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12 Reasons Why a Shed House is Smart

In the last few years the idea of a shed house has become the craze for a number of people. Within the movement there is a push towards being minimalists. Advocates of the idea want to save space with their home, as well as save money. So, for those who haven’t made up their minds yet, here are 12 reasons why the idea of a shed home is a smart one. You might also like these 13 examples of people around the world living in sheds.

(Don’t have time to read this? See prices on our pre-made sheds for sale, some of which would make a great shed house!)

Practical Benefits of a Shed House

Ok, let’s be honest. Building a shed house is not merely something to experiment with over the weekend or just try for a while. Instead, it’s a lifestyle that requires a level of commitment. Give it the energy it deserves, though, and you’ll start to reap some of the many practical benefits.

1. A more cost-effective approach

While an average house costs $100Ks, a shed house can be built for only $10Ks, possibly even as little as $10,000.

Forget the need to make mortgage payments for 30 years or pay monthly rent year after year. A few years of saving is sufficient for most people to afford their own shed home.

What exactly are the costs of starting out with a base for a shed home? Well, here are base prices for our Ranch style cabin sheds, which make great starting places for shed homes!

shed house prices

(Note that prices do not include a porch and may have changed since this article was written. For current prices and information, download our catalog.)

As you can see, an unfinished 200 sq/ft cabin shed costs only $20 per sq/ft! Compare that to the average home price in KY, where we’re located. According to, “The median list price per square foot in Kentucky is $117.” Tha