Frequently Asked Questions
In 2011, Ed was introduced to the concept of tiny houses. Having recently developed an active retirement community in nearby Rome, GA, he saw value in creating a rustic downsized community for pre-retirement and vacationing. Below are some frequently asked questions we and others in the tiny house industry have addressed since the concept was reintroduced in 1999. After reviewing these FAQs, please fill out the Contact Us form and give us a little more detail about your plans for tiny living. We look forward to meeting to you!
Our park models are blocked, leveled and tie-down per the local wind code.
Modular homes are built to whatever wind code is specified by the engineer for the area.
Our 4″ timber park models are heavier than typical RV’s (25K to 30K lbs) so they stand up to the wind very well. Examples onsite include the Hawthorn, Cahaba, Maple, and Cottonwood models.
As a home, your tiny house is as susceptible to theft as any other. But if you’re concerned about someone driving it away, you can take precautions by removing required parts of the trailer for transport once you’ve sited your home.
Our professional builders estimate 6-8 weeks depending on demand. Our Volstrukt metal frame homes are full foundation homes and typically take about 3 months.
You can certainly do that and many people do. Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, which has been around since 1999, provided an estimate of realistic costs of DIY which came to $35,000 if you do all the work yourself — and do it well enough to withstand inclement weather and/or road travel. The estimated time was 3 months at 8 hrs/day.
Little River Escape does not build tiny houses. We represent Clayton Tiny Homes in the southeast, and we also resell Green River and Avery tiny houses.
You can work with any builder as long as your design is approved for our community. Keep in mind that if you purchase a tiny house through us, we will help you manage that relationship if there are any issues, and may even be able to handle small repairs locally. If you work with an unaffiliated builder, we are not part of that relationship and you will need to work with them for any and all repairs or maintenance on your house.