No, we do not sell our floor plans.
Currently we do not facilitate for any viewings are our manufacturing facility. We can however schedule viewings of our finished product at our Discovery Center location by appointment only. Please contact us for availability!
Habitat28 carbon steel exterior has passed strict structural safety certification. It can resist earthquakes over level 6, and severe typhoons, and handle heavy snow load. The estimated life of the unit is over 50 years, depending on care and maintenance.
The Units are equipped with an environmentally friendly and highly efficient Split Air Conditioner. It provides both heating and cooling. The standard unit also comes with an underfloor heating system to keep the tiny home extra warm even on the coldest of days.
The exterior material is aluminum with fluorocarbon treatment to prevent corrosion. The aluminum plate is affixed with rubber-plastic sound insulation cotton, foam layer in the middle provides very good soundproofing and you can barely hear noises from the outside.
Yes, exterior walls are insulated and meet Ontario Building Code requirements. The thickness of the walls is approx. 6 inches.
Yes, all models have electrical and plumbing wiring and connections. The units meet the local codes and requirements, depending on your country, state/province Building Codes and Bylaws.
Yes, we offer a 1 year for plumbing/ HVAC/ electrical/ 3 years structural warranty on all structural and material defects for your tiny home. The Tiny home is covered under a one-year manufacturer?s warranty. With appropriate care and maintenance your unit has a 50 manufacturers warranty.
Our tiny homes weigh on average 8 – 9 tonnes (17,650 ? 19,850 pounds).
Our homes range in livable square feet from 310 to 400.
Anything above 400 isn?t considered a tiny home in Ontario.
Yes. All Habitat28 models are suitable for any climate you expose them to. From frigid Canadian winters to the harsh heat of the Nevada desert, our homes will keep you comfortable. This is thanks to their high-quality building materials, manufacturing standards and insulation that meet and exceed the local building codes.
We strongly recommend not to do so as the construction is made in a one-piece frame. If you chose to drill, make holes or any other alterations in the unit, this will void your warranty and Habitat28 will not be responsible for any damages or loses.
RVs are built with a primary focus on weight, whereas our tiny homes are focused on quality. Our Tiny Homes are built to last as long as traditional homes, unlike RVs, which have very short lifespans. RVs are great for what they are designed for ? short-term living and portability, perfect for a vacation or a trip but not for full time living. The biggest problem with living in an RV/House on wheels is that you FEEL like you?re living on wheels, you feel disconnected from the Earth, and unstable. Feeling your home move every time you move around gives a temporality feeling. At Habitat28 sustainability, livability and functionality are our biggest drivers while designing our Tiny Homes. With such high focus on aesthetics, quality, and functionality our Habitat28 tiny homes make your feel like you?re living in a high-end modern and luxury home. If you choose to, you can still move your home to another location. This way you get the best of both the worlds ? stability of the foundation and portability.
Yes. There are several ways to insure a tiny home depending on if it is used as a seasonal or permanent dwelling and how it is certified. You’ll have to check with your regional insurance agency, but most agencies should offer full coverage for tiny homes, including contents insurance to cover your belongings and coverage for permanent additional structures such as decks or sheds.
High quality ventilation is very important to us. We take extra care to ensure our homes have the best possible air circulation and adequate fans in the kitchen, bathroom and living room and a HRV unit. Furthermore, the main living areas in most of our homes have interior ceiling heights of 9?. That?s over 1? higher than a standard residential storey, which creates an airy, open space with plenty of room for air circulation.
No, all our tiny homes are manufactured in the factory. We do not build on site.
The steel used for the construction has strong resistance against vapor due to the galvanizing process to prolong the life span and rust resistance.
Steel is a pest resistant material, thus making our units very hard for the pests to get in.
We will send you regular updates via email.
Step 1. Select you Unit: Fill out our Online Reservation Form or Contact Us Today and we will have you complete our Reservation Form. This will give us further information on your needs for your Tiny House. This will reserve your spot in the production line with a $1,000 deposit.
Step 2. Design and Order Appointment: Set an appointment at our Discovery Center where we will go over the Tiny Home specifications and details and will match you with the unit that best suits your needs. Once this is approved by you, the manufacturing process will start, and you would apply for financing (if applicable). The second deposit ? balance to 25% of purchase price will be due on this day.
