Some of the frequently asked questions regarding the tiny house, if you have any other questions please e-mail us HERE.
Q - How big is your trailer?
A – 7’ x 20’ Dual Axle Trailer with a 10,000 lb. Capacity.
Q – What were the materials costs to build the Bisbee, and how can I reduce them?
A – Between $15,000-$18,000. YES, you can certainly reduce these costs by at least $3,000 by opting for less windows (we can alter the framing plan for you), less premium quality windows (such as vinyl), choosing a different siding material, using traditional insulation, reclaiming or craigslist-ing cheaper lumber, screws, etc. and especially by taking the time to search for a used but solid car trailer on craigslist and making the alterations needed to it yourself rather than having one custom built new. It is all a time/cost tradeoff choice for each builder.
Q - How long did it take to build?
A - Six months.
Q - Can we come visit/tour the Bisbee?
A - Not at this time, for privacy reasons, as it is occupied.
Q - What size bed can you fit up in the loft?
A - Up to a King.
Q - What is the tallest height that would ‘fit’ in this design?
A - Chris is 6’1” and he has a few inches to spare between his head and the kitchen ceiling, which is the smallest space in the tiny house. So it would work for someone up to 6’3”.
Q - What type of insulation do you use?
A - Oregon Shepard natural wool insulation in the walls and closed-cell spray foam in the ceiling.
Q - What are the dimensions of the finished house?
A - The house measures about 8’ wide x 20’ long x 13.5’ high (at the ridge).
Q - What is the grey water system?
A - You have two options: you can have it run straight out of the house into a French drain/dissipater or route it into a garden (using biodegradable soaps), or you can hook up a tank under the trailer at any time, and have the water fill the grey water tank for disposal elsewhere, as a traditional RV would do.
Q - What is the square footage of the inside of the house?
A - The house is approx. 230 square feet (including the loft).
Q - Did you design the house, or was it a plan you purchased?
A - After looking at several other tiny house plans/designs, we pulled some inspiration from each and then drafted the Bisbee house design (from a blank slate).
Q - Did you hire any outside help for the house?
A - No, with the exception of having a certified electrician and plumber review our plans and work to ensure it (like the rest of the house) is built to code.