Top Reasons to go “tiny” with us:
- Affordable, alternative housing solution
- Sustainable low-impact living
- No council DA required *
- Experienced staff in home building and design
- Stylish and spacious tiny homes with quality finish
- Custom designs at no additional charge
- We deliver Australia wide
Why a Tiny Home?
- Tiny homes are a sustainable and a low-impact type of living.
- You can live a flexible life, without the restrictions of a fixed dwelling.
- Tiny homes are relatively lower in costs than a traditional home, so you can live debt-free more easily.
- Our tiny homes are custom built to meet your individual needs.
- They are built off site and delivered so you don’t have to experience the construction noise or mess.
- Our tiny homes are a registered caravan, so in most cases they are exempt from local council approvals (NSW) saving you time and money.
- A tiny home can provide a low-cost living option in places where the housing market is too great.
What is a Tiny Home?
A Tiny Home is a new way to build in a sustainable way. Conventional homes are fixed to the ground, whereas a tiny home is built on top of a steel chassis with axles, wheels, braking system and tow hitch. It is classed as a registered trailer/caravan. Unlike conventional caravans, a tiny home is designed to look like a house. To be classed as a caravan, the tiny home must be built in accordance with the Australian Design Rules (ADR). We offer four different sizes to comply with this regulation: 3.6m, 4.8m, 6.0m and 7.2m long x 2.5m wide x 4.3m high. Weights vary for each size, but is set at a max. 4,500kgs.
The use of the tiny homes is governed the same as for any other caravan on the market. It can be towed on any road in Australia and placed anywhere that a regular caravan can be. In NSW additional regulations are set by the Local Government Regulation 2005 (LGR 2005) that allow for them to be placed on residential and agricultural land. Within the LGR 2005 it allows for the use of a tiny home without the need for council approval. This means a tiny home can be installed in a much quicker time frame and without the high cost of the Local Government fees and charges normally associated with conventional construction approaches.
There are unlimited design possibilities within the size requirements available. Each tiny home can be custom designed to suit whatever purpose you have set for it. The main structure is built on either a tandem or triaxle trailer depending on size and weight. An important item to remember is that an entrance door must be located on either the kerb side or the rear of the tiny home in order to comply.
The tiny home is made using traditional home building materials and techniques. However, the design is up to you. It can contain a lounge room, kitchen, ground floor bedroom, loft bedroom –single and double, shower and toilet. It can also be designed as a studio or office, granny flat or student accommodation. The list of uses is almost endless. It’s up to your imagination!
The three main questions we are asked concern the power, water and toilet:
- The power to the tiny home can come from multiple sources. For all our tiny homes we utilize a hybrid solar/mains system. We have a solar panel on the roof with battery storage. This powers the light system. We also supply a 15AMP inlet power point for you to connect to an external power supply such as an existing residence or generator. This powers the 240V appliances like the fridge, power outlets etc. Alternatively, we can install solar packages with increased battery storage capacity and inverters so you can power your entire tiny home via solar.
- A standard dual flush toilet comes with all our tiny homes. Once the tiny home is placed on the site, the local government will require a licenced plumber to connect the toilet from the ready-made connection point under the tiny home to the existing sewerage system on your site. If an existing system is not available due to site conditions, there are a number of other alternatives to dispose of the waste appropriately. These include septic system with absorption trenches (rural areas only), storage and pump out, cassette removal or even a composting toilet system. No matter the site, there are many options available.
- A water hose point is installed in every tiny home ready for you to simply connect the garden hose. If water is unavailable on site, the tiny home comes with a built in gutter system, so you can connect a downpipe and collect your own water. In this case it is recommended that we install a 12v water pump to the tiny home and increase the solar system to power the pump.