The NOAH Standard for Tiny Houses on Wheels
Definition: A tiny house on wheels (THOW), for the purposes of these Guidelines, is:
- A structure that has at least 70 square feet and no more than 400 square feet of first floor interior living space. Lofts are not included in this square footage calculation.
- Is mounted on a movable foundation.
- Includes basic functional areas that support normal daily routines (such as cooking, sleeping, and toiletry)
Standard and codes for the construction of a Tiny House on Wheels.
- Meets the following National Codes and Standards:
- NFPA 1192
- ANSI 119.5
- NFPA 70 (National Electric Code)
- The home must be capable of withstanding a minimum of140 mile per hour winds, 50 pound per square foot snow load, and 6.5 seismic earthquake (zone 4)
- The home must be equipped with moisture barriers, vapor barriers, fans and vents to adequately control moisture in the home.
- The trailer must be engineered to support the weight of the home and contents. (locate axels to balance and track the home during towing. Rule of thumb 60/40 ratio, with 60% toward the tongue)
- The home must have a minimum insulation of R13 in walls and floor; and a minimum insulation of R-19 in the ceiling.
- All Windows and Skylights must be double pane.
- All entry doors must be equipped with weather stripping to prevent air infiltration.
- All sleeping areas (including lofts large enough for a bed) must have a primary and a properly labeled secondary means of egress.