Tiny Frequently Asked Questions
Who buys a tiny home?
Tiny homes are purchased by a variety of buyers ranging from individuals and young couples getting into their first home to empty nesters and those wanting a mother-in-law suite for parents or guests.
People looking to invest in a vacation rental unit are increasingly buying tiny houses as a great turn-key Airbnb property.
Do most people buy them for a full-time home?
Much less than you would expect. Many tiny houses are purchased as a guest home or vacation cottage.
Where do people park tiny homes?
Typically, they stay in a backyard. Others are placed in RV Parks or tiny house communities. Check your local zoning ordinances.
Do you sell more in certain areas?
Tiny houses are popular across the world today and almost everywhere in the United States. Certain states like California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming have many tiny homes.
What size of truck is required to move a tiny house?
Our tiny houses are from 12,000 to 14,000 pounds dry weight. A one-ton truck is generally sufficient to move them. Snake River Tiny Homes will deliver purchases anywhere in the United States for a fee. See our Design Yours page for current transportation charges.
Why is RVIA certification important?
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) certification means that tiny home manufacturer has met certain safety and building standards. Certification can help you with everything from financing and insurance to parking and re-sale value. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company was the first tiny home builder in the industry to receive the RVIA certification.
What does it mean that tiny homes green certified?
Most buyers today are concerned about the environment. Tumbleweed’s quality system has been independently evaluated by TRA Certification, Inc. and found capable of producing green recreation vehicles based on an evaluation of the production process, material usage, recycling and other environmental practices. Visit our Green Certified page for more information.
Can I get insurance for a tiny home?
Most insurance agencies can provide property and liability insurance for a tiny house as a recreational vehicle. That is one of the advantages of purchasing a Tumbleweed RVIA certified tiny home.
How much does a tiny home cost ?
Our tiny home prices range from about $95,000 to $125,000 depending on the model selected and options included. Like other construction costs nation wide tiny house prices have increased the last few years due to the costs of labor and materials.
How does financing for tiny houses work?
While about 35% of our buyers pay cash for a tiny home, most will finance their purchase. We can provide financing for buyers with credit scores of 575 or higher in most states. See our Financing page for more details and to get pre-qualified.
Do you offer discounts for military and first responders?
Yes, special pricing is available for members of the military (active duty and veterans), police, fire fighters, EMTs, and school teachers. Visit our discounts page for more details.