You have these big ideas of transitioning to a tiny life in a tiny home, and you have been tirelessly researching all the ways that you want your home to be built. With so many DIY shows on networks like HGTV and videos on YouTube about people building their own tiny dream homes, it is easy to assume that building your own is something you can do solo without a home builder.
However, the construction of a tiny home is just as hard as building a house of any stature; all of the same things have to be considered and included along the way. Here is a look at a few of the biggest reasons to hire a professional to help you build your tiny home.
Hiring a professional to help you could actually save you money.
When you are unfamiliar with building processes, it is actually a lot easier to spend money that you do not have to spend. For example, you may miss figure board footage when getting lumber and end up spending too much on materials or making mistakes when you cut pieces and end up with unusable materials. A professional who has ample experience can determine what materials you will need almost to the last inch, which means it is far less likely that any money will be wasted in the process.
You will get the most out of the floor space you desire to have.
You probably have a certain amount of square footage for your new tiny home in mind, but figuring out how to work everything into that preconceived area is a lot tougher than what you might expect. The home construction contractor, especially one who has experience with tiny houses, will have no problems helping you come up with a layout that works and utilizes all of the space you have available in the best way.
Dealing with plumbing and electrical will usually require certain certifications.
One thing many DIY tiny home builders run into when they get a certain point in their building process is problems because they do not have the proper certifications for certain objectives. Plumbing and electrical work are good examples. In some areas, if these implements are not installed by a certified professional, the house will not be considered up to code and that can make it difficult to find property insurance or have the structure approved by the city once it is done.