FAQ

Where can I see a tiny PAD?

Please take a look at our schedule of events.  We may have an Open House scheduled, or you might be able to see other tiny houses in the area.

When is the next workshop and what will it cover?

Please take a look at our workshops section. Please join us!

How much does an average tiny house cost?

The cost of your tiny house will depend entirely on the quality of materials and the size of the project.  As a rough estimate, consider the following common costs for ‘buttoning up’ the exterior:
•       New Utility Trailer — $2500 to $3500
•       Nice Windows & Doors — $1000 to $3000
•       Lumber, Plywood, Roofing, Siding (and the works) — $5,000 to $15,000

That doesn’t include the interior insulation, appliances, electrical system, plumbing or other common goods, but should give you a good starting point.  You might also be able to cut the price by using salvaged materials and consider going with something even smaller!  Dream BIG but Build SMALL.

Can someone from PAD help me design or build my house?

Yes, please refer to PAD’s consulting services. Contact us for specifics.

Where can I get more information about little houses?

Our workshops might be just the ticket; take a look at our Workshops.   The e-book Go House Go also offers great information about getting started construction, systems, legal standing, moving, and green building alternatives.  The folks at Rowdy Kittens, Tiny House Design, Tiny House Talk, Tumbleweed and other awesome blogs also provide great information about living small.  Take a look at their FAQ pages at:
http://rowdykittens.com/our-tiny-house/
http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/2010/07/18/tiny-house-frequently-asked-questions/
http://www.tinyhousetalk.com/tiny-house-faq/
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/pages/building