tiny house guide to washington state


Are Tiny Houses Legal In Washintgon: YES*

Tiny House Costs In Washington: $45,000 – $120,000

Tiny House Friendly Cities: Olympia, Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle

Tiny House Builders In Washington

Seattle Tiny Homes Seattle, WA

seattle tiny homes

$45,000 – $135,000

With many ideas to make your tiny home a greener living experience, Seattle Tiny Homes focuses on meeting your unique needs and designing a tiny house to suit you. They have a range of basic tiny house models ready to turn into your perfect tiny house, or they will design a unique tiny dream home to turn your tiny living ideas into reality.

Pocket Mansions Seattle, WA

Pocket Mansions

$35,000 – $98,000

Pocket Mansions tiny house builders have a motto: To make tiny houses safe and accessible for everyone. They can help you with any and every stage of building your tiny house, whether you’re building it yourself or hiring someone else to do the hard work. By designing tiny house layouts to meet your lifestyle goals, Pocket Mansions help you make informed decisions, and your tiny living dreams become a sustainable reality.

Jade Tiny Houses Freeland, WA

jade craftsman builders

$55,000 – $100,000

With a strong focus on green living, environmental care, and sustainability, JADE Tiny Houses are energy efficient and built from high-quality environmentally friendly materials. These Washington tiny house builders focus on sustainable hardwood construction inside and out for simple elegance and low energy use. They custom design and build your tiny house to meet your needs, whether you’re building an office space, a guest house, or your primary home.


Tiny House Trailer Dealers In Washington

Eagle Trailers Portland, OR

eagle trailers

Custom $3,400 and up

Based in Portland, Eagle Trailers have been the top manufacturer of professional grade trailers in the Pacific Northwest. With registered dealers across Washington State, tiny house builders should have no trouble finding a store. They offer steel and aluminum options and build high-quality trailers with attention to detail and come with an excellent warranty.

Iron Eagle Trailers Fairview, OR

iron eagle trailers

$3,800 and up

Iron Eagle Trailers specialize in trailers designed and built especially for tiny houses. They’ve worked with Dee Williams and PAD (Portland Alternative Dwellings) to overcome many of the challenges faced by owners of tiny houses on wheels (THOWs). They welcome the chance to add unique customization to the trailers for no added charge, which makes them an affordable option when looking for a base for your unique tiny house.

Tiny Smart House Albany, OR

tiny smart house

$3,600 and up

Focusing on custom builds, Tiny Smart House guarantees that each trailer is fully road-legal and ready to license. They supply your trailer’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO). You can hire them to complete the tiny house build or take the trailer and build your own house. Lightweight and designed for strength and balance. Based in Albany, they often supply to tiny house buyers in Washington State.


Tiny Houses For Sale In Washington

Looking For Pre-Built Tiny Homes In Washington? Here Are Tiny Homes For Sale in WA

If you’d like to join the tiny house lifestyle in Washington state, real estate websites like Zillow, Tiny House Listings, and Realtor have tons of ready-made tiny house listings on the west coast. Check for Washington tiny house listings and options in neighboring states. You may find what you’re looking for in Oregon or California, and it’s reasonably easy to relocate tiny homes. Some of them are already on wheels.


Tiny Houses For Rent In WASHINGTON


Tiny Houses Communities In Washington

Washington has always been a place of great beauty, new beginnings, and a frontier lifestyle. It makes sense that Washington is a great place for tiny houses. With some of the most impressive landscapes in the world, Washington has it all—mountains, desert, beaches, and more. Year-round warm weather makes it an excellent climate for an outdoor-friendly, active lifestyle. Washington is perfect for homesteading, living on the road, or setting up a foundation and building a tiny house. Some of the best areas for living the tiny house lifestyle are Seattle, Olympia, and Spokane.

Seattle, WA

For tiny house dwellers, life in the Emerald City (also known as Seattle) offers affordable living in an expensive area. Seattle’s plumb location attracts nature lovers for its spectacular landscape, but the thriving job market, especially in the tech arena, is also a big draw. Seattle residents are notoriously laid back and invested in sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives—the perfect environment for tiny house enthusiasts.

Olympia, WA

Olympia may be the smallest capitol city in the United States, but it has got a lot going on, is tiny house friendly, and is a lot less expensive than some of the other Washington metro areas. Neighborhoods range from quiet residential areas in northeast Olympia to hip, trendy (and more expensive) Johnson Pointe near Puget Sound.

Spokane, WA

Another tiny house welcoming location, Spokane’s motto is “Near Nature, Near Perfect,” and it really lives up to the ideal. Within easy driving distance of mountains and forests, and a river running right through the middle of the city, Spokane is heaven for anyone who loves nature. Five colleges and an active cultural scene make for a city that’s fun and interesting with a high walkability score.

Washington tiny house communities are steadily growing in number. New places are cropping up that allow people to park their THOWs or build on a designated spot with access to community amenities like sewer, water, and even gardening. Here are a few of the best Washington tiny house communities to explore.

Lost Lake Resort

Lost Lake Resort’s Nisqually Valley location may feel like a remote forest on the shores of a lake, far from civilization, but in reality, you’re just 50 miles from Seattle. It’s the perfect tiny home retreat for lake-front living. Swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, and other outdoor activities are popular among residents, along with hiking and biking. Amenities include playgrounds, an exercise room, mini-golf, an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub, and more. To live there, you purchase a lot and bring your park model or tiny house on wheels (THOWs). Annual park dues of $2,760 pay for maintenance and amenities.

Quixote Communities

Quixote Communities is on a mission to provide safe, stable housing for veterans in Orting, Olympia, and Shelton. This faith-based tiny house community is eco-friendly and offers 144 square feet tiny houses arranged around a common green area and a large community center where residents can gather, share weekly dinners, and take yoga and life skills classes.


Tiny House Laws & Building Codes Washington

*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. Where is good place in Thurston county to purchase land to build two tiny homes on

  2. we will see if it is comprehensive….

  3. I like the extent of your information provided.

    I am looking for Tiny Manufacturers who need Dealers.

    Can you help

  4. Hello. I’m moving to the Seattle area and VERY interested in a long-term rental tiny home. Do you have any recommendations on people to connect with?

  5. Do you have any info on Lewis County? Just signed up for your email, thanks!

  6. What about the Tiny House Builder Rules And Regulations in Walla Walla County, Yakima County and Kittitas County?

  7. I love this blog! I’m a tiny house builder myself and I find all the information here so helpful. Keep up the good work!

  8. You say that Olympia WA is “is tiny house friendly” yet they tell me that for us normal taxpayers tiny homes are not permitted in the city limits.
    In fact, apparently, they discriminate, this is exactly what they said –

    “ As we’ve discussed in the past, a tiny home village would not be permissible unless applied for as an emergency housing facility (EHF). An EHF is regulated by Olympia Municipal Code Chapter 18.50 (link). You’ll note that an EHF application is limited to a “faith-based organization, not-for-profit organization, or a unit of government.” Additionally, an EHF is a temporary, non-permanent facility. The City of Olympia plans to transition the temporary site to something permanent in the future, but those plans are not yet finalized”

    I have a HDC4 acre in the city limits and want to use it for tiny homes as that is a more affordable use of the property for me. Yet right down the street from me the city bought up property and then got grants from the state they put in 50 pods to move homeless people in, and gave it to a “faith based” organization –
    So, can you tell me where you got your information?

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