TIME FOR SOME Q & A
OUR LOCATION & YOUR LOCATION
We are located in Magnolia, Texas. We will GLADLY build your tiny home on a trailer and deliver it anywhere in the continental United States. If you are located outside of U. S. we will deliver to the nearest border.
Please check with your HOA, city, and or county about specific building codes and ordinances prior to placing your home. Rural (country) property is going to be easier than city, or more densely populated areas. Most RV parks, will accept Tiny Homes, depending on their rules/restrictions. RV resorts are popping up throughout the country and gladly welcome Tiny Homes.
RV vs TINY HOME
RV’s are great for tow-ability, but living in a RV (full or part time) is exactly not ideal when you compare
with a Tiny Home. RV’s are not made for long term exposure to the elements, and don’t hold up to everyday wear and tear. They are poorly insulated and extremely expensive to heat and cool.
Most people who live in tiny homes choose to live in a semi-permanent location, possibly move their home a few times a year, or are on property used for weekend, hunting, fishing, or vacation. Often these homes are used as an opportunity to enjoy property that will someday have a permanent structure on it, and then the tiny home serves as a guest house or for guest over flow. This makes tiny homes attractive because at any time they can be moved easily. Tiny homes can also be used full time for travel, if they are constructed properly. We build our homes according your needs.
BUMPER PULL OR GOOSENECK TRAILER
The traditional trailer is a bumper pull, this type of trailer is a less expensive option, and is a great platform to build a home on. The bumper pull is the most common option with Tiny Homes, depending on the length of the trailer a 3⁄4 ton can be used,however, longer/heavier trailers require a 1 ton truck.
A gooseneck (5th wheel) trailer is going to be more expensive, but a safer option to tow long distances. The gooseneck accommodates to a split level type living without having to use a ladder to access the loft. All depends on width, length, and weight.
BAY, LAKE, OCEAN, RIVER RANCH
BUNK HOUSES FOR OVER FLOW
DOT TOWING INFORMATION
As long as your home meets DOT specifications you won't need a special permit to move a TINY HOME.
DOT specifications are as follows:
8’6” wide c 13’6” tall.
Must have registered license, working tail lights and signals.
Other considerations when towing:
Make sure your vehicle can handle the load, know the weight of your trailer, (large V8, V10 engines, or heavy duty diesel engines, proper transmission for hauling heavy loads, connection for trailer brakes.
MOST IMPORTANT- If you choose to move your Tiny Home, make sure you possess the skills to maneuver the vehicle and trailer. NOTE: We offer delivery services to any locations specified.
Tiny House Lending Discover Personal loans
Your local credit union, or any bank that you have a relationship with.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
A trailered home offers mobility, that a traditional home can't; mobility without feeling like you are living in a RV.
Tiny homes have smaller utility bills. Usually electric and water bills combined will be less than $ 40.00 per month.
ARE TINY HOMES RVIA CERTIFIED?
Tiny homes are not RVIA Certified. Our goal is to build high quality custom homes that can be permanent dwellings. With that said, by definition an RV cannot be considered a permanent dwelling. Tiny homes are in a category of their own and are treated legally as a tiny home not an RV. Currently, we do not pursue RVIA certification. Once there is a certification for tiny homes we will be 110% on board. The homes we build will far exceed any requirements of a RV’s
LET'S TALK TOILETS
The standard for a Sasquatch Custom Home is the Nature’s head composting toilet.
● RV low flush
● High end composting
● Sawdust composting
HEATING & COOLING
AC/Heaters can be used in mid to southern climates where the winter temperatures are not extreme.
Radiant floor heat, propane, small fireplaces, and space heaters are good options as well. Fans and open window are a good option for the northern climates during the summer; we install window AC units as needed.
Split wall systems are a good option for large homes, they provide good heat in the winter and cooling in the summer.
LET'S TALK POWER
You will need 220V service if large traditional electric appliances are used i.e. (washer/Dryer, electric oven and a tanked water heater).
We typically use propane appliances (tankless water heaters, cooktops). We also use 120v efficient appliances, regular or led lighting.
We encourage minimizing electricity usage, which provides a flexibility when connecting.
Our homes are energy efficient, they are designed to plug into a standard 30 amp, 50 amp, RV connection, or generator if needed.
We also offer off the grid options, which would include a solar system with battery bank; this platform uses propane appliances to decrease the draw on the system. This type of a system would require modifying your power use habits.
NOTE: all solar homes are wired with 120v and inverters are used to convert all power to 12v.
WHAT DO TINY HOMES COST?
Finished homes can range from $ 25,000 and up.
Building cost factors:
● Length of the home 12’’ and up
● Material used for exterior interior finishes
● Specialty window, doors, or upgrade to standard windows and door.
● Quality of appliances and fixtures
● Custom work i.e. (counter tops, additional cabinetry, built-ins, storage, flooring, heated
flooring, built in furniture
● Electrical system selected (electric, solar, propane, etc.)
We will build dried in shells for you to finish if
requested; any request within reason will be considered and reviewed for pricing. Our entry builds are 20’, ranging between $38,000 and $42,000.
INSURANCE FOR YOUR HOME
For more information, please contact Strategic Insurance Agency, LLC Unit of Martin Burlingame Insurance