FAQ - 84 Tiny Houses


Why a Tiny House?

Tiny Living by 84 Lumber offers a smaller footprint on the earth, financial freedom, simple living without clutter and the freeing spirit of adventure! Tiny houses can be used for numerous uses ranging from vacation homes, to offices, to mobile permanent living!

How much does a Tiny Living by 84 Lumber house cost?

Tiny Living by 84 Lumber offers the building plans and specs for all 7 of our homes for $500. Contact us here for a quote on materials for your specific home of choice.

How do I choose the right model?

First, decide if you want to be able to move your Tiny Home. The Roving, Shonsie, Degsy, and Countryside are engineered to be built on trailers and can be towed with a 3/4 ton pickup truck. The Salmon Creek, Hearts Content, and Ross Run models are designed to be built permanently on either a concrete slab or crawlspace foundation.

What styles of Tiny Houses does Tiny Living by 84 Lumber offer?

Tiny Living by 84 Lumber offers four models of Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOWs), all under 210 square feet. And three different permanent dwelling tiny homes that range from 450 sq. ft. to 540 sq. ft.

How do I build my Tiny Home?

You can work with a general contractor to build your home, or you might even want to build it yourself. Either way you can get help on purchasing your construction materials through your local 84 Lumber store.

How do I get a price for materials?

84 Lumber maintains complete material packages for all of these models, based on the blueprint specifications. In addition, you are able to change your product selection as needed by working with your 84 Lumber associate, so you can build your home exactly to your tastes and budget.

How much is insurance for a Tiny House?

Tiny House insurance may differ depending on your location and situation. Contact your local insurance agent for details.

Are Tiny Living by 84 Lumber homes built on foundations? Or are they portable?

84 Lumber Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOWs) are designed to be mobile. We recommend building on a custom steel trailer with radial tires and (4) stabilizing jacks, with steel floor joists, an aluminum rodent resistant underside, and safety brakes. Our 3 Tiny Home models are designed to be for permanent dwelling, and can be built on a foundation or crawlspace.

How much do Tiny Living by 84 Lumber homes weigh?

Our Tiny Houses on Wheels weigh between 7,000 lbs. and 11,000 lbs. depending on the selected amenities, style, and size.  The homes can be towed with a 3/4 ton pickup truck.

How would I finance my Tiny Living by 84 Lumber home?

84 Lumber offers financing, from $5,000 to $100,000. Click here for more details and to fill out an application.

What are the legalities involved in building a Tiny House? (Building on multiple properties, zoning, any related legal issues, etc.)

The legalities and permits are based on a state to state or county to county basis. Several communities are pushing for local laws to allow more areas zoned for tiny houses, so be sure to check with your local permit office to see what is permitted. Tiny Houses can be moved from property to property and are easier to navigate some of the issues related with permits, zoning, etc. There are some communities that are working to zone areas specifically for Tiny Houses.

Are your Tiny Houses Energy Efficient?

84 Tiny Houses were designed with the environment in mind. We suggest using LED lighting, water-efficient faucets, Energy Star certified appliances, low VOC paints, low thermal emissivity windows and completely insulating your home.

What kind of utility hookups do Tiny Living by 84 Lumber homes have?

We recommend building your tiny house with standard electrical and water hookups.

How are your Tiny Houses heated?

84 Tiny Houses are heated and cooled using an energy efficient Mitsubishi ductless split unit.

What trailer do I use for my THOW?

If you’re building a THOW you’ll need to get a price on the trailer from a local supplier. Contact us to get a free copy of the trailer specifications.

Where is Tiny Living by 84 Lumber available?

84 Tiny houses can be purchased through your local 84 Lumber store associate or by using the contact us link at the 84 Tiny Living website. Plans are also available to purchase through this link.

How do I obtain more information about Tiny Living by 84 Lumber?

Simply go to the Contact page and submit your contact information at the bottom of the page and a Tiny Home team member will be in touch!

Will Tiny Homes meet building codes in my area?

Since these are non-permanent homes you will need to discuss the zoning laws with your local building official.  More and more areas are now allowing the use of Tiny Homes.

Can these homes be build on a permanent foundation?

Our Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOWs) have been engineered specifically for use on our specially-designed trailers.  They are not intended to be built on foundations. However, our Tiny Homes can all be built on a foundation or crawlspace.