FAQ

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How much does a tiny house cost?

The price of a tiny house can vary quite a bit depending on size and ammenities. Check out our pricing page for more info or contact us for a free estimate.

How are the tiny homes insulated?

We use closed cell spray foam insulation in all our tiny homes on wheels. We feel it is the best insulation available for them. It delivers R13 in the walls and R19 in the ceiling. Testing conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center shows spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation between wood stud wall panels increased rack and shear strength two to three times compared with standard stick-built components with fiberglass insulation when sprayed onto oriented strandboard (OSB). This makes the home very strong and easy to heat and cool.

How much is insurance for a tiny house?

Insurance is generally very affordable on tiny homes. Please contact your agent for a quote.

Do you provide financing?

We do not offer financing but here are a couple of companies that do: Lightstream  and  Tiny House Lending. You can also try PersonalLoans.com. Rates vary according to credit score.

How big can you go?

We build tiny houses on wheels from 16′ to 28′ long on bumper pull trailers and up to 39′ long on gooseneck trailers. The max width allowed by the DOT is 8′-6″ wide and 13′-6″ high. With double lofts a typical 24′ home is around 335 total sq. ft.

Do you build other styles?

Yes. The sky is the limit on designs and customization. We do our own design and drafting in house so we can help you with putting your ideas together and produce a set of drawings for your home. We also build tiny buildings on skids or can build on site if needed.

How do you heat and cool a tiny house?

We have several options for heating and cooling. Our standard unit is a through the wall unit with AC and heat pump. We also offer ductless mini split systems, and gas wall heaters.

What kind of utility hookups do they have?

Our homes come with standard RV style hookups. A 3″ sewer drain that can be hooked up to a tank, septic, or sewer system, a garden hose style water hookup is used for water, and 50 amp RV style plug for power. If you are in extremely cold climates we can adapt the water hookups for frost protection.

How much do they weigh?

A tiny house on wheels weighs around 10,500 lbs. for a standard 24′ home . The larger gooseneck homes can weigh as much as 16,000 lbs. and a 18′ bumper pull could be as low as 7,000 lbs. Features and appliances can affect any of these numbers.

Can I pick it up or move it myself?

Yes. The tiny houses on wheels are under the width and height restrictions of the DOT and you are not required to have any special licenses or permits to move them. You will however need a 1 ton or larger pickup. We do not recommend a smaller tuck to pull them.

How is the house fastened to the trailer?

We have our trailers custom made with a 4″ x 1/4″ steel flange on the edges that is through bolted to the wall plate. Then the studs and rafters are tied together with metal strapping to keep it all together. We can tow them at highway speeds with no trouble at all.

Are you licensed/insured?

Yes. Timbercraft LLC holds an Alabama Home Builders License and a Manufactures License. We have liability insurance coverage as required by the state of Alabama.

What are the deposit/payment terms?

Timbercraft requires a $500 deposit to get on the list. This begins the design process. Once the design is finalized and we are ready to start the payment terms are 40% down, 30% at the insulation stage and 30% at final. We accept cashiers check, cash, credit cards and PayPal. Some fees apply for electronic payments.

How long does it take to build one?

We can have your tiny house done in approximately 8-10 weeks from the time we start on it.

How do I set one up on my lot?

Our tiny homes come with scissor jacks at all four corners of the home to level it and take some weight off the tires. The pad for the home should be level and made with compacted gravel or concrete. All hookups are standard RV style unless specified otherwise.

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