Also important is having a plan to heat and cool the building, so you can live in it year round. Electricity is an obvious choice, but can be difficult to tap into in remote areas. Solar power is an option, but can often be as expensive as the cost of the house for adequate power. All of these factors should be budgeted in addition to the cost of the tiny house kit.
Cold weather is not a problem, this prefab tiny house comes fully insulated, with a combination of two wall-mounted gas heaters and the standard 12’ inch wood-stove, you will be cozy on the coldest of New England nights. With the included active PV and battery storage system “off the grid” does not mean in the dark. You will be able to run the high efficiency lighting on those dark winter nights. Cooking is not an issue either; this Micro Home has a sizable kitchenette with built-in solid wood cabinets and a gray-water sink. This prefab tiny house design has a spacious 8’ X 11’ bedroom and optional built-in bunk-beds. The full bathroom is equipped with a grey water shower and composting-toilet. We have installed a solar panel package with lighting and storage batteries for full-time living.
You should understand where the building will be parked or planted, ideally on a piece of land you own. Understanding where the fresh water will come from and where waste water will go is very important. Catching rainfall is a popular choice but not very reliable. As for budget, be sure you have a comfortable plan on how the project will be financed.