"I'm curious about a tiny house but I don't know the next step."
"Can you just tell me one flat price I'm going to pay?"
"How does this whole process work? What's next?"
You're on the right page to answer all of these questions!
The information below is designed to give you a basic outline of the process of building a tiny home so you know what to expect and when. We know that tiny homes are a new twist on an old concept and so the process of building one might seem intimidating at first. We're going to take a shot at simplifying it!
This is where you're asking questions and we're doing our best to answer them. (If you’re on this page, this is probably the stage you’re at!)
You're getting a feel for us as your builder and we're learning more about you and what your ideal design might look like.
Based on what you're looking for we should able to give you a pricing scale. At this stage we recommend booking a tour of our personal tiny home, Domek.
A non-refundable $5000 booking fee is required to secure your spot and begin the design process.
Design & Blueprint
This is where it gets good! We begin the design process by really digging in to your style, who you are and what your 'must haves' are. You'll be given 2D and 3D renders and work with our designer to get the layout and design just right. This stage typically takes 4 weeks to allow for revisions and modifications.
Once you’ve approved the layout, we’ll schedule a meeting to discuss materials and finishes. We’ll talk door knobs, light fixtures, cladding, all the nitty gritty.
Once everything has been approved, we'll provide a final quote for the build which will include all selections you’ve made throughout the design process.
Contract Signing, First Instalment & Building Begins
Once you've signed the contract approving the quote for your build, 50% of the total is due. This is a preliminary order stage and allows us to order things like the trailer, windows and doors, cabinetry, and initial construction materials.
We’re not able to alter this step as we build directly on to the trailer to give your home the greatest strength and stability. It also allows the trailer frame to be used as a structural component, which in turn allows for lightweight floor framing, creating more overall interior height. Our trailers take on average 2-3 months to be delivered from our manufacturer.
Once the trailer and your windows have been received we begin the construction of your very own custom tiny home! Depending on size and features, it takes us, on average, between 2.5-4 months to build your home! Throughout the process you will be provided with regular photo updates and kept informed of any material or production delays.
Second Instalment & Interior-Focused Build
This is where 30% of the total is due and when your home has had its internal linings fitted (electrical, plumbing, gas work, insulation). This is usually around the 4-6 week mark of your build.
Third Instalment & Build Completion
The remaining balance must be paid upon completion of the build and prior to your home being delivered.
This would be approximately one week before the delivery.
You are welcome to arrange a tour of your home and conduct a final inspection of your home before delivery.
The big day is here! It's time to take possession of your tiny home!
Our team will be in contact with you prior to delivery to make arrangements for where and how your tiny is being delivered as well as to allow you time to make arrangements for insurance of the delivery. We’re you’re start to finish home builder, so we'll also be on site to set up once arrived. Sometimes equipment gets jostled around in transportation, and its important to us that you have a seamless delivery of your home. This also gives us the opportunity to give you a walkthrough of all the systems and features of your house, and best practices to ensure its longevity.