I'd like to see a tiny house in person, do you have any you can show me?
Yes, if you are planning on building with us we usually have around 5 houses on the go in our Auckland workshop, so there are usually a few different designs that we can take you through. We can also show you all our different plans. Due to health and safety reasons, we only show clients around the factory when the builders are not working. Please email us if you would like to book an appointment to discuss your build.
Will I need to obtain council consent?
How much does a tiny house weigh?
Tiny houses can weigh anywhere from around 3.5 tonnes up to about 5 tonnes. The weight depends on the size of the house, materials used for construction and the amount of built-in cabinetry.
Can I tow the house with my own vehicle?
How do I connect to water and electricity?
Do you use sustainable products?
I'm not familiar with composting toilets, how do they work?
Can I have a plumbed-in toilet instead?
Can I customise my plan?
What if I wanted to add-on to my house in the future?
The location I want to put my tiny house has limited/difficult access. What options do I have?
Do I need to place the house on foundations?
The houses seem to be quite high off the ground, how do I get into it?
Will my house have a warranty?
Do you ship worldwide?
How long does a build take?
Our team typically take between 12-14 weeks to complete your tiny house build. We do usually get booked 12 months in advance, but it is best to check with us on current wait times and the possibility of being added to our waiting list if a spot opens up any earlier.
Can I add in a fireplace to my tiny house?
If you let us know you are planning on installing a fireplace, we will make allowances in your design frames for a flue to be installed. However, we do not install fireplaces. This will need to be arranged yourself after the tiny house has been delivered to you.
Can I have a solar system in my tiny house?
All our designs are prewired for solar and ready for your solar supplier to connect your system. The needs of solar requirements can vary greatly depending on numerous factors such as the number of people living in the home, appliances being used, site location and site position. We recommend you work with a local solar supplier in your area when the tiny house is delivered to your site.
How do you find land?
Many of our clients have found land to lease for their tiny houses (even in Auckland!).
Below are our top recommendations on ways you can find land to lease for your tiny house.
Friends & Family: Give a shout out to friends and family, you just never know who might be interested in leasing out a spot on their back yard to you.
Landshare: This is a free website connecting land owners and tiny house owners www.landshare.nz.
Facebook: Join your local facebook community groups to advertise that you are looking for land to lease. Make sure you include as much information in your post to help land owners know exactly what you are looking for.
Flyer Drop: Put together a detailed flyer and drop them off in the areas you are interested in moving to.
Rent to Buy
Unfortunately we don’t offer rent to buy options. Fear not, there are several lenders out there offering financing for tiny houses. We have put together a list of lenders that are offering financing. See Financing for THOW below.
Financing for tiny homes
Tiny Houses on Wheels are considered vehicles and not buildings therefore they do not qualify for mortgages. There are several lenders out there however, who do offer finance for tiny houses. We have put together a list of lenders that are offering financing for THOW.
Phone: 021 0622 987
Do you build tiny houses without trailers?
In short no. The team is focused on building the best tiny homes on wheels in New Zealand. We recommend you try looking for a builder that specialising in transportable homes or a cabin builder.
What is the earliest I could start building with you?
Please check our build spot availability.
Could I get a shell build, and do the internal fit-out myself?
Unfortunately, this is no longer a service we offer.