FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you’re interested in beginning the process of designing and building your home, we require a payment of $500 – $650 for our Planning & Design Consultation (P&D). However, this P&D fee will be applied as money received towards your build when we go to contract. So it is not lost! 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 followups, a detailed estimate, parts & materials list, a custom floor plan elevations and 3D view. We can also offer you an estimates about our building schedule and waiting queue.
Normally, we will have a Planning & Design Consultation before the build. This take about 4-5 weeks.
Park Models: Our larger tiny houses can be setup on permanent or semi-permanent foundation according to local code. Standard procedure is to level then foundation using concrete piers and footers about every 7-8 feet long each side of the house under the twin 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. 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.
THOWs: For tiny houses on wheels, you can level the home and 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 class tiny homes, the THOW is designed for travel.
Park Models: These homes are normally outfitted with plumbing hookups just like a regular house. However, we can customize according to your needs.
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 park model tiny houses use more power (150 amp) is standard, but can be more as needed.
For anyone outside of our perimeter, we can make recommendations for professional transport companies.
For our park model class homes, you will need professional transporting. We would be happy to help you coordinate the trip!