THE PROS & CONS OF OF A TINY BUILDING ON WHEELS





Yesterday, a new friend asked me, "what are the pros and cons of buildings on wheels?" I thought I'd share my answer:


Pros:


-It's mobile


-Doesn't require a building permit (although the use must be appropriate for the zoning)


-Can be designed, built, and delivered in about 3 to 5 months (depending on the project complexity)


-Can be financed with an RV loan


-Can be easily sold when it's no longer needed


Cons:


-The interior space is limited to 8' wide due to the Department of Transportation requirements. This is the biggest constraint. However, it is possible for walls to open and drop down as decks, or to have "pop-outs" like an RV that expand the width.


-The wheels and trailer chassis may not be aesthetically desirable. Many clients love the wheels because it's hip and trendy, but in other situations, it may not be ideal. We can create a wood "skirt" or deck that hides the wheels, as well as provide a hitch that can be removed once in position.


-At least a 10' wide by 12' high access point for the building to be towed into position is needed. It's possible to crane it into position at quite a high cost, but that most likely defeats the purpose of it being mobile.