Superb Tiny Home on Wheels -- The Storage in the Kitchen is Unbelievable
NEW & built by Greenleaf Tiny Homes, the Kootenay has a large loft which adds to its square footage (with ladder access). The kitchen is versatile and can handle more appliances. Front door is on the side allowing for a nook & fold down cedar deck. It sits on a 22′ trailer. Beautifully modern siding; clear, open cedar, finished with sikkins, and powder coated steel. A deck folds down from the side of the unit so that you can have a deck no matter where you are. The floors are engineered oak in the downstairs and cork upstairs. All windows are double paned. The back door (leading into bathroom) can easily be replaced with a wall, window, and sink. A beautiful nook with large, very deep drawers, adds an additional 3 feet to the unit’s length (another 20 sq ft adds to the unit’s 240 square footage). It comes with a linen seat and beautiful custom pillows. Beautiful reclaimed wood lines accent walls. Outfitted with Full size fridge, washer/dryer combo, gas stove top, stainless steel shower with ipe wood floor (which can be removed for cleaning), and water flushing toilet. All details have been painstakingly considered to create a masterfully crafted home.
Smaller homes are less expensive than larger ones in terms of taxes and building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs. In addition to costing less, small houses may encourage a less cluttered and simpler lifestyle and reduce ecological impacts for their residents. The typical size of a small home seldom exceeds 500 square feet (46 m2). The typical tiny house on wheels is usually less than 8 ft by 20 ft, with livable space totaling 120 square feet or less, for ease of towing and to exempt it from the need for a building permit.
Small houses may emphasize design over size, utilize dual purpose features and multi-functional furniture, and incorporate technological advances of space saving equipment and appliances. Vertical space optimization is also a common feature of small houses and apartments.
If you're building your own tiny house on wheels and plan on getting it registered as an RV with your state, then research the DMV regulations ahead of time. In most states, a self-built RV will need to be inspected before the DMV will issue a license plate. Have detailed plans drawn up and take photos at each step of building, so that you can show electrical and plumbing work without having to cut into the walls at the DMV! Some folks avoid this step by purchasing a flat bed trailer manufactured by a company that provides a Vehicle Identification Number. They register the trailer but then don't go the extra step of re-registering it as an RV when finished building the tiny house. This isn't strictly legal, as many states charge fees based on weight or re-sale value. If you're planning to live remotely off-grid, you might consider it, but if you want to stay in an RV park or obtain RV insurance, you'll want to make the extra effort and get your tiny house registered as an RV.
RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association):
If you purchase a finished tiny house from a builder, he or she should provide you with a Vehicle Identification Number and a title so that you can register your tiny house. The DMV will still likely need to inspect it. If your builder is a member of the RVIA, your tiny house should have a RVIA decal. This will make it easier to be accepted by RV parks and obtain RV insurance, but is not essential.
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