 to $100,000 packages. Some packages include full ownership of your land, tiny house, part of the Tiny Home Hotel that is underway, and capital from investing in the community startup. Other packages are simpler and include the land and tiny house only.

The following types of tiny houses will be available for families, couples, or single adults to own at Tongass:

  • Movable Tiny Homes
  • Park Models
  • Modular Homes
  • Site Built Homes
  • Duplexes

Use the Bit of Alaska website to contact Amanda if you are interested in being one of the first members of the Tongass Tiny Home Village.

Tamarack Knoll Intentional Living Community

Tamarack Knoll is an intentional living community located 8 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. This community has been around for over a decade and is not currently accepting more members. However, who knows if they’ll be open to more newcomers in the future!

Members of Tamarack Knoll live in tiny houses and small cabins, each of which are privately owned. The land, commons building, and community improvements are funded by a nonprofit corporation. Residents share evening meals and have a water source in the commons building with a shower, tub, washing machine, and communal kitchen.

The community is very rural, though not entirely remote. Several members are involved in research through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks while others work in public service. You can learn more about Tamarack Knoll by reading the Alaska Company Directory.

The Dragonfly Eco-Community

The Dragonfly Eco-Community is an eco-conscious prepper community of like-minded individuals. They have come together to prepare for future times or cataclysmic events that could challenge our modern way of life.

Members live in miniature domicile suites and share resources with one another. The community has its own slew of amenities from gardens to sports facilities to worship spaces and much more.

  • Aquaponics garden
  • Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Medical/dental center
  • Workshop
  • Food storage
  • Storm cellar
  • Swimming pool
  • Media room
  • Communal cafe
  • Stage
  • Chapel
  • Family Park
  • Weight Gym
  • Roller rink
  • Ice rink
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Game room
  • Children’s playground
  • Sports courts
  • Youth center
  • Childcare

Residents of the Dragonfly Eco-Community share knowledge, skills, resources, and labor with one another to ensure the protection of their fellow community members. Most members perform trade work within the community, like maintenance, farm work, teaching, medical care, permaculture, mechanical engineering, dentistry, security, and other trades.

The Dragonfly Eco-Community is currently accepting new members who want a group to ensure their future safety. You can reach out to them through the website.

Tiny Living Social Groups Alaska

If you want to connect with people who share a passion for tiny living in Alaska, consider joining a social group centered on the tiny house lifestyle. These groups are awesome for people who want to connect with other tiny housers. I’ve also linked groups about other aspects of simple living like prepping and off gridding.

I encourage you to look for your own social groups and comment your findings at the bottom of our page. Or better yet, start your own group and tell us about it!

Tiny Home Alaska Facebook Page

The Tiny Home Alaska Facebook page is a community where tiny house lovers in Alaska can share ideas, post tiny houses for sale, give tips for design and building information, present group fundraisers, share tiny house news in Alaska, and converse with like-minded individuals about what it means to live tiny. Anyone is welcome to join the page.

Off Grid In Alaska Facebook Page

Alaskan are fans of living off the land and being good stewards of the earth. This Facebook page is a group for Alaskans to share their ideas, successes, and struggles with off-grid living. The hope is that members will learn from each other, and maybe those outside Alaska who are considering moving to the state can see how Alaskan off griders live and survive. Topics that are frequently discussed include off-grid power sources, prepping and food storage, fishing and hunting, landscaping, composting, water sources, homeschooling, managing livestock, and much more. There are currently over 6,000 members on the page and anyone can join at any time.

Alaska Preppers Network Facebook Page

The tiny house world and the prepper community sometimes overlap. The Alaska Preppers Network is an extension of the American Preppers Network, which is a nonprofit that supports the international prepper movement. You can join the Alaskan Preppers Network on Facebook to connect with those in Alaska who have adopted the prepper mindset and make changes to their consumption, environment, and lifestyle to be ready for an unforeseen future.

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Tiny House Laws & Building Codes Alaska

*Disclaimer: The information provided on this website should not be taken as an expert opinion, consultation, or advisement of any kind. Building codes, home building, zoning, local laws etc are complicated and ultimately your responsibility to execute legally and safely. You must do your own research, consult with and verify with all applicable authorities, local officials, regulatory bodies, code and zoning officials, and city/state/federal governments. See our full legal page for further information here: https://thetinylife.com/about-us/legal/

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