Are you considering starting your own tiny house business and looking for advice? What we as a company focus on, is providing resources to help individuals achieve their dream of living in a tiny house. So while we’re not in the business of helping businesses, we can give you some advice to get you started.
If you’re interested in building tiny houses for sale, you’ll want to start by getting the proper licensing and insurance. A lot of people decide that they want to start a tiny house business after building a tiny house for themselves. But building a house for yourself is a lot different than building a house for sale. Local governments are typically much more lenient on what is required when doing work for yourself as opposed to when you are selling your services. For instance, you don’t typically need to be a licensed electrician to work on your own home’s electrical system. However, when you are selling your services, licensing and insurance is required. Since tiny houses are often not required to be inspected, people sometimes consider skipping these steps, but they are in place for not only your protection, but also the protection of your customers.
We recommend asking your local government about the legality of tiny houses in your area. Many people are surprised to find out that it is illegal to live in a tiny house in most areas of the United States. This is because they are often considered to be recreational vehicles (RV’s), and you generally are not allowed to live in RV’s. Having an understanding of your local laws will greatly assist your customers in finding a home for their new home.
The responsibility of being in an industry that provides housing in tremendous. Customers will frequently be handing over their entire life savings for a home that they are anticipating will last a lifetime. This is not a business that you can simply dabble in, as the consequences of failure are extremely significant to your customers. You must be prepared to shoulder that responsibility.
Looking for more information? We can provide business consultation services at a rate of $300 per hour, 2 hour minimum. To get started, contact us.