Step 3. Get your finances organised. Third deposit of 20% will be due 30 days from your appointment at the Discovery Center. This is the stage where you should get to get your financing approved (if applicable).
Step 4. Manufacturing progress deposit of 30% will be due in 60 days from your Design and Order Appointment.
Step 5. Last payment of 35% is due at the time of the unit arrival from the factory to secure and finalise delivery.
The manufacturing lead time is 4-6 months depending in your spot in the waitlist from the Design and Order appointment date. We will do our best to have your Tiny Home begin as soon as possible, however this does depend entirely on the number of Tiny Houses that we have on the go, and if you choose a model that?s already in stock.
Currently we facilitate delivery of your Tiny Home all over Worldwide with more delivery areas being added in the very near future. Delivery prices vary according to the delivery location and complexity of the actual delivery. We will put you in touch with a third-party delivery company for a budget estimate for that at the time of order. You may choose to use your own delivery service or, if you have the right equipment, deliver it to your location yourself.
All our prices are quoted pre-tax, and do not include the cost of delivery to your property and installation. After your order is placed, we can recommend you a third-party delivery and installation company, or you may choose to arrange it yourself.
Unfortunately, this option is not available as no Shipping Companies will be willing to take the risk.
Yes, we recommend placing your Habitat28 Tiny Home either on a concrete pad or a gravel pad (graded and levelled) with concrete posts, depending on your lot grading. You will also need to ensure you prepare yourself for any possible weather conditions. This includes, but is not limited to; having a back-up generator, ensuring that you have back-up propane bottles, etc.
There are a few available options for utilities and the right one should be selected depending on your use-intentions and your site availabilities. If your home is stationed in an area where standard utilities are available, your tiny house can be connected into that system, like a regular secondary suite. If you plan to live off-grid, your home can be self-sustained. Water tanks and rain barrels are commonly used, as well as a composting toilet. Satellite and wireless options are available for internet and cables purposes. Solar panels can also be installed as an alternative power source.
Habitat28 representatives will coordinate the inspection process on the delivery day. You will have an opportunity to check and inspect your new unit.
Shipping insurance is a must-purchase item upon shipping. This is to ensure coverage of any incidentals during shipment. You may choose to use the Transportation company?s policy or purchase an additional insurance for the shipment.
If there are any incidental damages that occurred during shipment, you may claim the insurance from the provider of the Forwarding Company. We will help to handle the process and get the repairs organized.
We organize delivery services, you will need to arrange for the craning company, depending on your site requirements, the craning and contractor services should be arranged upon your Habitat28 Tiny Home?s arrival. You may choose to arrange your own company or hire one of the companies the we recommend you to use.
Towns and cities all around North America are becoming more tiny home-friendly each month! From secondary and garden suites to laneway housing, vacation homes and additional suites for the resorts, there are many locations the tiny homes may be placed. Determining where you can place your tiny home is dependent on the bylaws in your area, as well as how a given property is zoned.
You would need to do your research and contact your local municipality as each city and area has its own land use designations. If you are in the process of looking for the site to place your tiny home, we strongly advise to check with the local zoning department before putting your offer on the property.
Get in touch with the local bylaw officer, ask a ton of questions and invest some time into understanding property zoning in your desired/specific area.
If you want to live tiny in an urban area, look for cities that incentivize increases in housing density as well as those that are open to laneway or coach houses. If you are more inclined to living in a rural area, reach out to farmland owners, as agriculturally zoned areas are allowed multiple dwellings. There are also tiny home-specific communities and grassroots initiatives starting up all over the country, if you would like to live with other tiny home enthusiasts.
All our standard base models are equipped for electricity on site. Each unit comes with comes standard water supply and sanitary hook up, which can be connected to your main line or septic tank.
A plumber and an electrician would be required to connect the water and electricity.
We insulate all our Tiny Houses, the walls, ceilings and floors with multiple different types of insulation materials. Each providing and adding to the cumulative R value which meets and exceeds the local building code requirements. We recommend adding insulated skirting around the tiny home legs, to regulate the temperature shift below the unit.