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How to Choose a Trustworthy Tiny Home Builder: Essential Tips from Movable Roots

With the growing popularity of tiny homes, it's vital to be vigilant in selecting a reputable builder. At Movable Roots, we understand the importance of this decision and are committed to helping you navigate the process. If not choosing Movable Roots as your tiny home builder, here are our top recommendations for vetting a professional tiny home builder and avoiding scams.

1. Visit the Builder's Warehouse

  • Why It's Important: Confirming the builder has a physical, professional location is key to assessing their legitimacy.

  • What to Look For: A dedicated warehouse, as opposed to a makeshift backyard setup, indicates a serious, equipped builder who constructs homes in a controlled environment.

2. Check for Proper Insurance

  • Why It's Important: Insurance safeguards you against unforeseen incidents during the construction of your tiny home.

  • What to Check: Ensure they have comprehensive insurance covering their warehouse, employees, and your build.

3. Verify Craftsmanship and Tradesmanship

  • Why It's Important: The skill of the builders directly influences the quality and durability of your tiny home.

  • How to Verify: Read reviews, ask for past client testimonials, and, if possible, speak directly with previous customers for honest insights.

4. Seek Certifications

  • Why It's Important: Certifications can indicate a builder's dedication to quality and adherence to industry standards.

  • Our Credentials: Movable Roots is proudly certified by Pacific West Associates, reflecting our commitment to excellence.

5. Be Cautious with Social Media Transactions

  • Caution Needed: Social media can be a hotbed for scammers. It’s crucial to verify the authenticity of builders you find online.

  • Best Practice: Avoid sending deposits to someone you've only met virtually. Always arrange an in-person meeting.

6. Do Your Due Diligence: Interview, Review, Visit

  • Interview: Ask about their building process, timelines, and materials. Importantly, request to review examples of their build contracts to understand terms, warranties, and expectations clearly.

  • Review: Investigate their background, inspect their previous works, and read client feedback.

  • Visit: Seeing a completed project in person can provide valuable insight into their craftsmanship and attention to detail.


Selecting the right builder for your tiny home is crucial. At Movable Roots, we encourage you to thoroughly research and interact with potential builders to ensure a reliable and professional partnership. Your dream tiny home deserves a foundation built on trust and expertise.

Stay tuned to the Movable Roots blog for more tips and insights on tiny home living. Let's embark on this journey together with confidence!

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