Frequently Asked Questions
Curious about what it's like to live in a tiny home?
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Where can I put my tiny home?
That is the million dollar question! The best location is on your own property. Most RV Parks accept them, but it is always good to inquire as some RV Parks have a strict no tiny home policy. We connect land owners with our tiny home customers! We provide a service that assists our customers with a list of land owners who intend to prepare their land to accommodate a tiny home.
Are you going to build a tiny home community?
We plan to build a tiny home community, YES ABSOLUTELY! We are always working towards this goal and we are looking for investors and people who share the same vision. If you, or someone you know is interested in having a conversation about this vision, please call!
Do you install solar?
All of our tiny homes are built solar ready, so that when the time comes to go off grid, that option is already there! We have a team of off grid experts who can provide you with all the off grid solar power information you need. They also prove all the equipment that will plug right into your tiny home.
What does RV Hook-up mean?
All our standard models are equipped for electricity on site. We recommend you have 50Amp electrical sub panel available to the home if possible.
Each home comes standard with a 3” RV grey water and black water hookup, which will give you the option of hooking the home into septic/sewer. The water connection is hooked up with a simple potable water hose connection!
What is the cost to build my tiny home?
We offer an array of sizes and different a variety of finishing touches to your tiny home. The final cost will be determined on how many upgraded features chosen or you can stick with the standard feature pricing. Please contact us for a quote on the form provided on the "let's build your dream" page.
How long does it take to build a tiny home?
The lead time for a tiny home build is anywhere from 6-10 weeks. This is dependent on when you get your deposit in as all our trailers are built to order and can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks to complete. We will put you in sequence to our order system, so its best to get your deposit in right away. We can always work out the design details later!
Do I need to prep my site?
It is not necessary, but we recommend either a concrete pad or a gravel pad (graded and leveled).
What if I want to finish building my tiny home myself (DIY)
Ask us about what stage of shells you want and we can assist you. This allows you to take it home and finish it at your own pace and in your own budget.
Can I insure my tiny home?
There are many insurance providers who insure tiny homes. We can assist you with that process. Our homes are certified as an RV or Park model, that ensure qualification.
Does Sunshine Tiny Home Company offer a warranty?
YES! We offer a one year warranty on all structural, electrical, plumbing and gas fitting if applicable. The trailer is covered under a one year manufacturer’s warranty, and the roof has a 40 year manufacturers warranty. All manufacturers warranties come in your package and differ with each product.
What hookups do I need on site?
All of our standard base models are all equipped for electricity on site most require a 50 AMP circuit. They all come standard with RV grey/black waste water hookups, which enables them to hook-up to any septic/sewer on site. The water is hooked up via potable water hose connection.
What is the payment process?
We require a $10,000 CAD non-refundable deposit in order to hold your completion time slot. This deposit also produces your new home trailer. Once your trailer is complete and your building time has arrived, we require the initial 1/3rd instalment the second 1/3rd instalment will be required once the exterior framing, siding and windows are complete, with the balance to be payed in full prior to delivery.
Is my tiny home equipped for cold winters?
We insulate all our tiny homes using closed cell spray foam in the walls, roof and in the floors. If your tiny home requires extra insulation due to harsh climates in your area, we can increase the R-value no problem!
Can I increase the R Value on the tiny home?
Yes, we can build the tiny home using 2×6 construction in order to increase the R-value of the tiny home. Keep in mind the downside to this is that you will lose a bit of interior space.
Do you build custom homes?
We offer three different floor plans and two designs to choose from. We assist customers with personalizing their tiny homes. This helps take the overwhelming task of design and major decision making out of the equation. Our experts have worked hard to make this as simple and fun as possible!
What kind of appliances and heat sources do you use?
We work with you to customize the tiny home so that all power sources and appliances are optimal for both on and off-grid living. We can customize the home to have a composting toilet, rainwater collection system with fresh water tank, grey water filtration system, and more!
How can I tow my home?
We recommend that you let the professionals tow your home if you are not familiar with towing a trailer, or have the classification on your diver's licence to do so.
Where do you deliver to?
We deliver anywhere across Canada and into the United States. There is a border documentation fee for import of the tiny home through customs.
Call today for rates to your area. We will deliver anywhere in Canada and the US!