THIS TINY HOUSE
How long does it take to build?
Typical build time is 10-12 weeks.
Do I need a special permit to drive it on the road?
The house is registered to be on the road and doesn't need a permit. No escort vehicles are required when you want to drive. It is also easy to put the house on footings for a more permanent solution.
How big is the tiny house?
Overall dimensions = 2.5 x 7.5m, with a 3.5m ceiling. It is maximum 4.2m from the road.
Why is the bed up there?
For many people climbing up to a loft with a very low ceiling height is only fun for a few weeks. Our bed lowers down over the couch at the push of a button for easy access and a comfortable nights sleep.
Can you sleep in the loft?
Of course, however keep in mind that hot air rises.
Do councils approve of these dwellings?
This tiny house is built on a trailer so the rules that apply to a caravan also apply here. Some regional councils are actively welcoming tiny houses on wheels.
Where can I park my Tiny House?
Tiny houses on wheels currently fall within a regulatory grey area in most planning zones. You would need to look into specifics of each area, but generally they are treated as caravans. To date, town planners in SEQ have given us a very positive response to the idea of living for an extended period of time in these dwellings.
How much do they weigh?
A tiny house of this size can weigh anywhere between 3t and 4.5t.
How does the deck work?
The modular deck and roof comes in parts and is bolted together. It can be packed down or set up in about 2 hours.
What are my options if I want to be completely off-grid?
This house is ready to be off-grid. There is capacity for 2x 9kg gas bottles to fuel your cooktop, oven and hot water. The house is wired for solar and/or connection to mains power.
The grey water plant and composting toilet means you won't need to connect to sewerage. Once sited, a rainwater tank would be required, or the house can also be connected to town water.
How much storage is there?
The wall adjacent to the bed contains deep, floor-to-ceiling storage, as well as storage under the sofa seats. There is ample under-bench cupboard space on both sides of the kitchen/laundry. Open shelving of recycled hardwood is featured in the bathroom and above the kitchen bench, and the loft space can house bulky items.
How is the waste and greywater treated?
The composting toilet diverts liquid waste and turns solid waste into compost. It is approved for use in all states, operates odour-free, and can save 35,000L of water per year.
Greywater and blackwater are treated on-board by a series of filters and grease traps. The end product is certified for direct release into the landscape.
How often will I need to change the composting toilet chamber?
As a rough guide, two adults with full-time use could expect to change the chamber every six months.