What You Need To Know Before Building A Tiny Home


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What You Need To Know Before Building A Tiny Home

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What You Need To Know Before Building A Tiny Home

Tiny homes are all the rage today, and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who isn’t at least familiar with the tiny home craze. These homes can turn small plots of land into investment opportunities, and they can make homeownership a real possibility for singles or small families who may not think a full-sized home is in the cards. Tiny homes are highly customizable, and today’s are offering more and more high-tech features that provide a sense of modern luxury in a small package. 

When building a tiny home, there are a number of things to consider. Different areas may have different zoning laws pertaining to tiny homes, which can limit what you can build and where. This is just one of the many considerations that should be made before building the tiny home of your dreams.

Tiny Home Considerations

Your tiny home can have immense possibilities, and you’ll want to consider a few things depending on the possibilities or features you’re looking for. Some considerations you should make before building, or while building, your tiny home are: 

  • Are you going solar? – Solar power is incredibly popular in today’s modern tiny homes, allowing individuals to lower their carbon footprint and rely less on the public power grid. If you do plan to go solar with your tiny home, you’ll need to make sure your roof is ready to handle it. A single slope roof that points in the direction of the most sunlight on the property is ideal, as the solar panels can rest comfortably in the sun for as long as possible.
  • Keep it airy – Because tiny homes are tiny, most just around 500 square feet, it’s important to keep your tiny home airy so the space is comforting and not claustrophobic. One way to do this is with high ceilings and large windows, which should be a big consideration during your building process.
  • Keep it well ventilated – Small spaces like tiny homes can get stuffy, so you’ll want to keep your space well ventilated to ensure optimal airflow. The airflow will also have a huge impact on the spacious feel of the home, and ensure the space never feels too small. Vans and ventilators that control temperature, airflow, and humidity will ensure comfortable air.
  • Use your outdoor space – Your outdoor space can be just as important as your indoor space when it comes to a tiny home. A back patio door that opens up to an outdoor living space can connect your interior with your exterior space.

Building The Tiny Home Of Your Dreams 

Building the tiny home of your dreams may take some considerations, but the effort is well worth your while. The right construction company can open up the wide world of tiny home possibilities for you, giving you plenty of inspiration for your own tiny home project. If you’ve been considering a tiny home, contact us at Global Construction today to see what we can do for you.

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