The Phoenix comes from Teacup Tiny Homes and has 303 square feet of space, enough room to sleep up to 4 people, is 34 feet long, and is 8 feet 6 inches wide. The stunning tiny house on wheels has plenty of great features including enough standing room in the master bedroom, a large U-shaped kitchen with storage under, seeps 4 comfortably (or 5 uncomfortably), a 4-foot shower in a large bathroom, and outdoor exterior storage at the rear. Teacup Tiny Homes is located in Lethbridge, Alberta. The following are some of the common things people want to know about tiny houses on wheels.
Tiny Home Versus RV. RVs are manufactured to be moved frequently with lightweight, affordable building materials, and can be built with an all-season package, however, they are typically not rated for cold weather. RVs depreciate, and with full-time use, deteriorate much faster than a tiny home. RVs are classified for seasonal living only, however, there are people who live in them all year round. Tiny houses however are built using conventional building materials to ensure they wear the same as a traditionally built home. Tiny homes are usually heavier, use higher quality building materials, are built specifically for full-time living with better insulation, and are customizable. Tiny homes have been found to appreciate and are easy to add your personalized touches to increase their value.
Moving a Tiny Home. You will need at minimum a 3/4 ton truck. Size and weight dependent, it is recommended to use a 1 ton and that may increase with a larger and oversized tiny home. It is also recommended to use a diesel versus a gas model for more power.
Cold Weather Climates. Teacup Tiny Homes offer both 3 season and all-season tiny house build packages. Their all-season building systems have been created to combat the extreme cold. You'll need proper site installation for the best prevention. All water lines and pipes (with the exception of hook-ups) are located on interior walls, or on the warm side of the building envelope.
Parking. The tiny house movement is sweeping across both Canada and the United States. Typically, a tiny home can be lived in an RV park, a mobile home park, a park model park, or can be installed on a site with a foundation in municipalities. All of these options need to be thoroughly researched in the area where you are planning to park your tiny home. If you are wondering if you can just park a tiny house in a back yard, or on a piece of land and live in it, again, it is best that you research to avoid getting asked to move. Tiny houses on wheels are different than standard home buildings, as the builders do not find you a place to park, or install your tiny house, nor do they accept any responsibility for the location in which you choose to park and live, that part is up to you to do your due diligence.