What is a Moveable Tiny House?
A tiny house is defined in the International Residential Code Appendix Q as “a dwelling that is 400 ft2 (37 m2) or less in floor area excluding lofts.” It may sit on either a foundation or wheeled trailer. If the latter, the tiny house is towed to its destination and then often established on blocks with the wheels removed. Increasingly, they are anchored for wind resiliency.
A moveable tiny house is simply a tiny house on wheels. A typical moveable tiny house is no greater than 13.5 ft tall and 8.5 ft wide, to comply with Transport Canada regulations. They are sometimes up to 10 ft wide.
Tiny houses are built using the same methods as conventional homes. They are designed for safety, longevity, and permanency. They are built to last.
Who wants to live in a moveable tiny home?
- Younger singles, couples, small families
- Single women and couples over 50
- People who can’t afford a conventional home
- Renters constrained by ultra-low vacancy rates and high rents