Frequently Asked Questions
About our tiny houses
3 WORDS…. FREEDOM. FLEXIBILITY. CONNECTION.
Imagine having NO mortgage, NO utility bills and LOTS of freedom and flexibility!
What would you do with the extra income?
Perhaps you currently live in a big house and feel disconnected from nature or even your own family! Living tiny means you can de-clutter and de-stress your life, focus on the things that matter and live in a more meaningful way.
Or maybe you’re looking for a great investment? Check out our online calculators and see what your Tiny Tect Tiny house could earn you every year.
A tiny house on wheels means it is not bound by the same regulations as a permanent house. This means designs can be more fun and creative with exciting loft spaces and clever staircases without compromising on safety and quality. Best of all, your house can go with you, creating the ultimate freedom and flexibility in housing.
Yes, they are legally classified as a caravan. The tiny house trailer will come with a VIN number. You can then register it as you would a caravan.
The size limitations for a registered trailer are as follows: 4.3m height from the ground, 2.5m wide and up to 12.5m long including drawbar, with a maximum weight of 4.5 tonne.
Note: In order to keep within weight limits, the maximum length is typically less than 12.5m, due to the concentration of weight of a typical tiny house. Tiny Tect’s largest model is currently 8.2m + drawbar.
We strive to create the most flexibility in our tiny house designs by using multi-functional rooms, joinery add-ons and in some instances lofts as an add on. We also have options to purchase up to lockup or shell stages, allowing you greater freedom to choose your own fit out. We are happy to work with you and may be able to accommodate some further customisation, depending on the extent. Full bespoke designs are not currently offered due to the high costs involved and our ethos of providing affordable housing.
Imagine this. No utility bills, minimal maintenance costs and you’re contributing to the environment is a positive way. Feels good?
This is why we go off-grid. Being off-grid allows you to be self-sufficient, it allows you to save energy and it allows YOU to be in control.
- Solar power completely removes the need for using non-renewable energy resources, dramatically lowering your carbon footprint. Solar trailers are a great way to go as their orientation is not based on your tiny house, batteries store excessive energy for future use, and passive solar design ensures natural ventilation and a decrease in energy usage.
- Rainwater tanks allow you to collect water and not have to depend on external water sources for your use. Rainwater bladders can also be used beneath trailers for a smaller and more slimline approach, in particular if your are planning on moving about, bladders can be rolled up and easily taken with you.
- Composting toilets are much more sustainable and environmentally friendly than flush toilets. With composting toilets, you don’t need to deal with septic tanks or worry about plumbing into town sewerage disposal and pay the ongoing access costs with it.
Composting toilets save the average household up to 35,000 litres of water per year! That’s huge!
On top of that, it saves on the need to provide sewage connection or septic on your property.
If you are worried about the smell, don’t be! Our preferred composting toilets are odour free and built to strict Australian Standards. Typically, you will only need to change the chamber every 6 months and you are good to go!
We firmly believe in reducing the environmental footprint from housing and creating a sense of independence and freedom from a grid. That is why we love the composting toilets. If you are still not comfortable with composting toilet, contact us for other options.
To provide the best customer experience to our customers, we offer delivery at an additional cost. You can contact us to discuss your delivery options.
Tiny Tect requires a 20% deposit followed by staged progress payments in 20% increments.
We understand that purchasing a tiny house is a big investment and you may require finance. Refer to our finance section.
There are a lot of options available for parking tiny houses. It could be your backyard, your driveway, a rural block or a caravan park.
The normal build time for a tiny house is 2-3 months, in addition to any waiting times.