Tiny houses have become the new lifestyle trend. Every now and then, people are finding ways to buy or build them. They are small, inexpensive, and very self-sufficient.
Whenever we say a tiny house, the most common type is the one on wheels. Tiny houses on wheels are indeed more popular than the ones on a foundation. It is because they are easily transportable, and they give a sense of flexibility to the owner.
However, that does not make a tiny house easily movable like a car. Certain precautions and points need attention before moving one. Let us get into a detailed discussion to know better.
Towing and moving a tiny house
Tiny houses are made on wheels to provide flexibility. People opt for them because they can be transported, and they get a chance to explore different places and not stick to one.
How often can you move a tiny house?
Tiny houses on wheels cannot travel very frequently. At the most, they can be moved every 4-6 months. They are not lightweight cars, they carry heavy housing amenities, and therefore, they can travel smoothly only after a few months from the first route.
When a tiny house is going to travel, it is important to know the distance of the route to make sure that it has the capability of running that far. And the second point to note while moving a tiny house is the type of vehicle that will carry it. If the house is heavy, make sure the towing vehicle has the strength and capacity to handle such weight.
These are the basic points that one should note to have a smooth journey. However, even with the proper vehicle and routing information, there are several reasons why a tiny house should not be moved every month or very frequently. They are as follows:
Wear and tear
Wear and tear can take place in both the possessions and the building itself. If the house is moved very frequently, there will be less time to pack and wrap essential possessions inside the house. Since it is inside the house, one might think it is safe. But, with road difficulties, the things inside can fall and split out, eventually breaking them.
Secondly, the building itself will face wear and tear. Although they are towed on a big vehicle, the pipelines, tanks, and every other system with faulty connections will be prone to damage due to the vibrations and movements faced during the road process.
Thus, a tiny house should travel with a 4-6 months time gap. That will provide enough time to pack and settle things.
Damage to building material
Different tiny houses are made of different materials. While some are very strong, some timbers take damage easily. When a tiny house is moved, and its timber is not resistant to weather change and is not shockproof, it will take easy damage from heavy vibrations and movements. And while the building material is harmed, the pipelines and other amenities will be affected too. Such as the insulation systems.
Thus, we learned that tiny houses are movable every 4-6 months. And if they are moved very frequently, they can face a lot of uncertainties.