What is a Tiny House?
• While there is no official definition of a Tiny House, it is generally thought of as a
small house, typically sized under 600 square feet (56 square meters). While they
can be built on foundations, most tiny homes are built on trailers. This style of
tiny house is often referred to as a THOW (tiny house on wheels).
• They are small enough to be considered sheds in most areas,but are much more
stylish and can be used for so much more.
• Tiny Houses on Wheels
• These small structures are built on wheels, allowing them to be easily moved to
the perfect location. Our houses are designed to have a warm, open feel and
range in size from about 100 to 260 square feet (9 to 24 m2
Advantages of a Tiny House?
There are several advantages to building a tiny house on a trailer.
The two most favorable being, mobility and getting around local rules
that dictate minimum structure size. Since a house built on a trailer is
not on a permanent foundation, it normally is not governed by local
building codes. Many municipalities dictate a minimum home size
which makes building a tiny house on a foundation not legally
Disadvantages of a Tiny House?
There are however disadvantages to building a house on a trailer.
The main one being that it is confined to strict dimensions, since it will be
driven down the road.
The maximum dimensions allowed, without obtaining a special permit are:
8 feet 6 inches wide (2.60 meter),
13 feet 6 inches tall (4.10 meter),
40 feet long (12.10 meter).
While this is the maximum, it is rare to see tiny houses longer than
32 feet (9.75 meter), since beyond that length they become much more
difficult to transport
Financial Benefits of a Tiny House?
Additional savings are had with reduced property taxes or rent.
Since tiny houses are not permanent, they are not considered an
improvement to land, and thus don’t add to the value of the land or the
expense of the property taxes. If the land is rented and not owned, it is
also considerably cheaper to rent a plot of land versus a house or
Finally, there are also financial benefits from the reduced consumption
that results from living in a tiny house. Having less space results in less
shopping and buying. There simply isn’t the room for frivolous purchases,
and so a shift occurs where shopping loses its appeal. This actually has
many benefits beyond economical.