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  • What is a Tiny House?
    Tiny House is a small wooden house, between 13m2 and 30m2, easy to maintain which consumes less energy and is very inexpensive to buy. These are micro-houses designed to effectively meet the challenges of housing that respects climatic conditions. You can live there, all year round, whatever the climate, like in a traditional wooden house. The Tiny House is a modern structure that perfectly combines comfort and optimization of space. A Tiny House is made of a wooden frame and can be totally autonomous. They will give you the feeling of living in a classic house.
  • Where does the Tiny House come from?
    The concept originated in the United States in 1929 as a response to difficulties in the housing market. These difficulties faced by Americans were due to the collapse of the American economy and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed many homes and left thousands homeless. As a result, many people were looking for an inexpensive alternative to home ownership. In the 2000s, architect Jay Shafer created the Tiny House movement based on building a house on a trailer. He sees that it is not necessary to live in large spaces. Humans can make do with the minimum and be happy. "I think people should be allowed to live as simply as they want." A few years later thousands of Tiny Houses are roaming the roads of America and the concept continues to expand to Europe.
  • What are the characteristics of a Tiny House?
    The Tiny House is, as its name suggests, small. It is a tiny habitable house. The tiny house is mobile and can be towed by a car. This is great if you want a change of scenery. Moreover the Tiny is economical in many ways. It is economical in space. It allows you to spend less money on water, electricity and business.
  • What are the benefits of a Tiny House?
    Its construction budget: the cost of housing is much less expensive than that of a conventional house. Its mobility: indeed, it will allow you to settle in the ideal environment you have chosen. However, you are not allowed to settle anywhere. You must obtain a local parking permit with a 3 month parking limit. A better quality of life: the owners of a Tiny House feel better about themselves, the micro-house improves their well-being on a daily basis.They spend less money on the upkeep of their small house and with the savings made they invest this money in their free time in particular.They are also encouraged to enjoy the environment around them and do outdoor activities. Sustainability and lower carbon emissions: Due to pollution in large cities, environmental protection is important. In fact, more and more people are realizing it. Living in a small house is one of the solutions to fight against pollution by reducing carbon emissions.
  • What type of client for a Tiny House?
    Our clientele is varied. You may think that you are not concerned by the purchase of a Tiny House, that it is only for people who decide to change their life, to opt for a minimalist way of life and who wish to get closer to nature. You are not wrong... but you were not right either! Not only. There are couples or families who own a house but want more space. However, they don't have the means to move and don't want to go through the complicated process of obtaining a building permit to build an extension or a 20m2 elevation that will cost them 40.000€. So they opt for the Tiny House. No need for a building permit, economical to buy and long-lasting because it is often autonomous. It can be used as an outbuilding, an office or a small cocoon. Moreover, it can be a real investment. For the family that wants to reduce its consumption and move to a healthier lifestyle. Living in a house of about 20 square meters will drastically change your habits. No more over-consumption, make way for responsible consumption. But also, for the real estate investor who wishes to make profitability with rental investment. A Tiny House can be used for rental. It is certainly the best real estate investment with little money. Its elegance with its wooden frame, its ecological, design and modern aspect, have made it a trendy and easily rentable housing. Nothing better for temporary or overnight rentals. Many castles opt for this investment and offer their visitors one or more nights in the middle of nature and out of sight. This is a way to revitalize tourism around their property and in the region. A new clientele looking for an unusual and intimate weekend ends up visiting the region and their castle. Not lacking in land, they can place them out of sight between their rows of vines because they do not need a building permit. Thanks to the Tiny Houses they can easily distinguish themselves and bring an added value to their activity. So, if you are short of space and need to expand, if you have a large plot of land and want to rent it out, or if you want to throw away everything and change your life... Finally, the Tiny House is made for you too!
  • What are the laws of a Tiny House?
    A Tiny House is subject to the same obligations as a conventional house because it is considered habitable. The Alur or Duflot II law, appeared in 2014. They aim to promote access to housing, to regulate rentals, in particular by fighting against the renting of inadequate housing, and to promote construction through a reform of the law of urban planning. If your Tiny house is less than 20 m2 then it will not be necessary to apply for planning permission. If you want to live in your Tiny house and make it your first home, you will have to turn to the Alur law and approach your mayor to obtain permission for your construction and installation. To live there temporarily, the law limits the stay to three months in the year. If you wish to extend your stay, you must obtain prior authorization. Similarly, for the installation of a tiny house in a private property, you cannot exceed 3 months unless you make a request to the town hall.
  • What location for a Tiny House?
    Tiny houses can be installed on private land, campgrounds and residential parking lots. However, it should not exceed 3 months without explanation. It can be interesting to put it in the shade to control the summer temperature.
  • Which vehicles can tow a Tiny House?
    A Tiny House can be towed by vehicles in the light vehicle category. However, for more safety, we recommend you to use a heavier vehicle, less prone to tipping and more powerful. The most commonly used are 4x4s, pickups or other vans which are the most suitable. A rental is a good solution for Tiny House removals if you intend to leave it in one place without wanting to move it frequently, so it is not necessarily necessary to buy a towing vehicle. You need a vehicle with a towable weight of 3,5 t. This corresponds to a gross vehicle weight of about 6.5 t. The vehicle registration document shows the gross vehicle weight (F3) and the gross vehicle weight (F2). The subtraction (F3) GVWR - (F2) GVWR indicates the maximum towing weight of the car.
  • Is a special driver's license required?
