Pacific West

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Certification

We are certified with Pacific West Tiny Homes, Inc. to offer RV certifications for NFPA 1192 and ANSI 119.5.

About Pacific West

Pacific West Tiny Homes, through Pacific West Associates, is an appointed third party inspection agency qualified either by being appointed by two or more state agencies of government to conduct A119.5 and NFPA 1192 Standards inspections or has demonstrated their ability to meet the requirements (stipulated by the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard E-541) for a third party agency. Manufacturers must appoint an approved inspection and design approval agency which will then conduct in-plant inspections that will take place at least once a year, not exceeding once per quarter.

For more information about ANSI and the Standards Programs, check out their website, Pacific West Tiny Homes

HCD

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Pacifica Tiny Homes are the first tiny home company to have their tiny home plans approved and certified through the state of California to be used as legal ADU's and are considered factory built tiny homes. An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a room or set of rooms in a single-family home in a single-family zone that has been designed or configured to be used as a separate dwelling unit and has been established by permit.

Factory Built Tiny Home Requirements

All factory-built housing (FBH) components and systems that are offered for sale within the state to first users (meaning a person, firm or corporation who initially installs a factory-built home or component) shall bear an insignia of approval issued by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in accordance with California Health and Safety Code § 19980 . The insignia shall be placed on the FBH unit, or component prior to shipment. It is permissible to remove the insignia after installation.


Insignia will only be issued through an HCD-approved FBH Quality Assurance Agency and for units that have prior plan approval, in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Chapter 3, Subchapter 1

NOAH

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Sealed and Certified

Here at Pacifica Tiny Homes, we work with NOAH (National Organization of Alternative Housing) to get our tiny homes certified. They must meet safety, construction, and energy efficiency standards. They also go through detailed inspections that must be passed before being certified. The NOAH seal is different from an RVIA, because those can only function as an RV, and cannot legally be placed on a property and be habitable. With the seal from NOAH, tiny houses can be used as a permanent residence, but can also be used as an RV for recreational purposes. 

Benefits of Certification

Through NOAH, you know that each tiny house has met the following codes set by:


  • NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
  • NEC - National Electrical Code
  • IRC - International Residential Code
  • NHTSA - National Highway & Transportation Safety Association (for Tiny Houses on Wheels)

All of the tiny homes meet regular construction standards, similar to a house, but they also must pass the codes so that they can be transported on highways.

Strategic Insurance

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Strategic Insurance Agency has Insurance plans for Tiny Home and 

"Skoolie" Bus Conversions.

Click here to go to their website!