TINY HOME DESIGN & BUILD

We offer a unique design and build process for all of our tiny homes. To read more about each phase, click below.

Design Phase Services

 

You don't put the cart before the horse just like you can't put the build before the design. Custom or Mountain Series, it is the same process. Even if you're purchasing one of our Mountain Series models and don't anticipate wanting any changes, we still take you through our design process as if you were  to ensure you know what exactly is included with your home.

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Getting Started

  • See our "Getting Started" timeline to see how to start your tiny home plans with us.

  • The design process requires a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 which is credited to the overall cost of your home when you move onto the build phase. Consider it a deposit on your tiny home build that is used to finalize your design.

  • We use a client portal to communicate during the design phase. Learn more here.

DESIGN PROCESS

  • Clients work one on one with a member from our design team and have (4) plan drafts through the design phase: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd rough draft and a final draft.

  • Design phase and build phase are separate. Clients do not have to continue forward into a build once their design is complete.

  • Design takes 2-6 weeks on average, pending the amount of changes and customization.​

  • We do not assign build slots until a client has completed their design and signed a build contract. This policy is to ensure we aren't saving slots for clients who are not ready to move forward.

Deliverables

  • Design plan deliverables consist of PDF plans of the following:

    • Elevations Interior & Exterior​

    • Visual Interior & Exterior

    • Specification Sheet for Utilities, Finishes, Window and Door sizing, and Tech Specs

    • We do not provide Framing Plans to clients

    • We do not provide Detailed Utility Schematics to clients

  • Once the final draft is approved, a certified build quote is supplied as part of the design phase completion.

  • If the certified quote is approved, a build contract must be signed before construction begins.

Common Design FAQ

Q: What kind of design elements are taken into consideration to make my home safe and long-lasting?

A: Outside of just ensuring your home is beautiful and built to match your dreams, we take into consideration the trailer weight distribution, tongue weight, max GVWR, framing requirements, ventilation, material choice based on climate, safety, the functionality of designed areas for high traffic use, utility clearances, and more. 

 

Q: Can you work with an existing design that I have?

A: We welcome all napkin sketches, pinterest boards, saved pictures, and drafted plans! Our design team is highly skilled at evaluating space saving measures and is well versed in tiny home finishes. Should a client ask for a replica be made of an existing model from another manufacturer, we do require permission from that builder prior to construction.

Q: I am overwhelmed. How do I even know where to begin?

A: Designing an entire home from scratch is absolutely overwhelming and we understand analysis paralysis. Let our handy dandy guide help you sort out your designing thoughts!
 

 

Build Phase Services

After you've completed your design phase with us, it is on to construction. We offer three different styles of construction for our tiny homes. Learn more about them below. Need to know how our entire process works, checking our our "Getting Started" timeline here.

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Want to build your own home but don't feel confident enough on framing, trailer prep, roofing, and more? We can build you a dried-in home that has a finished exterior, giving you time to complete the inside of your home at your leisure. 

Shell Construction Includes:

 

  • Trailer Prep

    • Trailer​

    • Trailer to House Attachment

    • Belly Pan Flashing

    • Vapor Barrier

    • Floor Insulation

    • Subfloor

  • Framing

    • Exterior Wall​(s) & Sheathing

    • Roofing & Sheathing

    • Divider Wall(s)

    • Loft (if any)

    • Subfloor

    • Nailers & Simpson Ties

  • Housewrap

  • Windows & Doors

    • All Exterior & Interior​

    • Includes Handles & Locks

  • Exterior Siding

  • Roofing & Underlayment

  • Pressure Treated Wood Entry Stair

  • Deck & Railings (if any)

Our Turn-Key builds are our start-to-finish full build service. After your design phase is complete, we take care of the rest until your home is ready for move-in.

Turnkey Construction Includes:

  • All Items Listed Under "Shell"

  • Utility Connections

    • Electrical

      • RV Twist & Lock Plug

    • Water

      • City Water Inlet​

    • Drainage Outfall

      • Waste Gate Valve​

    • Gas (if any)

      • Regulator & (1) Tank​

  • Insulation

    • Walls

    • Roof

  • Interior Siding & Trim

  • Flooring

  • Appliances & Lights

  • Furnishings

Are you interested in helping build your home but with the help of our team? Our Build Assist is a great way to get hands-on experience with the construction of your tiny home. You become part of our build team, learn valuable technical skills, and see how your home is built, all while earning a labor discount as you work*. Our Build Assist program is for Turnkey homes only.

Build Assist Labor Discount*:

  • Clients must be physically present to work on their home at our facility in Vancouver, WA​​ during our normal working hours.

  • Maximum 10 earnable hours per week of your build, pending length of tiny home build with a maximum earned cap of $1,200.

    • For example, if your home is a 10 week build, you will be eligible for 100 hours = $1,200.

    • Tiny Home Owner(s) may work more hours but cannot exceed the $1,200 cap for labor discount. 

  • Labor discount is prorated should client not work maximum hours.

  • Military members are eligible for an additional discount. Click here.

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5305 NE 121st Ave, Unit 912

Vancouver, WA 98682​
(360) 952-8346

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