Frequently Asked Questions
The Tiny House Movement is growing, but there is still so much to learn! We’re happy to help you navigate your tiny journey. Feel free to browse through the questions below or send us a note if you don’t find what you’re looking for.
How long does it take to build?
Including the architectural plans, custom trailer build, and tiny house construction, it takes 4-5 months.
How long does it take to upfit a van?
6 weeks – 2 months
Where can I park a tiny house?
You can park a tiny house anywhere ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) are accepted, and Tiny Topanga homes are certified as RVs, so you can park them anywhere you can park an RV. You can also rent a lot in a trailer park or a piece of a friend’s backyard!
Can I park it on a plot of land?
Yes and no. You’ll want to make sure the land has electricity and water or can be easily installed. You’ll also want to check zoning requirements to see if the area will accommodate trailers, RVs, or prefab housing. Because tiny homes are now considered ADUs in many places, that requires that there be another structure on the land, making the tiny house an “accessory,” however in many cases, you can live in a tiny house as a construction trailer while building a bigger home.
Will you provide transport?
We can arrange transport of your tiny house to anywhere in the United States or Mexico.
What kind of truck do I need to haul a tiny house?
Depending on the size of the house, you’ll need something that can tow at least 10,000 lbs. 250/2500 trucks will pull a tiny house, but a 350/3500 would be ideal.
Do you build on land?
Nope. We’re all about that nomad lifestyle so vans and tiny homes on wheels are our thing! Also, the wheels allow the tiny house to be considered an RV which gives more freedom in terms of where you can legally have them.
What utilities do I need to have to run a tiny house?
Connections to water and electricity, and a portable propane tank for builds that include gas appliances.
Do you offer financing?
Yes! We partner with 17 lenders to offer financing! We also privately offer a couple different payment options to space out large installments. See here for more information.