We’re tightening our belts for this month and thinking small. That means tiny homes, condos, and mobile options, which gives you the bonus of choices that are a lot more affordable. By keeping home-living tight, you can put your extra money toward other things — travel or extracurricular activities or what have you. One of this month’s options can even do the traveling with you! Tahoe-living comes in all shapes, sizes, and prices; here are three options that swap size for other perks.

Manufactured Joy

Envision a cozy little place with everything you need and nothing more — three bedrooms, two bathrooms, storage, and a backyard … all for an affordable $725 per month! Living in Tahoe doesn’t mean you need to live a grandiose life. Besides, at the Village Green Mobile Home Park, you’re right by the Truckee River Regional Park, Ponderosa Golf Course, and commercial spots for food, drink, and happiness. It’s everything you could need with a nice bow wrapped around it called affordability.


Info: $175,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,326 square feet, 11070 #26 Brockway Rd., Truckee, Coldwell Banker Realty — Truckee-Tahoe Donner

Mini Tahoe-Livin’

It’s the little tiny home that could! This tiny home is newly built to withstand any winter Tahoe can throw at it. Within 240 square feet fits two lofts, a closet, mudroom, kitchen, bathroom, storage space, living area, and even a redwood deck. No need to worry about appliances either; the place comes with an oven/stovetop, washer and dryer, refrigerator, hot water heater, and wall heater. Time to pack up and choose where you’d like to live your dream life with this little number in tow, which will happily force you to adapt to that minimalist life you’ve been talking about for so long.

Info: $48,000, 1 bed, 1 bath, 240 square feet, seller based in Tahoe City

Riverfront Condo Good for Any Season

Looking for a home away from home? Or a little piece to call your own completely? There’s a spot in Reno with your name on it! This spacious condo sits right on the Truckee River, the gem of a waterway connecting Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, and provides the perfect view for any season — colorful trees during the fall; a frozen and romantic snow-scape during the winter; cherry blossoms come spring; and the comfort and buzz of nature during summer. Between the river and the condo lies a large patch of open space good for friend and family gatherings. As part of an HOA, there are such amenities as a clubhouse, pool, snow removal, landscape maintenance, carport, and more. This corner of Reno offers the best of both worlds: The wonder of nature melds with the ease and convenience of civilization.

Info: $199,900, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,195 square feet, 2300 Dickerson Rd., Apt. 31, Reno, Sierra Nevada Properties – Midtown


  • Alex Hoeft

    Alex Hoeft joined Moonshine staff in May 2019, happy to return to the world of journalism after a few years in community outreach. She has both her bachelor's and Master's in journalism, from Brigham Young University and University of Nevada, Reno, respectively. When she's not journalism-ing, she's wrangling her toddler or reading a book — or doing both at the same time.

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