Here is our much-requested Tiny Home FAQ: Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked most about our Tiny Homes and Tiny Rooms.
Exactly how big is a ‘Tiny Home’?
Every state, county, and each city has different rules for how big your tiny home can be. In most states, the maximum size ranges around 12 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and 40 feet long. Tiny houses can go from 60 square feet to 400 square feet when built on a trailer. When built on the ground, a tiny home be built bigger than that.
Do all Tiny Homes have Wheels?
Many, but not all, tiny houses are built on wheels. Tiny homes can be built on permanent foundations or trailers for repeated transportation. Individual states decide what constitutes a tiny home and what is a travel trailer.
How long do Tiny Homes last?
Tiny Homes that are properly built and maintained can easily last 50-60 years or more. As with all structures, pre-fabricated homes are only as good as the conditions that they are subjected to and the care that they receive.
What is the Starting Price for a Tiny Home?
A complete, ready-to-go tiny house can start at $75,000. You can spend more than this once you choose all the amenities. These prices are attractive because these tiny homes can generate returns equivalent to standard structures several times their costs.
At Turn Key Fabrication, our tiny homes start at $75,000. For more information about how we get that number, check out our guide to pricing prefab homes.
How much does a basic room cost per square foot?
Our Turn Key Rooms can be as low as $50 per square foot. This is the base price but can increase with add ons, extensions, or room specifications.
How much does a fully finished & completed room cost per square foot?
Our completed Turn Key Rooms cost $275 per square foot. This includes pre-wiring and pre-plumbing. The structure will arrive ready to be assembled in under 24 hours and put to immediate use.
What is the cost of ownership for a Tiny Home over time?
Many factors answer this question, such as insurance, initial purchasing costs, energy usage, maintenance, and potential modifications. Here is our in-depth guide to determining what’s likely for your specific situation.
Do Tiny Homes come Pre-Wired?
Our tiny homes do! Once your Tiny Home or Tiny Room is assembled, it is ready to be used right away. For similar questions to ask a potential builder see Questions to ask your Prefab Builder.
What is a Modular Home?
Simply put, a modular home is one constructed in modules or sections. These modules are usually built in a factory or workshop and then transported to the building site and lifted into place. To learn more about this, click here.
What are SIPS?
Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high-performance building panels suitable for residential and commercial buildings. SIPs are energy-efficient, airtight, load-bearing, and highly durable. These panels are pre-fabricated, so they come ready to install when they arrive at your building site. Most of our prefabs are built using SIPs, which is partly how we can produce high-quality, pre-fabricated structures and rooms in 2-5 days.
Take a look at this for a more in-depth look at what SIPs are capable of.
What type of Warranty is included?
A limited 10-year warranty is included for residential use, and one year for buildings used for commercial purposes. with your purchase. This is valid for the original purchaser only. The warranty covers correction by repair or replacement of materials or workmanship. All surfaces must be painted within ninety days of installation and remained every ten years thereafter.
All other questions
For any questions that weren’t answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.