FAQs

FAQ

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

Yes, we can arrange for you to view one of our builds in progress at our premises on the Hibiscus Coast, North Auckland.

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

Once you have booked in a build slot, 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?

We have trailers custom made to 7.8m x 3m meaning that under the NZ Transport Agency rules, our tiny homes are road legal to be towed provided we stay within the 3500kg weight limit. These are all factors we take into account in the design phase. Our tiny homes can be also transported by Hiab on NZ roads.

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 approx $120,000 depending on the selection of materials. We offer complete builds (including designer kitchen and appliances and custom made furniture) or you may have a favourite appliance or feature you would like to choose. We also offer a shell build to a watertight fit-out stage which you can then enjoy DIY’ing and getting creative with yourself.  The price for this ranges from $50,000 to $80,000.

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 its location, you can then sit it semi-permanently on the jacks, remove the trailer wheels and use it for any other purpose, have it warranted etc.

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

Once your build is underway with us, you can keep up to date by logging onto BuilderTrend where you can see photos of your build progress.

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 that would be connected to a tank when on site. Sewerage is dependant on the toilet selected, commonly used are composting toilets that we can provide.

9. Will I need building/resource consent?

Because tiny homes are classed as vehicles, no building consent is required.  However, we still do build our homes as close to the Building Code as far as is practical.  Resource consent is a separate issue as each Council has different rules and regulations so it is always 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.

11. Do you offer delivery?

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

12. Are your homes built to NZ building code

Yes, we build to the NZ Building Code as is practical for a tiny home on wheels.

13. 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.

14. What electrical and gas connections are provided?

We use a standard 32 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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