Frequently Asked Questions
There is no set definition as to what constitutes a tiny home. However, a residential structure under 500 square feet is generally considered a tiny home.
Several factors go into determining the cost of a tiny home, like whether or not you plan to build it yourself or have it built for you, size, amenities, materials and more. Professionally built tiny homes are typically priced between $30,000 and $50,000.
Many people do get financing from other sources when buying or building a tiny house. You can also save up money that you’ll need while you plan and prepare.
Tiny Home rules, codes, and laws vary from state to state, and county to county. Many jurisdictions classify Tiny Homes as recreational vehicles (RVs), while others may consider them to be mobile homes or even accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Check with your local planning department to find out if your community allows tiny homes.
As long as you meet road requirements you can move your tiny home. Width, height and weight restrictions set by the DOT apply. You will need a 1-ton or larger vehicle to comfortably tow a Tiny Home.
Tiny homes can be off-the-grid or grid tied. Standard hook-ups and utilities are usually available at RV parks or on existing properties. If off-the-grid, individuals are responsible for providing their own services through sources like wind or solar power.
Sewage is handled either through a regular septic system, composting toilets, or holding tanks.
Tiny Homes allow individuals to save time and money while enjoying a minimalistic lifestyle. Since many Tiny Homes are moved frequently, the materials used in construction are often very durable. While RVs are great for travel, they aren’t so great to live in for long periods of time.
When living in a Tiny Home, sometimes you have to say no to certain things – you can’t have everything!