FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check Eco Tiny Homes Australia frequently asked questions. Contact us if you have more enquiry.

I bet there is a lot of governmental approval required to build a home...

You’d be surprised at the relative ease of getting a Tiny House Built. In NSW The Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005 states that the prior approval of the council is NOT required for the installation of a Tiny House – which technically qualifies as a caravan! (As this ruling may vary from state to state, we strongly advise you to check this information with your local council.)

What are some of the benefits of owning a Tiny Home and who can take advantage of them?

The possibilities are endless, as are Individuals who would benefit from owning a Tiny Home. These include:

  1. Those seeking additional housing. If a dwelling already exists, in almost all cases you don’t need a DA to construct a Tiny Home. In these instances, it could be used for an extra room for a growing family, housing for relatives as a home office, study room or studio, hobbies room, games or pool room, short-term holiday accommodation, nanny or au pair quarters.
  2. Those requiring temporary accommodation during construction of a new house (As a bonus, and once the main house is complete you have a guesthouse for extra space or it can be relocated to another site).
  3. Those committed to achieving sustainability and reducing their environmental impact.
  4. Those requiring holiday accommodation at a caravan park, similar to that of a cabin. It is essentially a caravan with an optional annexe.
  5. Those interested in entering the AirBnB Market (Tiny Homes can be registered as such).
  6. Those interested in financial freedom and a mortgage-free future – sooner!

How much deposit is required before I can place an order for a Tiny House?

Depending on the model you opt for, you can secure your home with a deposit of as little as $10,000. This guarantees and secures a building slot and delivery date that suits you. Once the deposit is made, Eco Tiny Homes Aus can order your trailer, start the design process and get your Tiny House to you asap. While offering the flexibility of a four-part payment plan.

How do I connect my Tiny Home to electricity?

Eco Tiny Homes Aus’ standard tiny houses run on a 15amp mains power with a safety switchboard. The tiny house can be plugged in using an electrical power lead just like a traditional caravan. You won’t require an electrician on site for this connection – simply an extension lead. A solar system can also be installed at an additional cost or can be added at a later stage.

How do I connect my Tiny Home to water?

It’s simple! Eco Tiny Homes Aus’ tiny houses come standard with a standard garden hose plug connection – similar to a caravan. Alternatively, they can offer Rainwater storage tanks and pumps at an additional cost for those interested in going off-grid.

How do I connect my Tiny Home to gas?

All Eco Tiny Homes Aus’ tiny houses have a dual gas regulator that takes 2x LPG gas bottles as standard. You can use your standard 9L barbecue gas bottles. The connection is as simple as connecting the gas bottle to a barbecue.

How do I connect my Tiny Home plumbing?

Eco Tiny Homes Aus’ generally come as standard with a standard flush toilet. It is the customer’s responsibility to obtain the services of a qualified plumber and council permits to connect to sewage or septic tank. As an alternative and much more sustainable option, we can install and supply waterless composting toilets that do not require a plumber on site or any connection.

Can the Tiny Home be off-grid?

Yes it can. A solar trailer is a great way to provide power to your property when a regular rooftop installation is just not possible. They can be positioned up to 50m away from your power feed and orientated to perfectly capture the sun. You can even move the solar to suit summer or winter light conditions. We offer two base sizes and can custom make larger systems if you require. They all come fitted with an auto-start generator so the batteries can always be topped up in any weather conditions.

Do you deliver?

Tiny Homes Aus offers a delivery service Australia wide. Alternatively, they can organise a tow company for delivery from our workshop to your front drive. Delivery is an additional cost.

How long does it take to build?

Build times vary depending on the model and extent of add-on requested. however, On average it’s 2-3 months in the workshop. Due to current demands, all Tiny Homes Aus properties have a build schedule of approximately 8-9 months.

Where are Eco Tiny Homes Aus’s houses built?

The Tiny Home is built in our workshop. Therefore, there is no construction noise or mess on your site.

Which model is best for me?

There are many aspects to consider when buying a dream home, and purchasing the smaller-sized version is no exception. Eco Tiny Homes Aus offers two shapes and sizes to select from, and all can be changed to suit your own design requirements. To work out which one works best for you, please feel free to call or email the Tiny Homes Aus team.

Which model is best for me?

There are many aspects to consider when buying a dream home, and purchasing the smaller-sized version is no exception. Eco Tiny Homes Aus offers two shapes and sizes to select from, and all can be changed to suit your own design requirements. To work out which one works best for you, please feel free to call or email the Tiny Homes Aus team.

Can I travel around in my Eco Tiny Home?

You certainly can. In fact, it’s highly recommended!

How can I prepare for the delivery of my Tiny Home?

As well as regular communication through the construction process, When your Tiny Home is ready for delivery the Eco Tiny Homes Austeam will give you adequate notice so you can both ensure the area your Tiny will be going is level and make sure the area is accessible, ( no overhanging branches, driveway wide enough etc). We’re here to help make the process as seamless as possible, so please let us know of any concerns you may have.