DIY Plans Common Questions
Will I need to obtain council consent?
How much can I expect the completed tiny house to weigh?
Weights really depend on the materials, appliances and finishings you choose. As a guide, you should expect the completed build to weigh between 4.5 - 7 tonnes.
Can I tow the house with my own vehicle?
How do I connect to water and electricity?
Can I customise my DIY plan?
You are welcome to get the plans modified to suit your needs however, this is not a service we provide.
Can I buy DIY Plans and find my own builder in my country to build them for me?
YES! You can do this. However, you are only purchasing the plans for the licence to build one tiny house.
Will these plans be suitable in my country?
Our plans have been designed for current New Zealand requirements for THOW. If you are buying the plans to build in another country, we recommend you first check what the legal requirements are for THOW prior to purchasing the plans. If the plans need to be modified to suit your countries requirements, you can modify the plans however, this is not a service we offer.
Are trailer plans included in the Tiny House Plans?
No trailer plans are included. In any of the plans for sale.
Do the plans come in Metric/Imperial Measurements
Yes! All plans include metric and imperial measurements
Are a list of materials included in the plans?
Because there is a huge variation of material options available it can be almost impossible to provide this,so we do not include a list of materials witth the plans.
Can you explain to me how to DIY build my tiny house using your plans?
Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. If you need help learning how to build we recommend you enrol in a tiny house building workshop, or local build course.
Our Payment Terms
$8,000 A non-refundable $8,000 booking fee is required to secure your build spot - this will go be deducted from your first instalment payment outlined below. This secures your spot in our workshop building schedule.
30%. Due 8 weeks prior to build starting date. Preliminary material ordering stage. Includes trailer, joinery and first stage building materials).
25%. Due when your build has internal linings fitted and first fit plumbing and electrics. (Approximately 4 weeks into the build).
25%. Due when your build has reached the internal fit-out stage. (Approximately 8 weeks into the build).
20% Balance remaining of quoted price & any variations to the quoted price. This must be paid in full prior to your tiny house leaving our factory. (Approximately 1 week before delivery).
The Build Process
Add in build process here