We knew windows were going to be one of the biggest costs for the Tiny House. We were seeing an average of around $3000 for all windows, and we were prepared to pay it. We had pushed around the idea of looking for cheap windows on craigslist as well as searching through Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore inventories, but came to the conclusion that this was a item that we did not want to go cheap on. Energy efficiency is the main reason for this, as well as not wanting to sacrifice the quality of our build.
On Friday, April 8th, 2016 we set out to check a few local stores to get quotes to compare, and then make a decision based off of who had the best deals. We didn’t have specific sizes, only a rough size range for each opening. That way we could be flexible and build the house around the windows vs. build the windows around the house.