Building a tiny home can lead to many questions. We get asked all kinds of questions around the building process, timelines, certifications and where to put a tiny home. Here are some commonly asked questions that might provide the answer you are looking for. If you don't find the answer to your question, reach out and contact us today. We are here to help!
"How much does a tiny homes cost?"
We are completely transparent about our pricing. Here are some ways you can find out how much our tiny homes cost:
1. Model Build: Go to TINY HOMES in the menu and find a model that interests you. From that models page, you can request an estimate. We will follow up with a breakdown of pricing, whats is included and how to get started today!
2. Custom Build: Head over to TINY HOMES tab in the menu and find the custom tiny homes section. Click on the button to take you to the Custom Tiny Home page. To get a full quote on your custom project, click on the button to pay for and submit a custom tiny home request.
"Are your homes certified".
All of our homes are certified to the CSA Z240 RV certification and go through a stringent safety and quality control program here in our manufacturing facility.
Each of our homes also comes with a Transport Canada certification that allows for safe/ legal transport on Canadian and US roads and highways.
We are also able to certify your home for the US and Washington State specific certifications for added inspections and safety controls.
"Do you build homes wider than 8.5ft."
Currently we only build homes up to 8.5ft. to ensure we fall under the CSA z240 RV standard. Homes over 8.5ft. are classified as "park models" and require a different type of certification, insurance and transport permits.
"Do you ship across Canada and the US?"
Yes we can! We work directly with professional transporter and importer to ensure your home arrives safely and complies with all federal transport and import requirements.
"Can I park my tiny home anywhere?"
Most tiny homes on wheels get put under the classification of a recreational vehicle so in some communities they are treated as such. The best answer to this question will be found at your local municipal office and certain zoning requirements may need to be met (especially in densely populated communities) .
"Are your homes built for cold climates?"
All of our tiny homes are specially designed for four season use. Now standard in all of our tiny homes is full spray foam insulation, heat recovery ventilators and a state of the art HVAC system to provide you with ultimate comfort and peace of mind. Paired with a custom skirting option, we can ensure your home will be functional and tempered for most climates. Keeping you toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
"Do you offer metal framing?".
We currently only use wood for framing in our construction process. Although there are some weight saving benefits with steel studs, the cold temperatures in Canada can lead to moisture issues and thermal bridging problems with steel stud construction.
"How long does the process take?"
Although the building process itself is fairly quick, there is a lot of pre-planning, design and logistics to sort out before we start construction. The entire process can take up to 6 months to complete but depending our schedule, can be up to a year if our schedule is full. Keep in mind we often have a waiting list to start construction, so it is best to get planning and start the process as soon as you are ready!
"Do you offer slide-outs or room extensions?"
We do not offer slide-outs or room extensions on any of our tiny homes. There are factors around thermal transfer and weather sealing that we feel is compromised with any slide-outs or room extensions, so at this time, they are not an option for our homes.
"Do you have any homes ready for sale?
Unfortunately, with our busy schedule, we do not have any homes for sale and ready to go at this time. We do have homes at some RV dealerships in BC that may have inventory available. You can reach out to us for more information on these dealers.
"When is the soonest I can get a home?"
Our build schedule is usually booking between 6 months to a year from the time you pay your build spot deposit, to the time you get home. So let's gets planning today!