    It is necessary to have a B license (trailer license) if you want to move your Tiny House, unless you have a very small "Miniature". It costs about 700€. However, people who have a license that is more than 5 years old (car license, motorcycle license, etc.), must imperatively retake the highway code exam before being able to take the B license.
  • Adapt your lifestyle to have a Tiny House?
    From the moment you choose to settle in a Tiny House you are inevitably brought to live outside, with the nature to benefit from the ground where it is placed. Your leisure activities will evolve, you will perhaps opt for more sporting or dynamic activities. Moreover, the reduction of the living space will oblige you to sort out your things in order to keep only the essential. Living in a " Miniature " means living with an economical lifestyle on several points.
  • How to finance my Tiny House ?
    A Tiny House is much more affordable than a traditional house. It is still difficult to withdraw (about) 50,000 euros from the bank. Most of us go for the credit option. This is THE most common solution to get a house and therefore a Tiny House easily. Indeed, borrowing money from the bank in order to acquire a small house seems like a simple solution. And yet, from January 1, 2022, banks have tightened their conditions for access to credit following the decision of the High Council for Financial Stability (HCSF). Also, from a law and legal point of view, a Tiny House is not considered a traditional house. Quite simply because it does not have fixed but removable foundations. Thus, some banks may not consider this type of dwelling as real estate and therefore may refuse you a mortgage without the support of a professional. Miniature Tiny House puts all its care to make the dreams of its customers come true. We found it essential to support you financially, which is a crucial point in such a project. To do this, we are working today with a real estate brokerage expert to help you get your Tiny House. If your loan is refused, you still have a chance to see life in Miniature with our partner Credit Smart. Miniature accompanies you from the design to the delivery of your Tiny House and ensures that your project is carried out. Thanks to our collaborator Jean Philippe Bernier who will advise you in your steps and will provide you with tailor-made solutions (like our tiny).
  • How to heat a Tiny House?
    Tiny houses are really livable in summer and winter. The thermal insulation of our " Miniature " is efficient, it is not necessary to put a very powerful source in the Tiny. A small electric heater of 1kW is more than enough. You have several tools available to you: A gas stove, pellet stove or wood stove A reversible air conditioner : hot/cold A floor heating system A connection to the existing heating network (gas, oil, etc.) A space heater (oil bath convector, etc.) An electric radiator
  • Can we live as a family in a Tiny House?
    The Tiny House is not made for large families but nothing prevents you from receiving family, friends and enjoy together in your "Miniature".
  • Comment puis-je assurer une Tiny House ?
    Il est obligatoire de faire assurer votre Tiny House en tant qu’habitation et en tant que remorque. Vous aurez donc deux contrats d’assurance distincts à souscrire. Sur la route, votre Tiny House est considérée comme une caravane et dispose donc de l’assurance du véhicule tracteur. Lorsqu’elle est stationnée, votre Tiny House est considérée comme une habitation et doit donc être couverte par une assurance multirisque habitation. Il existe des contrats d’assurance spécifiques pour habitation mobile, le plus sûr est de vous rapprocher de votre assureur afin de réserver une bonne protection à votre Tiny House.
  • Quel type de toilettes installer dans une Tiny House ?
    La plupart des personnes utilisent des toilettes à compostage avec des réservoirs de déchets. Une fois que vous vous êtes fait à l’idée de faire vos besoins dans un « seau » et en les recouvrant avec de la sciure, vous vous rendrez compte que cette solution simple est beaucoup plus durable, de faible coût et respectueuse de l’environnement que d’autres choix. Le principal avantage des toilettes à compostage commerciaux est qu’ils décomposent les déchets plus rapidement en ajoutant de l’air, le mouvement et la chaleur. Tout cela aide à un compostage des matériaux plus rapide nécessitant moins de stockage. Un toilette de sciure de bois simple, nécessite également un bac à compost pour les vidanges. En résumé : Si vous souhaitez une Tiny House avec l’intention de la déplacer d’un endroit à un autre, des toilettes sèches sont probablement le meilleur choix. En revanche, si vous restez sur votre propre terrain des toilettes sèches à la sciure de bois peuvent être une option à envisager.
  • Quel est le délai de fabrication ?
    Nos Tiny Houses sont généralement fabriquées en 6 à 12 mois dès signature du devis. Nous tenons évidemment informés nos clients sur l’avancée de la fabrication et en cas d’éventuels retards dûs aux aléas.
  • Est-il possible de personnaliser une Tiny House ?
    Bien sûr ! N’hésitez pas à nous contacter afin que l’on concrétise vos projets ! Nous vous conseillerons et déterminerons ensemble vos besoins. Nous fabriquons votre Tiny House à partir de nos modèles qui sont personnalisables et adaptables à vos besoins.
  • Comment raccorder en eau et en électricité une Tiny House ?
    Si l’habitation est en zone d’assainissement collectif alors l’habitation doit être raccordé au système d’évacuation des eaux usées de la mairie. Si l’habitation est en zone d’assainissement individuel/autonome alors l’habitation doit disposer d’un système autonome d’assainissement. Concernant l’électricité, c’est tout simple ! Il suffit de brancher la Tiny House sur une prise 220V, si vous avez un compteur électrique sur votre terrain.
  • Combien coûte la livraison d'une Tiny House ?
    Le tarif de livraison est calculé en fonction de la distance à parcourir depuis notre atelier, nous nous chargeons de l'acheminement de la Tiny House jusqu'à votre terrain.
  • More questions?
    Contact us for more information! We will be happy to answer your questions by email or phone. Do not hesitate to visit our advice page to find the answers you are looking for.
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