Our Process – Single Purchase
It’s been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is a useful concept to keep in mind when purchasing a tiny home. Think of it not simply as a transaction, but as a journey, a process. We believe that the more thoughtfully engaged you are each step of the way, the happier you’ll be with the final result. Keep in mind that you’re not doing it alone. We’re here to help and guide each step of the way. Here is a synopsis of the process:
At this stage we encourage you to explore our website, view our social media posts and videos, and sign up for our monthly newsletter. We invite you to send us a request to schedule a consultation and book a factory tour. We know that selecting your tiny home and contracting the company to build it are important decisions and to that end we want to be responsive to your needs, answering your questions and building your trust. We’re confident that the more we get to know each other the more confident you will be in our ability to deliver your dream tiny home. The typical lead time for this phase (scheduling a factory tour and/or consultation) is 1 week.
Once the design and pricing elements are mutually agreed upon, we review and sign a formal contract called an “Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS)”. The APS confirms the scope, schedule, price, financing, and selections for your tiny home. We desire for everyone to be aligned and for expectations to be clear. Materials are ordered to avoid delays in the build process. The typical lead time for this phase is 2 weeks. Prior to materials ordered, we require a 50% deposit of the total purchase price including HST. (Note: Financing for a portion of the deposit or purchase price may be available. Ask for details).
Once an APS has been signed, we submit architectural drawings, and supporting documentation, to your local municipality for building permit approval. It’s important to understand that this is a critical part of the process. It is therefore incumbent on you to stay engaged with us in reviewing, editing and signing off on drawings until an approved building permit is provided. We will not start building your tiny home until all applicable permits are received. The typical lead time for this phase is 8 weeks.
Once all applicable permits have been issued, we will begin to build your tiny home in our Cambridge production facility. We will keep you updated, at each build milestone, using progress reports and pictures. We invite you to view your tiny home at any time during the production process, we only ask that you schedule an appointment so we can be prepared for your visit. The typical lead time for this phase is 10 weeks. Prior to construction beginning, we require a 25% payment of the total purchase price including HST. (Note: Financing for a portion of the deposit or purchase price may be available. Ask for details)
Prior to your tiny home delivery the site is prepared in partnership with us. The planning and costs are your responsibility, but we are here to guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have. The lead time can vary depending on the work required.
Once the home construction and site preparation is complete we fill out a pre-delivery inspection with you and sign corresponding documentation. We then prepare your home for transportation, place it on a trailer, and transport it to your homesite using required permits. After arrival we complete a post-delivery inspection with you and sign corresponding documentation. The home is craned onto its foundation. The typical lead time for this phase is 1-2 days. Prior to delivery, we require the final 25% payment of total purchase price including HST. (Note: Financing for a portion of the deposit or purchase price may be available. Ask for details)
We remove all delivery materials and install final items (for example wall mounted TV and exterior lighting) including a small landing to your front door. All other post-delivery set-up is at your discretion and cost. This includes hooking up services and may include additional decking, skirting around the foundation, hardscaping (nonliving elements) and landscaping (living elements). The lead time can vary depending on the work required.
We provide all manuals and warranty paperwork for applicable items, recommended a maintenance schedule, and implement your Tarion Home Warranty. We desire to improve so we request your feedback on what we should start doing, stop doing and keep doing. We ask for a testimonial for our website and photos to post as you feel comfortable. We would also love to hear your stories about how you are enjoying your tiny new home!