Frequently asked questions

What is the price of a Movable Roots Tiny Home?

We are often asked for pricing information. Being a complete custom tiny home builder, pricing depends on the size as well as the fit and finishes placed within the tiny home. Our finished turnkey homes vary from $80,000 to $150,000. More in some cases. Check out our custom build page for examples of our work.

Can I finance a Movable Roots Tiny Home?

Yes! We have worked diligently to find a viable financing option for our tiny home clients. We have partnered with a federally insured FDIC bank. Please take the time to read some key points about our financing program.

  1. Requires a minimum FICO credit score of 650 or higher.
  2. Requires 20% down payment of the total purchase price of the tiny home.
  3. Interest rates vary based on credit score starting at 6.0% and go to 10.5%.
  4. Terms are based on credit and range from 10 years, 15 years, and 23 years.

How does the customization process work?

Movable Roots uses quality materials and craftmanship that will have your tiny home lasting for generations. We work directly with you to design and build a tiny home that fits your specifc needs and is unique to them.

  1. There is a fee associated with the design process. However, a portion of this fee is credited toward your build.
  2. We work with you directly to learn your likes, dislikes, and must-have options for your tiny home.
  3. A 2 dimensional floorplan of the width and length of your home with cabinets, furniture and beds all factored in.
  4. Once the floorplans have been approved, we work on 3D renderings or realistic views of what your homes will look like once complete.
  5. Build contract, this is where we finalize the price of your home to your budget.
  6. Start your home!

How long does the build process take?

Depending on how many homes we currently have on the schedule, typically the build phase takes anywhere from 14-16 weeks.

Where can I park a tiny home?

Many people want to own their own land but this tends to be one of the more difficult options. We encourage you to contact your local zoning and building officials in the city or county that you would like to live in to see if they one, allow tiny homes on wheels and secondly if there are any square footage requirements. We also encourage you to check different forums, like on Facebook, that will have information on communities in your area. RV parks are becoming increasingly tiny home friendly. Often times it just takes a phone call to see if they will allow a tiny home.

What is the price of your tiny home shells?

Tiny home shell prices depend on the size of the tiny home as well as the stage Movable Roots takes the home to. There is a minimum stage we highly recommend taking the tiny home shell to if you are a first time tiny home DIYer, the minimum stage we recomend for shells includes the following: - Custom Design - Purpose Built Tiny Home Trailer - Closed Cell Insulation of Trailer Belly - Advantech Sub Floor Decking - Zip Board Screwed and Taped Per Install Instructions - Vinyl Low-E Insulated Windows - Entry Door - All Electrical Rough In - All Plumbing Rough In - Mini Split System Installed - Plans to Finish Home For a custom shell quote, head over to our contact us page.

How does electricity work?

If you are not off grid you will need to be plugged into the grid through a provided 50 amp cord that will power your house. There are multiple off-grid options that are available to upgrade to.

Will I need sewer or septic?

Yes, for your black water you will need access to sewer or septic. However, we offer multiple different upgradable toilet options like the Separett composting toilet and the Incinolet incinerating toilet which do not require you to be connected to a sewer or septic.

I want a Tiny Home, where do I start?

Here is our suggestion: 1. Find a place to park. Whether it is a tiny home community, RV park, or your own land. The ordinances will vary from city to city and county to county. Make sure you know what is allowed. 2. Know your budget. Figure out a realistic budget that will allow you to build a tiny home that will fit your needs. 3. Financing. This tends to be difficult and is not a traditional mortgage. Take a look at our financing page for what we offer. 4. Visit tiny home shows, festivals, builders, and make sure to read reviews to help you pick a builder that will best fit your needs.