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It’s no more a secret that small houses are growing in popularity all across the US. Not only homeowners are enjoying a simplified lifestyle but they are also paying less for utilities, mortgages, and other costs.
Despite the growing enthusiasm for tiny homes, things are still pretty hard when it comes to legally build a small house for full-time use in other cities. If you are planning to build a tiny house in your backyard soon, you might have some basic questions in your head. We are here to answer some of the most basic questions relevant to backyard tiny home building.
Being one of the top-rated small house design-build firms, Small House Solutions is specializing in a variety of home types and structures. This may include Tiny Homes on Wheels, Park Models, Accessory Structures (Studios, Pool Houses, Offices), and site-built Backyard Homes (ADU’s).
ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. ADU’s are also known as mother-in-law apartments and granny flats. They are secondary dwellings that are either detached or attached from your main house. People all across the nation are seeking viable solutions for an affordable life in Metro Texas areas and the rise of secondary homes is the right answer. Visit our blog about the rise of accessory dwelling units in Metro Texas.
Below are some of the answers to basic questions that are frequently asked when people plan to construct a tiny house in their backyard:
1. ELIGIBILITY CHECK
Before designing a tiny backyard home, many people inquire about whether their property is eligible for an ADU or not? It is important to ensure that your lot is eligible in accordance with local development standards. Some of the important aspects that need to be considered about your property are:
- DENSITY (number of dwelling units allowed on the property)
- UTILITY EASEMENTS, etc.
If you live in Austin, the allowed total impervious coverage on your lot is up to 45%, while the maximum Floor Area Ratio is 40%. Small House Solutions will have your site analyzed and assessed whether your lot is eligible for a secondary dwelling and propose the possible maximum buildable area for your next home.
2. ADDITIONAL PARKING NEEDED?
Double car garage? Triple? Whether or not you require additional parking, it is not a problem! Aside from ADUs, you can also turn your existing garage into garage apartments. Dual purpose!
As a rough estimate, while much less expensive than standard sized homes, tiny homes in your backyard are typically five to six-figure investments, depending on your house area and needs. For those who are considering their equities, it is important to assure that you have home equity or any other means of financing to build a small house. This is because the majority of national banks do not finance this type of investment.
Don’t worry if you are planning to build a tiny house in your backyard but confused about many things. Our skilled design team can definitely point you in the right direction. Get the keys to your dream backyard home without hurting your bank account or any building regulations.
Being one of the top qualified and affordable tiny house builders in Texas Metro Areas, we can accompany your tiny project from start to finish, answering all your possible questions.
For more information and queries about our services, visit us online or call us at 512-696-7684.
Another factor that is often overlooked is the weight of the structure. Especially for a tiny house trailer, how much everything weighs is a matter of more significant importance than you might have thought.
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