Frequently asked questions
Q. If I need extra space, why is a tiny home better than adding on to my existing house?
In most cases, buying a tiny home will be less expensive than remodeling. You also do not need building permits. You can sell the tiny home if you no longer need the extra space. If you move, you can take it with you!
Q. Does Seattle Tiny Homes offer financing?
Yes. Seattle Tiny Homes offers financing through WSECU.org and other lenders. Contact us for the specific lender to contact.
Q. Can I get insurance for my Seattle Tiny Home?
Yes. Seattle Tiny Homes is a licensed RV manufacturer and dealer and offers competitive rates through a national insurance company.
Q. Can you build a home for me using Tumbleweed or other tiny house plans?
Yes. Tumbleweed offers beautiful tiny house plans for purchase as well as other websites, and we would be happy to build one for you, while still offering you our personal, customized service that makes Seattle Tiny Homes unique.
Q. How do I connect my Seattle Tiny Home to utilities?
The best solution depends on your situation. If you want a backyard cottage, you may be able to connect to your homes’ existing utilities. In other situations, RV hookups and tanks may work. You might also live totally “off the grid” – see the question below.
Q. Is it possible for my tiny home to be totally “off the grid”?
Yes. Seattle Tiny Homes will work with you to fit your lifestyle. Off the grid options include propane or generator power, solar power, composting toilets, and gray water solutions.
Q. How long does it take to build a tiny home?
Once plans are decided upon, you can typically receive your tiny home within 90-120 days. Of course, if your plan requires specialized components or construction, it may take longer.
Q. How much does a house from Seattle Tiny Homes cost?
Because we’re committed to personal, customized service, the price of every tiny home is unique. However, prices for a small office/studio or an unfinished shell would start at $25,000 and go higher, and prices for a completed home generally go from $39,000 to higher.
Q. Can I just buy an unfinished shell from you that I can complete on my own?
Yes. After the core structure is built, we’re happy to turn the project over to you at any stage for you to complete on your own.
Q. Are you a green builder?
Seattle Tiny Homes uses green building methods as much as possible. However, green building techniques developed for regular construction are not always appropriate for a tiny home on wheels. The biggest environmental gains come from living in a small home that uses far fewer resources than a larger home, both during its construction and in daily use.
Q. Do you build homes for people with allergies or sensitivities?
Yes. Seattle Tiny Homes has experience in helping people with certain allergies and electro-magnetic sensitivities. Please contact us for more specific information.
Q. Can I build a tiny home on my own?
Building a tiny house on your own is a great option if you have the skills. Sources like Dee Williams’ Portland Alternative Dwellings and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offer advice, seminars, and building plans. The mission of Seattle Tiny Homes is to assist people who want a tiny home but don’t have the time or inclination to build one on their own.
Q. I want a tiny home – how do I get started?
Contact us today, and we’ll immediately begin discussing your needs and vision for your tiny home. We look forward to hearing from you!