How much does a tiny house on wheels (THOW) cost in Australia?

Tiny houses on wheels (THOW) in Australia can cost between $90,000 and $170,000 when built to completion by a professional builder.

If a tiny house on wheels is equipped with off-grid solar panels and a battery system a well as battery-friendly appliances and a composting toilet, for example, the cost can increase by approximately $10,000 to $20,000.

For DIY builders wondering how much a tiny house on wheels will cost them to build, there are many recent (2020-2023) examples DIY builders who have built a tiny house on wheels for full time living and with off-grid capability for $60,000 to $80,000. That includes outsourcing a few trades like plumbing, electrical and some custom cabinetry, for example.

When considering the cost of a DIY tiny house build, the cost must also be considered against the time it takes to build a tiny house on wheels. If you are taking time off work to build your tiny house on wheels you can also calculate the lost income into the cost considerations of building the tiny house yourself.