Currently, if you are not planning on having your tiny home as an ADU (granny flat), you do not need permits to have an RV certified tiny home in your backyard. There are some cities or counties however, that do require setbacks even for an RV tiny home. Please check with your local city and/or county for more info on having an RV in your backyard.
Please note that RV tiny homes and an ADU are completely different in terms of the process and the pricing.
The water connections are just like an RV but without water tanks. We use the same connections, which means they are in the back area of the tiny house. The water connection is simple, you use a water hose to connect the tiny house to a water bib.
The appliances that can run on gas are the propane stove, and propane tankless water heater, there is also the option to upgrade to a propane refrigerator. When you upgrade to a propane appliance, the upgrade includes the unit along with the gas lines that run thru the home. We recommend having a spare propane tank to swap them out when one runs out.
All our tiny homes come with R-13 and R-19 pink insulation. Each home is insulated properly like a typical house and we offer an upgraded version of 1 inch foam insulation.
The tiny home is rated for 50 Amps and all appliances are 120 volts. You can use an extension cord to plug in your tiny home to an outlet (temporarily), but you should have a 50 amp receptacle installed close to the tiny house. If the property or site is only rated for 30 amps, you can purchase an adapter.
We do not put an electric stove and/or electric tankless water heater more than 10 gallons as these options require more energy than the tiny house can handle. Most of these type of appliances are 240 volts, which does not work with a tiny house.
We offer regular sized bathtubs and RV sized bathtubs with all the proper connections and fixtures. If you would like a regular tub we do recommend that your tiny home be 24 ft -30 ft long.
The tiny homes do not come with holding tanks. Although they are RV certified, tiny homes do not generally have a holding tank like a regular RV. We provide a 3 inch sewer line in the back corner under the restroom for you to connect to the sewer line. Depending on your property and where your tiny home will sit, you can either hard pipe the tiny home to the sewer line or use a flexible RV sewer hose. You must find out where the sewer line runs and might have to install a clean-out close to the tiny house.
Here at Pacifica Tiny Homes we aim to provide the best prices in all of the US. Although we are located in California, we deliver to out of state customers as we currently have tiny homes in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, and Florida.
Our tiny homes are 8-4" wide and 13'-4" tall, and this is the maximum allowable to be able to transport the tiny home on the road. Any taller or wider, cannot be easily transported and would require additional permits to be able to tow it. We stick strictly to the RV guidelines, so we do not build any wider and cannot go any taller.
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Our completed tiny homes have been weighed to provide you with the most accurate info. On average the Bay Cottage and Tiny Victorian weigh the following according to size.