Check Out These Amazing Tiny Houses 'Made in Kane'

Check Out These Amazing Tiny Houses ‘Made in Kane’

  • “Made in Kane” is a monthly feature on Kane County businesses selected by the Kane County Development and Community Services Department. If you know about a cool company or product that’s “Made in Kane” worthy, please send an email to Kane County Planner Chris Toth at tothchris@co.kane.il.us. Include a brief description of the company or product, a link to its website and contact information.

Kane County is the proud home of the fastest-growing tiny house builder in the United States.

What are tiny houses, you ask? And aside from its clever name, why is Titan Tiny Homes, located at 1640 Shanahan Drive, South Elgin, so dang cool?

A lot of it has to do with the Tiny House Movement — a social movement and a real estate trend that is growing in popularity throughout the United States.

A tiny house is typically about 100 to 400 square feet, considerably downsized from an average home of around 1,100 to 2,500 square feet.

“This social movement is about downsizing your home for a purpose!” Titan Tiny Homes says on its website. “The idea of a downsizing into a tiny house is to have the functionality of a typical home but in less square footage, where daily needs are still met without anything more. The tiny house movement is living a simpler life by being more conscious about how you are living day-to-day.

“It is an excellent way to save money while living simpler!”

According to the thetinylife.com website, people are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. For most Americans, one-third to half of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads; this translates to 15 years of working over your lifetime just to pay for it, and because of it 76 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space.

About Titan Tiny Homes

Located in South Elgin, Titan Tiny Homes is smack dab in the middle of the country, “so that makes it easy for us to get your custom-made tiny house in record time,” the Titan Tiny Homes website says.

TTH is a contracting and remodeling company focused on residential bathrooms and kitchens, cutting its teeth in the building industry beginning in 2010. Obviously, the advantage to the consumer is that TTH is versed in all aspects of construction with knowledge and experience in design, electrical, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, painting and more.

“When we first conceived of the idea of using our construction skills toward becoming the leading tiny house builder in the country, we never thought that they would be this popular with folks just like you,” the website says. “For those who are not only looking to disconnect from the grid, but who also want to drive as far away from it as possible, our tiny houses will not only get you there, but you will be completely self-sufficient when you arrive.

Titan Tiny Homes for sale are Equipped with an RV trailer on wheels, a water tank, electrical hookup with 120-volt electrical system, cabinets, water heater, burner / stove top for cooking, fresh water, gray water and black water tank, 4-foot porcelain tub, counter tops … pretty much the whole kit and caboodle.

The Tiny Home Difference

A tiny house is a house on wheels — but it’s not a camper or RV. It’s different because it is equipped with the everyday essentials — like an average-sized home but significantly downsized. It is a customized home built on an RV trailer.

Titan Tiny Homes offers four models of tiny houses, two of which are 28-feet long and two of which are 24 feet long with the interior space between 300 to 400 square feet. The company uses high-quality materials and will customize your home to your specific requirements.

“We work right alongside with you, so your expectations will be met if not exceeded when the project has been completed!” the website says.

The homes are also built to last. The roof is guaranteed from leaks for at least 35 years. Siding is made from durable steel.

Titan Tiny Homes are affordably priced in comparison with other tiny houses. TTH home prices start out at $50,000, while many competitors start at more than $85,000.

For more information, visit the Titan Tiny Homes website.