There are a lot of reasons why people move out to Joshua Tree. The weather is great for hiking, the food is fresh and delicious (you can grow it yourself), and the night sky is amazing. There’s just something about being out here that makes you feel more alive. But it was also really expensive!
In addition to the rent prices being through the roof, there’s also no place to buy land around here that isn’t already spoken for by one of your friends or family members. It’s impossible to find an affordable home with the land around here; if you do find one, they aren’t legal (you can’t build on it).
And so people began searching for other options: houses on wheels? Tiny houses? RVs? There are lots of different options, but they all have their own unique drawbacks. For example, a tiny house on wheels is easy to transport, but it’s also very expensive and difficult to get a permit for.
So what was the best option? Tiny house on foundation. There are lots of people doing it all over the country. And the best way to accomplish this is by purchasing a tiny house kit.
The kit comes with everything you need except for the foundation and the utilities hookup. They can help you figure out where you can put your tiny house on wheels if you don’t already have a place in mind, but that’s up to you.
It also includes everything you need for hooking up your utilities (septic, electrical, water). And because it comes in a kit, you can take your time building it; no need to rush into anything
And we can’t stress this enough: it’s the cheapest option out there. You can build a tiny house on wheels for much cheaper, but you won’t be able to drive it anywhere, and you won’t be able to get a permit for it.
When you first get the tiny house kit, spend a lot of time looking through the instructions and thinking about how you are going to build it. The instructions come with a full 3D CAD model of the tiny house, so you can see exactly what you’re building.
The next step was building the foundation; that part is completely up to you! The foundation has to be sturdy enough to support the weight of your tiny house, so it’s up to you to figure out what that means for your situation. But don’t worry: they can help you figure out what size foundation you need and even help you get started with your application!
Once the foundation is done, all that’s left is hooking up your utilities and finishing your interior!