Many tiny homeowners look at purchasing vacant land or a building lot to put their tiny home on. While this is currently the only option in many cities and municipalities, tiny homeowners really need to consider the pros and cons of locating their tiny home on them.
The immediacy of buying a lot to put your tiny home on and enjoying the open space between you and your neighbours can be attractive, but owning a home on wheels and attaching it to a piece of land seems at odds, in our opinion. One may believe that they can simply sell the property when they want to move, but unless they find another tiny homeowner wanting to move in when they want to move out, they will probably sell at a loss.
It costs a lot to prepare vacant land or a building lot for occupation, and the way the connections are for a tiny home, do not readily transfer to a traditional home. A rural lot will require a septic system, drilled well and electrical connection. A city lot will require connections to sewer, water, and electricity as well. These costs will run into the thousands and may not be recovered on the sale, in the future.