Tiny Houses Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I have a Tiny House delivered?
A: Absolutely! We deliver Tiny Houses nationwide. It’s typically around $1.50-$2.00 per mile depending on certain details like size, weight, and cost of details. We build tiny houses in Fellsmere, Florida. To calculate what shipping costs might look like for you, see how many miles your prospective tiny house location is from Fellsmere, and multiply it by $1.50 and $2.00 to give yourself an estimated range.
Q: How do I get started on the process of owning a Tiny Home?
A: With our company, it just starts with a phone call. We ask you routine questions about the Tiny House you’re wanting in order to give you a rough estimate of price and build time. Then if those details sound okay with you, we start planning and designing your Tiny Home after we receive a deposit from you. We provide you pictures and videos throughout the entire build process and maintain constant communication.
Q: Can you tell me more about eco-friendly, sustainable living in a Tiny House?
A: We offer sustainably built Tiny Houses and eco-friendly, non-toxic, no VOC material options along with off-grid power capability to reduce your environmental impact to be more independent and off-grid! Tiny houses are small spaces, and concerns like off gassing, EMFs and other VOCs are a legitimate concern, and we specialize in reducing or eliminating those issues.
Q: Do I have to custom-order a Tiny House?
A: No, we are able to rebuild one of our pre-existing designs for you. This typically means a shorter build time since we don’t have to design any new plans, but small customizations can still be made if you decide to go this route.
Q: What if I want a Tiny House that I don’t see on your website?
A: We want you to live in the Tiny Home of your dreams. We work with you to figure out exactly what you want, and create tiny house building plans that are engineered to be exactly what you want. If you can dream it, we can build it!
Q: Do you only build Tiny Homes On Wheels?
A: No. While we specialize in building Tiny Houses On Wheels, we also build tiny house trailers, tiny house shells, tiny houses (not on wheels), conventional homes on foundations, shipping container homes, and accessory dwelling units.
Q: Where can I keep a Tiny House On Wheels?
A: Our Tiny Houses On Wheels are welcomed at some RV parks and mobile home communities. However, most rules regarding THOWs vary by county, etc, so it’s best to give the RV park or your residing county’s building department a call. Tell them you’re thinking about owning a THOW and want to know where you’d be able to keep it.
Q: How much do Tiny Houses cost?
A: It depends on the level of design, construction and features. Our Tiny Homes range from $50,000-$150,000.
Q: Is there financing for Tiny Houses?
A: Tiny House financing is available! Your existing credit union relationship might be the best option. Personal credit unions typically have more flexibility than banks due to being governed by different rules.
Q: Do I have to have a loft in my Tiny Home?
A: No, but we do recommend having at least one loft. Space and storage is very important in a Tiny House, so while you may not sleep in the loft, it could prove useful for storing things you don’t always need direct access to! If you were looking for a main level sleeping area, we can make that happen for you.
Q: How big can a Tiny House On Wheels be?
A: There is a height limit for Tiny Houses On Wheels set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is just short of 14’ high. Generally, Tiny House trailers don’t exceed 40’ but it is possible! Without any special permits, the THOW can be up to 8’ wide. With a simple permit, it can be up to 10’ wide. Anything above that requires special attention and permitting.
Q: Are Tiny Houses child-friendly?
A: Yes, absolutely! A safety measure can be placed for any concern a parent may have. We can create tiny house plans designed with your family in mind. If you’d like more information about child-proofing a Tiny House, give us a call anytime!
Q: What kind of vehicle would I need to tow a Tiny House On Wheels?
A: This depends on the vehicle’s tow weight limit. A good reference for the weight of a Tiny House On Wheels is about 500 pounds per 1’ of length. Comparing this with how long your THOW is will give you a good ballpark for what tow capacity you’ll need in your vehicle.
Q: How can I live off-grid in a Tiny House?
A: There are several components required to live completely off-grid: solar power, propane, water purification, and an off-grid compatible toilet. Having solar power is important as you don’t need to be hooked up anywhere to power your appliances. Either using a portable solar generator or having solar panels installed on the roof of your Tiny Home would work. Propane is an essential for powering other appliances such as a stove range, refrigerator, washing machine, and heaters. A water purification system and holding tank is necessary for drinking water, cooking water, and shower water. For the toilet, there are different options compatible with off-grid living: incinerator toilets, compost toilets, or an RV-style toilet paired with an on-board sewage system. These four features enable you to live almost completely off-grid. Only thing missing is being able to grow or hunt your own food!
Q: How does electricity and water work in a Tiny House On Wheels?
A: It depends on where you decide to park your home. If you’re parked somewhere with accessible water connection, you’re able to hook the water right up to the water connection in your THOW. If you’re parked somewhere off-grid, you’ll have to fashion something as a water collection and purification system. It works similarly for electricity. Like an RV, you’d plug into a standard RV-style outlet. If you’re off-grid, you’d need a solar power system or generator to get you up and running.