FAQ – Code Compliant Tiny House

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Frequently Asked Questions

What size is the build? 

12′ x 30′ or 360 square feet. We can put several modules together to create 2 and 3 bedroom units.


What is the cost?

Single unit homes will range between $70k-$80k. Two unit homes will be around $125k, we haven’t gotten that far yet and want to refine our single unit homes before selling a bunch of double units.  


Can I customize my plan?

To an extent, these plans are approved by a 3rd party engineer. As long as nothing changes structurally or mechanically (plumbing or electrical).


Where can I put these?

These homes are the first 100% Florida Building Code approved tiny homes. Other tiny homes have been accepted with exceptions made in the code, but ours are 100% approved. Any lot zoned “A”, or agricultural, will qualify without exception. These homes can also be used as an In-Law suite in a backyard without a code variance. They will require a variance for some lots because some counties have a minimum square footage for a home. We are working with many counties to break down this barrier and we will get it done because each counties’ biggest challenge is lack of affordable housing. These qualify for affordable housing. The counties that we have talked to are behind this product 100%.


Will you set these up on my lot?

We will, on a limited basis for now. This will require a licensed contractor to pull permits and do the work. This is not an overwhelming task. We will eventually have to set up a network of contractors across the state to handle this. If we set every house, we would not be able to do anything else. The set up consists of preparing underground utilities and pouring a monolithic slab. A flat, cleared lot cost should be well under $10k and can be rolled into your mortgage.


Do you finance?

No, but these homes will qualify for a mortgage and eligible for a Veteran’s Admin loan.


Are they hurricane proof?

Nothing is hurricane proof, nobody can design against Mother Nature. These homes are built to a higher standard than what is allowed by the Florida Building Code so they will “take a punch.” We have been using the same techniques for years when building our site-built homes and we have never had problems beyond aesthetic issues from wind like shingles missing or siding blown loose.


Can these homes be delivered to other states? 

Yes, the Florida Building Code is a beefed-up version of the International Residential Code (IRC) which most east coast states abide by. We will contact other states for you to insure acceptance on a case-by-case basis.


Do I need to have my lot before I buy the house?

Yes, we have been contacted by many developers that want to put communities together, and we will let you know as they become available.


How do I know if a lot is suitable?

Call us with information on the lot, the zoning, and the setback requirements, and we will guide you through the process. These can be placed anywhere in the state, LEGALLY, unless there is a minimum square footage requirement in your city/county/HOA.


Is delivery included?

No, delivery is priced based on distance from our shop. This will be addressed on a case-to-case basis.


Do I need to find my own local contractors to install the house? (Foundation, plumbing, electrical)

You can, but we are in the process of setting up a network of contractors across the state to do our installs. If you are in the Orlando area, we can do it ourselves.


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