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Do I need council approval to have a Tiny Home?
Whether you need approval from council or not, depends on several factors. Each State has different rules, and different exemptions apply to different types of land and how it’s going to used. So, first thing to determine is where you are going to locate the tiny house. If it is in ACT, there is no requirement to gain approval for its installation. It is a very favourable area to have a tiny house on wheels! For NSW, there are a number of situations that allow for the installation and use of a tiny house without the prior approval of council. These exemptions are outlined in the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) regulation 2021, Section 77: Installations for which approval not required:
  • (1) The approval of the council is not required for the installation of the following—
    • (a) 2 caravans or tents if they are not occupied for—
      • (i) more than 2 consecutive days, and
      • (ii) more than 60 days in a 12 month period,
    • (b) 1 caravan on land occupied by the owner of the caravan in connection with the owner’s dwelling house if the caravan is—
      • (i) used for habitation only by the owner or members of the owner’s household, and
      • (ii) maintained in a safe and healthy condition,
    • (c) a caravan on pastoral or agricultural land if the caravan is merely occupied seasonally by persons employed in pastoral or agricultural operations on the land, or
    • (d) a moveable dwelling or associated structure on land to accommodate a displaced person if the moveable dwelling or associated structure is—
      • (i) maintained in a safe and healthy condition, and
      • (ii) removed within 2 years after it is installed.
If you are building a house, you are able to live in a secondary dwelling or a caravan while you build the main house. See details on the NSW Government website For those looking to provide some tourism accommodation, the NSW Government now allows up to 6 caravans on farms larger than 15 hectares. Details can be found on the link If you are looking to install a tiny home in other States and Territories, best checking with your local council for specific rules for your area. As all other States have varied rules from place to place.

However, please be sure to mention ‘caravan’ instead of ‘tiny home’ when speaking with your local council as our tiny homes fall under caravan legislation.
Why do I need a tiny home?
You would benefit from owning a Tiny Home if you need:

  • (1) Additional housing. If a dwelling already exists, in almost all cases you don’t need a DA to have a caravan. A tiny could be used for an extra room for a growing family, housing for relatives or university students, home office or studio, hobbies room, games or pool room, short-term holiday accommodation, study room for a high schooler, nanny or au pair quarters. This includes residential and farm blocks.
  • (2) Temporary accommodation during construction of a new house (and once the main house is complete you have a guesthouse for extra space or it can be relocated to another site).
  • (3) To achieve sustainability and have less of an impact on the environment.
  • (4) Accommodation on a rural block that has no building entitlement but allows for a caravan.
  • (5) Holiday accommodation at a caravan park, similar to that of a cabin. It is essentially a caravan with an optional annexe.
  • (6) Holiday accommodation by registering with ‘Airbnb’
  • (7) Temporary accommodation on an agricultural site.
  • (8) Need to be mortgage free. Oh, the possibilities!
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes! We offer a 5 year warranty.
How much does a Tiny Home weigh?
Weights vary depending on the model. Maximum allowable is 4.5 tonnes.
Where do you build the Tiny Homes?
The tiny home is built in our workshop in Ulladulla, NSW. Therefore, there is no construction noise or mess on your site. If you order the Annex series, we will construct the trailer and annex in our workshop, then deliver the two parts.
Can the Tiny Home be off-grid?
Yes it can. A solar trailer is a great way to provide power to your property when a regular roof top installation is just not possible. They can be positioned up to 50m away from your power feed and orientated to perfectly capture the sun. You can even move the solar to suit summer or winter light conditions. We offer two base sizes and can custom make larger systems if you require. They all come fitted with an auto start generator so the batteries can always be topped up in any weather conditions.

