FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Park Model: While still considered an RV, park models can be placed on private property in some cases. Particularly as a vacation home. Still, be sure to check with your local Planning & Zoning to see if they are allowed as a vacation home and/or residence. Park models are usually allowed in tiny house communities as well. Even RV parks!
THOWs: Here, here, and here are some great places to start. Since THOWs are considered RVs, permanent placement can be tricky. Since THOWs are for travel, you can usually place them in parks and tiny house communities. Permanent placement on private property as a residence is often not allowed.
If you’re interested in beginning the process of designing and building your home, we require a payment of $700 for our Planning & Design Consultation (P&D). This P&D fee will be applied as money received towards your build when we sign our Build Order Agreement. Your P&D fees covers the cost of creating a custom design package for your specific home. This package includes a 2 hour initial consultation time with follow ups, a detailed estimate with allocations, CAD designed floor plan and elevations. Also we have the ability to commission 3D photo realistic views are also available at additional cost. We will also provide you a proposed build schedule in our queue.
Build: Typically, it takes 8-10 weeks for tiny house build. Build times can vary depending on the project. But this is a good estimate.
Queue: Currently our queue to begin a build is about five months.
Modular & Park Model Tiny Homes: Our larger tiny houses can be setup on permanent or semi-permanent foundation according to local code. Standard procedure is to level the grade then foundation using concrete piers and footers about every 7-8 feet along each side of the house under the twin 10″ American Steel I-beams. Then the home is anchored with steel strapping and long auger screws that go down deep into the ground to stabilize against the wind loads. This is all part of a normal setup.
Additionally, the tongue and axles can be removed and stored under the house for later use, or hauled off. Then you can skirt the house all the way around with a variety of products to appear as a foundation wall. In some case, our Modular Tiny Homes must be set on a foundation wall or foundation wall/peir combination.
THOWs: For tiny houses on wheels you can level the home and, together with the included stabilization jacks, put cinder blocks under the steel box frame. There is a some variation on what a lawful foundation is depending on where you are. And, whether this could be considered a permanent foundation because, unlike the larger park model and modular tiny homes, the THOW is designed for travel like an RV. However, tiny homes on wheels are often considered like an RV by local government. Because of this, they might now allow permanent placement of a THOW as a primary residence.
Electricity: Our tiny homes can be built to provide amperage from 50amps to 200 amps. It just depends on your needs. For less hassle with voltage for tiny houses on wheels (50amp), we recommend hot water heaters and stoves run on propane. But we offer electric units as well. Our larger modular and park model tiny houses use more power. For these 150 amp to 200 amp is standard.
For our modular and park model class tiny homes, you will need professional transporting by a big rig tractor trailer truck. We normally coordinate your home’s transport once your build is complete.