FAQs

FAQ

1. Do you have a completed tiny house we can view?

Yes.  Coming to our factory to view our tiny homes under construction is a great way to get ideas and discuss your ideas too!  We can arrange for you to view our builds in progress at our factory in Millwater, Silverdale.

2. How long does it take to build a tiny home?

Once you have booked in a build slot and paid the non-refundable deposit (deducted from your total build cost), it will generally take 3 months to build a complete home.  Depending on what stage you wish to build to, this timeframe will vary and can be determined once we have a brief from you.

3. What size are your tiny homes?

Our most popular size is 7.8m long x 3m wide x 4.2m high meaning that under the NZ Transport Agency rules, they are classed as a load on a trailer and can be transported legally without requiring a pilot vehicle.  We can make larger homes but they need to be transported by a truck with a low loader trailer by the professionals and transferred back onto the custom trailer once on site.

4. What are the costs of a tiny home?

We will provide you with a fixed price build contract prior to commencement of the build. Our complete homes generally start at $150,000 depending on the selection of materials. We offer interior fitout including designer kitchen and appliances or you may have a favourite appliance or feature you would like to choose.

5. Is the trailer registered and warranted?

Yes – all of our trailers are registered and warranted.  They are custom made to allow for ease of future warrants meaning that once your tiny home is in place on the land, resting on its jacks/blocks, you can remove the trailer out from under the tiny house and place it back underneath once you have your new warrant.

6. How can I keep up to date with my build progress?

Once your build is underway with us, we keep you well informed and up to date with weekly progress photos or you are welcome to book a time to visit our factory and view the progress of your build.

7. Do you provide safety certificates for gas and electrical?

Yes, we use only licenced local electrician/plumber and certifications are issued on completion of their work.  We provide these in your handover pack.

8. How is waste and grey water treated?

Our homes all come with a water inlet pipe and grey water outlet which gets connected to a tank once on site. Sewerage is dependant on the toilet selected.  We recommend the Separett waterless dehydrating toilet (https://separett.com/en/urine-diverting-toilet-villa-9010) or the Ecoash incinerating toilet https://www.ecoash.co.nz/.  If you wish to have a plumbed-in toilet, you will need resource consent to connect to existing grey water systems and we suggest you check this with your local Council.

9. Will I need Council building/resource consent?

There is currently no legislation in place for tiny homes on wheels in New Zealand.  Therefore, each Council seems to have different opinions on tiny houses.  Resource consent will depend on whether you are plumbing into Council grey water systems and again we recommend it is best to contact your local Council to get all the information you require with regards to this.

10. How are the tiny homes built?

Our homes are built using high quality and lightweight building materials we have researched and source from different suppliers in NZ.  See our ‘Build Process’ page for more detailed information.

11. Do you offer delivery?

Yes we can help to arrange delivery and can cost this for you depending on location in NZ.

12. Do you offer a warranty?

Yes, all of our products and appliances come with the manufacturer’s warranties and we offer a one year warranty on the workmanship of your tiny home. These warranty conditions are also documented in our build contract and terms of trade.

13. What electrical and gas connections are provided?

We use a standard 16 amp caravan plug for external electricity connection. Most of the internal lights are low voltage LED and we also cater for appliances that use 240 volts. For gas, we cater for LPG bottles for heating and cooking (hobs) located at the front of the trailer.

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