The average cost to build a bungalow varies widely depending on location and materials. Costs can run well below $100,000 or exceed $800,000. Bungalows tend to have a higher cost per square foot, because they use high end materials and have many unique features.
When compiling a budget for a new bungalow build, there are many factors to consider. Primary construction costs include items such as materials, appliances, HVAC and plumbing and are usually the largest part of the budget, up to 50 percent in most builds. High-end building materials and custom features increase the price per square foot, often bringing bungalow builds in at over twice the national average of $125,000. Labor, fees, taxes and landscaping are also important budget considerations.