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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 

You have questions?  We have answers.

Here are some of the common questions we get asked at Wild Horse Tiny Homes. We hope you find them useful. If you have further questions please use our contact form and we will get back to you.

  • What size are tiny homes?
    Tiny homes typically range in size from 120 to 500 sq ft, although there is flexibility to build larger structures. These homes have a height of 13.5' and a width of either 8.5' (RV series) or 10.5'/12.5' (Park model series). While common lengths include 24', 26', and 28', they can be as short as 16' or as long as 48'. RV tiny homes often feature lofts, which increase the available living space. These homes are designed to comply with road regulations and can be towed without a permit, similar to an RV. On the other hand, park models, being wider than 8.5 ft, require a permit for transportation.
  • Tiny home vs RV?
    Travel trailer RV’sare built using lightweight affordable materials which allows them to be pulled with relative ease around the country. However, even with an all-season RV they are simply justnot quite up to the task of handlingcold weather well. In addition, travel trailers will deteriorate faster with full time use due to the cheaper materials used to build them which will lead to them deprecating in value. Tiny home RV’s on the other hand are built using the same high-quality materials and methods as a conventional house. With this comes customization, true full season living, and a building lifespan of that you would find with conventional houses. While travel trailers depreciate, tiny houses appreciate over time thanks to their superior construction.
  • What does it take to move a tiny home?
    We would recommend a ¾ ton pickup for smaller tiny homes and a 1 ton for larger ones. It is also beneficial to have airbags to aid the suspension, and a diesel engine vs a gas one. If you do not have such a truck, you do not need to worry, we can gladly arrange delivery and set up for you!
  • Can you build wider than 8.5’?
    Yes, and what you would be looking for is called a park model. Park models follow the Z241 standard in Canada, allowing for extra wiggle room while still being compact and efficient. Park models in Canada can't have lofts anymore due to recent changes - but that just means you've got more open living space to make your own! All our RV tiny home plans can be made into a park model.
  • Can you build me a custom tiny home?
    We have many sample plans and will tailor them to fit your needs! Our expert team can customize these plans to create the perfect modern, rustic, farmhouse, or any other style you have in mind. Whether you already have a plan or a dream, we're here to collaborate with you and turn it into a stunning reality.
  • Are appliances included?
    If you prefer not to handle it yourself, we provide the option to buy and set up appliances on your behalf. Each tiny home varies, but typical features may consist of a refrigerator, oven/microwave, dishwasher, gas cooktop, and washer and dryer.
  • How are tiny homes heated/cooled?
    Our compact dwellings utilize a mini split system for heating and cooling, eliminating the need for bulky ducting. In colder regions, we suggest incorporating an additional heating method such as a wood stove or propane/ electric furnace, as mini splits are only efficient up to -15°F (-26°C). For added comfort in chilly climates, in-floor heating options like hydronic or electric systems can be a valuable addition. To maximize efficiency during winter, we highly recommend skirting your tiny home. With excellent insulation, you can achieve optimal efficiency when it comes to heating and cooling.
  • Can I finance my tiny home?
    Yes, you can finance a tiny home. If the tiny house you're buying is an RV series, then an RV loan might be most appropriate. An RV loan provides you with a lump sum of money upfront for you to use to buy the home. Then, you repay the loan amount, plus interest, in installment payments.
  • How do I connect my tiny home to utilities?
    Water: Our compact dwellings are designed with plumbing like a traditional house, but they are intended to be connected like a travel trailer RV. To connect, attach your water hose to the provided inlet and turn on the water. Additionally, we have hookups underneath the trailer for situations where the tiny home is used more permanently, such as connecting to town utilities. Sewer: By default, our tiny homes do not come with holding tanks, so it is recommended to have a full hookup site. To connect, simply attach your flex pipe or sewer line (in a more permanent setup) to the provided 4" outlet pipe. During winter, it is crucial to prevent your sewer lines from freezing. Electricity: Getting electricity is a breeze! You will require a 50-amp hookup, which is the standard at RV parks nationwide. We provide you with a 25' cord that you can easily connect to both the tiny home and the hookup. Just ensure that the breakers in your tiny home are switched on, and you'll be good to go! Currently, we do not offer solar power, but if you're interested, please let us know as we are eager to take on new challenges.
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