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How Tiny Home Franchise Puts Sustainability First

Anchored Tiny Homes franchisees provide a sustainable option to relieve the housing crisis in their communities with the construction of ADUs.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 2:14PM 08/04/23

In the midst of a nationwide housing crisis, Anchored Tiny Homes, the custom, stick-built tiny home franchise, presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs to own a business that offers an affordable, sustainable solution for communities in need. For franchisees, Anchored Tiny Homes is a low-cost, high-potential business opportunity. For the communities they serve, Anchored Tiny Homes owners are heroes.

“Tiny homes have been growing in popularity over the past few years, and franchising with Anchored Tiny Homes is a great way to take advantage of that demand,” explained Colton Paulhus, co-founder and CEO. “Not only do our franchise owners create investment opportunities and contribute to solving the housing crisis in their community, but they do so in a sustainable way.”

According to a March National Association of REALTORS® survey, nearly half of respondents noted that clients were “at least somewhat interested in sustainability.” Though there are many factors impacting the housing market, it is clear that an emphasis on sustainability is increasingly important among buyers. For Anchored Tiny Homes, this is just another differentiator.

How Anchored Tiny Homes Sets Itself Apart

As a custom, stick-built tiny home builder, Anchored Tiny Homes has developed its expertise and network of professionals to design, plan and construct tiny homes that are catered directly to their potential buyers and residents. With this, local owners are equipped to provide a novel offering to their local community.

Anchored Tiny Homes can market its services to both families and investors. For families looking to reunite on a single parcel of land, the addition of a tiny house on a piece of property already owned by the family is an affordable way to bring everyone together without investing in a new single-family home. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are also a great way for real estate investors to boost their returns with a relatively low initial investment. With the addition of a tiny home ADU to an existing property, investors create another revenue stream without buying additional land.

In both cases, the local Anchored Tiny Homes owner is playing a crucial role in increasing affordable housing in the area and supporting members of the community in building a life they love.

“The business model is already appealing,” added Paulhus. “We can market to multiple consumers, and we’re solving a real access problem in communities nationwide, all while supporting our local owners in achieving their own dreams. The sustainable aspect of our work is just another shared benefit.”

Why ADUs Are a Sustainable Solution

With a smaller architectural footprint comes a smaller environmental one. Over the years, the average size of new single-family homes has consistently grown, more than doubling since 1950. These larger homes often require more land to be cleared for construction, even more materials must be transported and consumed, and, once built, the homes will likely require higher energy and water consumption to accommodate additional square footage.

“Studies have shown that tiny homes have about 30% of the per-person carbon emissions that can be expected from a more traditional single-family home,” said Paulhus. “Those amounts can vary based on the lifestyle of the occupants, but there is a huge potential for reduction. As our franchisees grow and build more ADUs, they’re only multiplying that impact.”

Beyond environmental sustainability, the Anchored Tiny Homes approach is a sustainable growth solution to the lack of housing supply. A multi-million unit shortage grew out of the formation of more households over the course of the last decade — residential construction could not keep up.

Anchored Tiny Homes’ ADUs fill this gap in a practical way. Especially when the tiny home is catered to the needs and preferences of its intended residents, the structure is likely to remain in use for years to come. A more careful approach provides for sustainable growth as the company works to construct tiny home options that are far more practical for and accessible to the general public, making a meaningful difference in the real estate landscape.

The startup costs for an Anchored Tiny Homes franchise range from $543,645 and $889,521. To learn more about franchising with Anchored Tiny Homes visit