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 mobile permanent living!

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

Tiny Living by 84 Lumber offers three different pricing options including a Build Your Own Tiny Home option starting at $6,884, a Semi-DIY starting at $19,884, and a Move-In Ready option such as our “Roving” model that starts at $49,884.  Tax and delivery to your location are extra.  You may also pick up your completed unit at our manufacturing facility in Eighty Four, PA.

Where can I view a model?

Our offices are in southwestern PA at 1019 Route 519, Eighty Four, PA  15330.  Self-guided tours are permitted Monday – Friday from 7am to 5pm, excluding holidays.

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

Tiny Living by 84 Lumber offers four models, all under 210 square feet, which are the Roving, the Shonsie, the Degsy and the Countryside.

What are some of the amenities offered at Tiny Living by 84 Lumber?

All four tiny house models offer their own unique features.  Standard in all models: stainless steel sink, smooth surface electric cooktop, designer faucet, built-in table, 32” shower, composting toilet, and refrigerator.

How long does it take to build one?

Your 84 Lumber Tiny House is custom built and will take approximately 8-10 weeks to manufacture.

How long does it take to receive my Tiny Home?

Your fully outfitted 84 Lumber Tiny House is custom built and will take approximately 8-10 weeks to manufacture.  The shell package takes approximately  5-6 weeks.  The Trailer & Plan option will take about 5-6 weeks.

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 are completely mobile. They are built on a custom steel trailer with radial tires and (4) stabilizing jacks. The trailer also contains steel floor joists, an aluminum rodent resistant underside, and safety brakes.

How much do Tiny Living by 84 Lumber homes weigh?

Our Tiny Homes 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 are built with the environment in mind. All of our models include LED lighting, water-efficient faucets, an Energy Star certified refrigerator, low VOC paints, low thermal emissivity windows and are completely insulated.

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

Our Tiny Houses are built with standard electrical and water hookups incorporated into each design style. It’s easy when parked at a location with access to electricity to plug your house in for power based on the electrical system installed.

How are your Tiny Houses heated?

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

Are tours of your models available?

Our houses are available for self-guided tours Monday – Friday from 7am to 5pm, excluding holidays, at our location in Eighty Four, PA.  If you would like to schedule an appointment for a tour, please call 888-456-8491.

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 models have been engineered specifically for use on our specially-designed trailers.  They are not intended to be built on foundations.