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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Tiny Homes


What’s it like to live in a tiny home?

Why not try one out? Our very first tiny home, lovingly named “Sadie”, is available as an Airbnb rental in beautiful Powell River, BC. Kristin and Alex are amazing hosts. Check out their tiny rental home.

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 provide a service that assists our customers with a list of landowners who intend to prepare their land to accommodate a tiny home.

Do I need to prep my site?

We recommend either a concrete pad or a gravel pad, graded and levelled. It is best to do as much research about this as you can as every tiny home has different needs. We can assist you with any questions you may have about preparing your new home setup.

What does RV Hook-up mean?

All our standard models are equipped for electricity on site. We recommend you have a 50Amp electrical sub panel available to the home if possible. Each home comes with a 3” RV grey water and black water hookup, with the option of hooking the home into a septic or sewer. The water connection is hooked up with a simple potable water hose connection.

​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 a freshwater tank, greywater filtration system, solar, and more!

Is my tiny home equipped for cold winters?

We insulate all our tiny homes using closed cell spray foam in the walls, roof, and floors. If your tiny home requires extra insulation due to harsh climates in your area. Ask us how.

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 you need. Let us know if you want the solar package included with your build.

Do you build custom homes?

YES! We build custom homes. Let’s talk about your needs.

What is the payment process?

We require a $3,000 non-refundable deposit to hold your completion time slot. Once closer to your build date, we require a 10% deposit which gets your new home trailer underway and we can start working on the design process. This deposit is applied against your final sale. When your trailer is one week away from completion, we require an initial 60% installment. The second 30% installment will be required once the home is to lock up (2-4 Weeks), with the balance to be paid in full one week prior to delivery. We have several incredible financing options available, please contact us to find out if you qualify.

How long will it take to build my tiny home?

The lead time for a tiny home build, start to finish, is anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks. For a more custom home, this can be a longer process. We will put you in our order system sequence, so it's best to get your deposit in right away. We can always work out the design details while you wait for your build turn.

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 series model, which ensures qualification. It is best to check with your insurance provider before and ask as many questions as you can about rates and their expectations. Some require you to skirt and anchor your home. We can provide you with information to ensure your success.

Does Sunshine Tiny Homes 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 manufacturer’s warranty. Individual manufacturer's warranties come in your package and differ with each product.

​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 driver's license to do so. You need a Code 7 endorsement on your driver's license to tow a tiny home. Click here for more information about towing in BC or find out what applies to your area.

Where do you deliver tiny homes?

We deliver anywhere in Canada and the United States. There is a border documentation fee for the import of the tiny home through customs.

What does it cost for tiny home delivery?

All deliveries are unique and we will collect as much information to assess the location you want to land your new tiny home. Things to consider are access from the main roads, condition of the ground, the height of any trees or branches, grade of the roadways etc. Ask us about rates to deliver in your area.

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