tiny house guide to illinois


Are Tiny Houses Legal In Illinois: Yes

Tiny House Costs In Illinois: $40,000 – $100,000

Tiny House Friendly Cities: Evanston, Quincy, Elgin, Champaign

Tiny House Builders In Illinois

Bantam Built Elgin, Illinois

Bantam Built


Located in Elgin, Illinois, Bantam Built has four prefabricated models of unique tiny homes, along with tiny house trailers available for purchase. Founded by Bob Clarizio, this design and build company partners with you from the design stage to the turn key stage.

Check out each tiny home’s dimensions, colorful photos, and features online to make an informed decision before you make a purchase of your own.

Switchgrass Tiny Homes Champaign, Illinois

Switchgrass Tiny Homes

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Switchgrass Tiny Homes was founded by couple Jessica and Byron Denhart and is located in Champaign, Illinois. Their building specialty when creating tiny home models is to utilize all the natural light and maximize the amount of headroom in your home. Check out their Facebook page to learn more about their designs.

Pin Oak Tiny Homes Fithian, Illinois

Pin Oak Tiny Homes

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The builders at Pin Oak Tiny Homes in Fithian, Illinois have over 30 years of experience creating custom homes, cabinetry, furniture, and even wine cellars. They take pride in hearing customers fall in love with the homes they’ve created.

Pin Oak partners with buyers from the preconstruction planning to the finished product. You can look into the designs on its website.


Tiny House Trailer Dealers In Illinois

Imperial Trailer Manufacturing & Sales Olney, Illinois

Imperial Trailer Manufacturing and Sales


Imperial Trailer Manufacturing & Sales sells six main trailer models: split floor, H.D edition, lowboy, equipment, car hauler, and custom trailers. The company also sells individual parts and accessories.

Kate’s Kars and Trailer Sales Arthur, Illinois

Kates Kars and Trailer Sales


Kate’s Kars and Trailer Sales is located in Arthur, Illinois, less than a three-hour drive from Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis. They carry trailers to haul an ATV, UTV, SXS, mower, gooseneck trailers, and enclosed cargo box trailers.

Funk’s Trailer Sales Morris, Illinois

Funks Trailer Sales


Funk’s Trailer Sales offers utility trailers, dump trailers, car haulers, equipment trailers, cargo trailers, trailer parts, and much more. The owner, Gene Funk, has been a businessman in the Morris area for over 60 years. This business was started in ’94 and has grown to a massive inventory ranging from 600 to 1000+ trailers, depending on the time of year.

Tiny Houses For Sale In Illinois

Tiny Houses For Sale In Illinois

Why live the tiny life in the great state of Illinois? There are many reasons why you should live tiny in Illinois including vibrant cities, diverse culture, and a rich foodie environment.


Tiny Houses For Rent In Illinois

Illinois also has plenty of opportunities for vacations. With 309 state parks and recreational sites on more than 475,000 acres of land, plus nightlife and artistic tourist attractions, there is plenty to explore.

If you’re feeling inspired to try the tiny life but don’t feel ready to buy your own tiny house, check out these Airbnb listings:

Tiny Houses Communities In Illinois

Living in an intentional living community is a wise way to be part of the world of tiny living. Tiny house communities bring a plethora of social connections and bonding opportunities as you take part in the benefits that a tiny house village is able to offer.

Stelle Community

The Stelle community is rooted in a philosophy of community, cooperation, and democracy. In this intentional living community, residents have shared control of many infrastructures. You can join through their website. Residents share a community center, utilities, common grounds, greenbelts, parks, and roads.

Tiny Living Social Groups Illinois

Maybe you aren’t wanting to buy your own tiny house quite yet but are still looking to learn more about the tiny house social community. It might be worth your while to check out some of these groups around Illinois. 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!

Illinois Tiny House Co-mmunity

Illinois Tiny House Co-mmunity is a Facebook group for anyone who is interested in tiny houses. This group allows anyone to post and share ideas, materials and tools, and advice.

It welcomes anyone who wants to live in a tiny house on wheels, a shed conversion, a cabin, a bus conversion or skoolie, those going off grid, those looking for land, and more.

The Garden Clubs of Illinois

The Garden Clubs of Illinois is an organization whose members are dedicated to the conservation, beautification, and education in Illinois communities. There are over 7,000 members throughout the state.


Tiny House Laws & Building Codes Ilinois

*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/

  1. How do I contact the proper authorities in Evanston, IL for permission that have a tiny house on a foundation in Evanston in 2023z

  2. Learned quite a bit from your article- Im looking to build a tiny home in West Illinois and needed your references. I especiialy appreciate your section on building code.

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  4. Hi, I am a senior at Jones College Prep. I am reaching out as in my AP Research class, we were tasked with finding a niche in current research. I chose the impact of TinyHomes within Chicago. Part of my methodology includes interviewing TinyHome companies. I was hoping you guys could help me with this. Please let me know if that is possible and I will get back as soon as I can.

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