For more information on each model available follow this – Solar trailers
I want to make some changes to your designs. Can I customise my Tiny Home?
Yes! All our tiny homes can be custom made to suit your needs.
Is there a payment plan?
All our tiny homes can be purchased using a progress payment schedule. You will see progress of the build at critical staages and invoices are issued accordingly. The payments are spread out throughout the course of the build process from initial deposit to final completion. Finance is available for all our tiny homes – Finance Options
Is the Tiny Home insulated?
Yes, walls and roof insulation is installed to minimise energy needed for heating and cooling. In addition, all windows are doubled-glazed. If you require insulation under the floor this can be added.
How do I get water?
Our standard tiny homes connect with a garden hose like a traditional caravan. Rainwater collection into tanks is another option. We can offer an onsite rainwater DIY kit (10,000 litre tank, water pump, downpipes and fittings) at additional costs. All Tiny Homes come with a built in gutter system. Downpipes need to be added after delivery due to width. For information on our roof and gutter system, check out this video –Gutter System
I would like to see a Tiny Home in person. Do you have one on display?
We have our very own showroom at 376 Princes Highway, Ulladulla NSW 2539. We are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm and first Saturday of each month. No need to make an appointment, just call in. Keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest models on display at our showroom. We can have up to 15 tiny homes on display so there’s plenty to view!
How do I connect to power?
All our tiny homes can be plugged into with a 15 amp power lead. You can do that from a mains supply off a house, shed, or garden power point. Or if you need off grid, we offer a solar trailer that supplies 240v power. Check out the link on solar trailers. Solar Power
Is the bedding in the loft supplied?
No. The customer usually supplies the mattress. NOTE: It is important to have airflow under the mattress so we advise having a slatted bed base. The slatted bed base not only allows air flow it also keeps the shape of the mattress in tact. There are a few options to achieve this. Here is a link to Ikea for some ideas. Slatted Bed Base
Can you build the deck or veranda for us?
Due to the distance and time factors we offer deck kits as part of our extras range that you can assemble onsite. You can view them here. Otherwise, due to the distance, time factors and expense for both parties, it is advisable that you get in contact with a local tradesman or if you are handy, construct one yourself.
How will my Tiny Home go in a high bushfire area?
There are always risks with any kind of accommodation in bush fire prone areas or high flooding areas. Choose the area carefully on your block/land where you want your Tiny to go and what effects the elements may have. We advise that you keep the wheels on so you can easily vacate the property. Different materials may be used in the construction of your tiny also which may be more suited to bushfire zones. This should be discussed during the design process. We have information we can provide upon request regarding fire prone areas around Australia, what to do in case of a bush fire and information on putting a fire plan in place.
Where can I put my Tiny?
If you don’t have access to a backyard, property, block of land or a bush block, you could try caravan parks and/or Tiny Home communities. Some of our customers have had success searching on Gumtree.
Once delivered and placed, can I take the wheels off?
Yes, you can take the wheels off. However, we strongly suggest that if your land is flood prone or bush fire prone you leave the wheels on. The trailer itself is fixed and cannot be removed. Your Tiny is always considered a caravan, even if the wheels are off. To move it in the future, you can apply for an unregistered vehicle permit up to 28 days. A caravan must remain capable of being registered (NSW). This may vary from state to state.
Do you build with timber or steel frames?
We build with a number of different techniques in order to meet your custom build requirements. Our preferred method is timber frame or structural insulated panels (SIP).
Do you deliver?
We offer a delivery service Australia wide through Tiny Towing. You can contact Marc direct for a quote on 0400 808 490 or email

The total cost of the tiny homes does not include the delivery fee.

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Which model is best for me?
Please feel free to call or email us to discuss which model would best suit your needs. We have a variety of shapes and sizes to select and all can be changed to suit your own design requirements.
Can I travel around in my Tiny Home?
All models can travel on Australian roads.

You will however require a vehicle with an appropriate towing capacity. As well as this, the total weight of your tiny home including the contents will need to be under the weight of 4.5 tonne.
I don’t want my Tiny Home right now, but I want to lock in a date for delivery. How can I do this?
You can pay a non-refundable booking fee and secure a placeholder position, which allows you to have your Tiny Home delivered as soon as you are ready.
How do I connect the sewage?
There are a few options at an additional cost: (1) Connect to existing sewer system (mains or septic) by engaging a local plumber. A Tiny Home comes with a standard flushing toilet ready for your local plumber to connect to your existing system. If there’s no existing sewer system available you have the option of either: (1) a composting toilet or (2) installing a septic tank system to connect to your flushing toilet. If you choose the composting toilet option here is a helpful video on the composting system from how to install to how to maintain. Composting Toilet Information
What are the maximum dimensions I can have?
The maximum height from ground to ridge is 4.3m. The maximum trailer length that we make is 9.6m. The maximum width is 2.4m; additionally an annexe can be incorporated to give a width of 4.8m. The annex is fixed to the ground (not on wheels). If you require larger sizes, these can be arranged, however, they will not be on wheels, they are transported on a truck and craned off on site. These can be 4m high x 5m wide x 16 long at the max. dimensions. These will require development consent for installation.
What do I need to do to prepare for the delivery of my Tiny Home?
When your Tiny is ready for delivery we will give you plenty of notice so you can (a) make sure the area your Tiny will be going is level, (b) make sure the area is accessible, i.e. no over hanging branches, driveway wide enough etc.

For more information about delivery preparation get in touch with Marc at Tiny Towing on 0400 808490 or email
Can I build a deck or veranda around my Tiny?
It’s best to check with local council rules on decking. For NSW, decks are exempt from DA however we advise you should check on requirements. The deck should be built in accordance with Planning NSW Exempt Development guidelines. For more information go to
Can I buy a trailer and build myself?
We sell individual trailers and shells. This is a great way for people to undertake some DIY. You can buy a trailer and start from scratch yourself or we can take care of all the hard parts and build the shell to lock up – water tight ready for the owner to install their own custom internal layout. The units are unpainted, no lining, insulation, plumbing or electrical. Gives you a blank canvas to create your own unique space. Ideal for those wanting to do some DIY but daunted by the idea of making the frame and trailer etc.

For more DIY Shells information.
Insurance for my Tiny?
You can insure your tiny home just as you would a caravan or car. Check with your motor vehicle insurer first. Otherwise we recommend you contact insurance broker Paul Bentvelzen on 02 4731 5335.