04 Mar 11th Edition of “NOAH News is Good News”
Removable Wheels for Non-Wheeled City Requirements
Everyone who knows of Tiny Homes is aware of the placement struggle. There are a few resources out there to help: imatinyhouser.com is a free crowdsourcing site, powered by NOAH with lending, insurance and placement options but for a more complete listing of placement visit the ATHA (American Tiny House Association).
The ATHA is a huge advocate of achieving placement. They have volunteer's working hard towards the goal of achieving placement across the entire country for all to partake in! Check out their site and support placement for Tiny Homes on Wheels.
Placement for THOW's can be a bear but when the wheels are removable some counties are willing to reconsider. Want a Tiny Home in a location that doesn't' allow for homes on wheels? Not a problem! Check with your local Planning & Zoning Committees and then ask your Tiny Home Builder to have pillars built onto the trailer so that you can remove the wheels from the trailer to meet city codes for these types of locations. Don't let these restrictions stop you from having the Tiny Home of your dreams when you can build yours with pillars that allow you to remove the wheels and sit solidly on the ground.
NOAH'S Featured Builder - March 2019
We here at NOAH are pleased to announce that Heartland Tiny Homes has been chosen as the Featured Builder of the Month for February 2019!!! Heartland Tiny Homes is in Dover, Tennessee and serves all North America. Heartland Tiny Homes is owned and operated by Marcus & Darla Norville. They have a close-knit Christian family and utilize the values of their personal life to influence their business, and what a beautiful recipe it is. They are raising two young boys and enjoy taking the opportunity to teach best building practices whenever possible.
Heartland Tiny Homes has been very busy of late building and creating Tiny Homes for their clients to enjoy. If you are looking for a new Doctor and the parking lot and waiting rooms are empty, it makes you think. Same deal with builders, you want one that is active and current in the industry.
Speaking of current…check out the trendy designs brought to life by this company by visiting their Website HERE.
So, congratulations for being selected as NOAH's Featured Builder of the Month! As a small token of our appreciation we will be sending out a NOAH Swag Box to the Team at Heartland Tiny Homes! Be sure to take a photo and tag us on social media so that we know you've received it.
ANNOUNCING: Free Webinar; March 21,2019 at 2pm EST
Topic: ANSI What?
Meet with the CEO of NOAH and learn about codes for Tiny Living, ask questions and get answers!
Tiny Home Electrical Use Breakdown
I saw this breakdown online of what it takes to run certain appliances and I thought it might be a good thing to pass along: Find the full article here.
The 12K I didn't think to budget for my Tiny House
The following is a gentleman sharing how he was surprised by the number of "extras" he didn't think to budget for. I found it interesting and wanted to share it with you.
A lot of people see tiny houses the budget option for housing and I still think they're right, but there is a lot more than just the house that you need to budget for. Now that I've gone through the process and live in my tiny house (my house http://thetinylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/…/photo-2.jpg)
I thought I'd share how I totally missed the mark on costs to setup my tiny house on the land I'm living on.
For those of you who want to know more about my house you can get the main details here: http://thetinylife.com/welcome-to-the-tiny-life/
So now how I missed the mark on budgeting by $12,000!!!
For my house I figured materials costs were going to be around $22,000 which I was pretty much on the mark for, except for a few things I decided to spend more on later. The big mistake was on how much it cost to setup the land. To get connected up.
I had figured it would cost about $1000 to get power hooked up, $1000-$2000 to get connected to the water and maybe $500 on random stuff.
What it really cost me:
- $2250 water meter from the city
- $5100 to run from meter to house, materials, trencher rental (used plumber)
- $2200 to have the cable run to my house for internet
- $1700 for gravel and grading for driveway and parking pad
- $1000 for power (but city revoked the permit and I went with solar)
There were a few things that worked against me and a few things that helped big time. I am very far back off the road into my property. But the other side of that was there was already a cleared road, place to park my house and a mowed field that I could drop my solar on. So, while it added expense, having those things already there meant I didn't have to incur the cost of clearing, logging, stump grinding. So, I think dollar wise it was a wash. Now that I've seen what the plumber did I know I could just hire a few day laborers for a few hundred bucks and do it myself.
I also decided to go solar right away. Initially I was going to go grid tied for about $1000, got the permit and hired an electrician, but the city changed their mind and rescinded the permit (didn't know that was possible) because they changed their mind how they wanted it done and the new way was going to be way more expensive. Also, might have involved me hiring a lawyer to take the city to court. I decided that I'd rather cut the city out of the process, put that money in solar and not have to worry about it all. My solar system cost me $17,500 for a 2.25 kw system, with a 2900 amp/hr battery system.
Setting up land is stupid expensive.
Original post can be found here.
Quotes for Living Tiny…
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?