We’ve got the answers to all your Tiny Home Questions!
- Where are you located?
We are based in central Wisconsin and will deliver our Tiny Homes anywhere across the continental United States. Shipping is calculated on a per-request basis.
2. Do you build Park Model homes in addition to Tiny Homes?
Our focus is only on Tiny Homes so Park Model homes fall outside our work. A Park Model home is about as close as you can get to a manufactured home while still being considered a type of RV (recreational vehicle). Most are really only moved once – from the manufacturer to its final location. Tiny Homes are much more mobile and versatile. They are generally less square footage than park models and make for a more efficient use of space.
3. Can Northern Tiny Living build custom tiny homes?
Custom Tiny Homes are our specialty! It is our belief that a home should be tailored to the needs of its occupants … a Tiny Home is no exception.
4. How much does a tiny home cost?
The cost of a Tiny Home, much like a typical structure, really depends upon the quality of materials being used. A good rule of thumb for your “back-of-the-envelope” estimating is to budget between $200-$300 per square foot.
5. Does Northern Tiny Living offer financing?
Tiny Homes are relatively new to the financing world. However, we are in the process of working with a local community bank to have them offer exclusive financing options for our Tiny Home buyers!
Another great resource for finding financing, and even insurance, resources is from Tiny House Lending.
6. What is the payment process?
We start our projects with a free quote/estimate and when a design is settled upon, we accept a 50% down-payment on construction. The remaining amount will be due upon completion.
7. Can I insure a tiny home?
You now can insure your Tiny Home! Strategic Insurance Agency has a great website to explore insurance options.
8. How long does it take to build a tiny home?
Generally, our builds can take from 6-10 weeks depending on the complexity of the project. If you’ve got time constraints or related considerations we will make every effort to work with you.
9. What utility hookups do I need on site?
Our Tiny Homes run everything off of a 30 amp electrical breaker. We are exploring the use of solar battery packs in our builds and are excited at the benefits they could provide.
10. Can you build a tiny home for off-grid living?
Tiny Homes can very easily be set up for off-grid living. Our builds generally have 55 gallons of fresh-water storage and 2 30-gallon waste tanks.
11. How does a tiny home hold up in cold winter climes?
Having our home base in central Wisconsin, we understand the importance of a well insulated structure – both for comfort and energy savings. The floors and walls of our Tiny Homes boast an R-21 insulation value and the ceilings have R-35. We also build with two heat sources: a ductless mini-split and two electric wall heaters ensure a toasty environment no matter what mother nature is throwing at you!
12. What do I need to tow my tiny home?
We recommend pulling your Tiny Home with a 3/4 ton truck or bigger.
13. Do you deliver tiny homes?
Absolutely! We will deliver anywhere in the continental United States. Delivery rates are determined on a per-request basis.