FAQs

DO I NEED COUNCIL APPROVAL FOR MY TINY HOUSE?

Our Tiny Homes are built on registered trailers, with permits to move large loads, and do not require council approval. Caravans do not require DA approvals, but councils can limit the amount of time someone can permanently live in one. This ruling may vary from Council to Council and State to State. We strongly recommend contacting your local council for further information and current regulations. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES A QUOTE COST?

Quotes are FREE. Just send us an enquiry on our CONTACT form and we will be in touch within 24 hours.

 

HOW DO I CONNECT TO ELECTRICITY?

Our standard tiny houses run on a 15amp mains power with a switchboard. The tiny house can be plugged in using an electrical power lead just like a traditional caravan. A solar system can also be installed at an additional cost or this can be added at a later stage.

All Havenwood Tiny Homes come “Solar Ready” - giving you the option of beginning in an off-grid capacity and converting to power and sewer if and when it becomes available on your site.


HOW DO I CONNECT TO WATER?

Just like a conventional caravan, our tiny houses come with a standard garden hose plug connection. Alternatively we can offer rainwater storage tanks, pumps and gutter systems at an additional cost allowing you to go off grid.

 

HOW DO I CONNECT TO GAS? WHAT GAS TYPE?

All our homes have a dual gas regulator that takes 2x LPG gas bottles as standard. You can use either a 9L barbecue gas bottle or even the tall long 40L bottles. Connection can be done by anyone, just like connecting the gas bottle to a barbecue.


DO YOU OFFER OFF GRID SOLUTIONS?

Yes. We offer full off grid solar system packages, a variety of composting toilet options, gas water heating system and gas appliances, rainwater storage tanks, pumps and water filters.

 

ARE THE TINY HOUSES INSULATED? WHAT TYPE OF INSULATION DO YOU USE?

Yes, all our Tiny Houses are insulated beautifully, as we use refrigerated panelling in our frames and roof, which is used widely in coolrooms to create ambient temperatures all year round.

 

CAN I CONNECT TO SEWER MAINS? WHAT OTHER OPTION DO I HAVE IF I CAN`T OR DON`T WANT TO CONNECT TO SEWER?

Most of our tiny homes come with a standard flush toilet. It is the customers responsibility to obtain the services of a qualified plumber to connect to sewage or septic tank. As an alternative and much greener option, we can install and supply waterless composting toilets that do not require a plumber on site or any connection.

 

DO COMPOSTING TOILETS SMELL? 

Composting toilets nowadays are very complex and effective systems and with minimal maintenance will not cause odours and are very efficient systems for an off-grid situation.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A HAVENWOOD TINY HOME COST?

Our homes are constructed with the utmost quality in respect to cost, materials and energy. There are upgrade factors that can increase the investment options, but base model prices for our 7.2 x 3.0m model are from our introductory price of $98,000 ready to deliver.

 

DO YOU OFFER DELIVERY?

We have partnered up with a reputable and reliable towing company that delivers Australia-wide. This service fully insures your Havenwood Home from our workshop to your doorstep. Delivery is an additional cost. Please get in touch via our CONTACT page for a quote.