Tiny Homes on Foundation versus on Wheels
Permanent Foundation (Pros and Cons)
- Design flexibility – A permanent foundation can come in different sizes and shapes while giving the builder a high degree of design customization.
- Traditional utility hook-ups – It’s likely to be more convenient
- Residential – It’s more likely to be accepted for residential use.
- Untransferable – If you decided to transfer locations, you could not get the little house with you, since it will be devoted to the land it is constructed on.
- Expensive – Permanent foundation can be expensive, In addition to construction expenses, you may also need to buy the land where you place the tiny house.
Wheels (Pros and Cons)
- Mobility – The most significant benefit of constructing a tiny house on a trailer is mobility it can be transferred anywhere, but a special travel permit may be needed.
- Design limitation – Using a trailer limits the design to the dimensions of your chosen container.
- Building code & zoning permit – In most places, it going to be an issue to a building code & zoning permit. This is because it is not legally reviewed as a structure.
- RVIA certification – Some places may require to be certified by the “RVIA” Recreation Vehicle Industry Association and should follow RVIA standards need to be inspected for compliance.
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