I had the privilege of visiting a local manufacturer of tiny homes here in Sachse where I live. This company builds QUALITY tiny homes and has recently won an award for their Athena Penelope 32′ model. The best thing about this quality gem is that you can hook it up to your truck and haul it around to RV parks as an RV or park it in your backyard. It is considered personal property so no problems with taxing additional structures on your property!
Here are some compelling reasons to choose quality over cost when it comes to tiny homes:
DURABILITY AND LONGEVITY:
This company I toured, Decathlon Tiny Homes, uses the best quality trailers made in the US, as a true quality foundation. They ship the trailers in from Utah. The materials they use are premium. The roof is made from special shingles that are non-destructible. Because of their expense they are not practical on a regular house, but are perfect for these tiny homes. F-Wave shingles are a proprietary blend of commercial-grade polymers with enhanced impact strength and UV resistance processed in a patented manufacturing process. These elements combine to make the shingles thicker, stronger, lighter, more durable. They are also resistant to fire, wind, cracking, and fading. https://fwaveroofing.com/revia-shingles/
Cheaper tiny home versions often use subpar materials and shortcuts in construction, which can result in a shorter lifespan and more frequent maintenance and repairs.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY, COMFORT AND LIVABILITY:
Quality tiny homes prioritize comfort and livability. They are designed with attention to detail, optimizing space for functionality and comfort. Decathlon Tiny Homes include a washer/dryer combination unit that will do all the laundry in one unit. Instead of a loft bedroom there is an actual bedroom on the first floor and the loft is used for storage. It also has a full size pantry. They use both closed cell and open cell insulation. Closed cell is used on top of the trailer under the base and open cell is used throughout the house to allow the house to “breath”. There are 2 water heaters or a choice of tankless so you are never without heated water in case one goes out. All windows are Low E Double Pane.
Cheaper versions may sacrifice comfort and functionality to cut costs, resulting in cramped and less enjoyable living conditions.
Quality tiny homes tend to retain their value better over time. When it comes time to sell or upgrade, you are likely to get a higher resale price for a well-built tiny home.
Cheaper versions may depreciate quickly, making them a less attractive investment in the long term.
Quality builders often offer more customization options, allowing you to personalize your tiny home to suit your specific needs and preferences. April at Decathlon has a knack for decor and is spot on the most recent trends. You can design your own or have her add an up-to-date flair similar to some of their recently built tiny homes.
Cheaper versions are often mass-produced and come with limited customization options, leaving you with a less personalized living space.
Quality tiny homes are built to meet or exceed safety standards and regulations. This includes proper structural integrity, electrical wiring, and plumbing systems. Decathlon uses specific tradespeople who are specialists in their trade instead of a “handyman” to do the plumbing or electrical.
Cheaper versions may cut corners on safety measures, potentially putting you at risk in the event of accidents or emergencies.
PEACE OF MIND:
Investing in a quality tiny home provides peace of mind. You can have confidence in the craftsmanship and reliability of your home, reducing stress and worry about unforeseen issues.
Cheaper versions may lead to constant concerns and unexpected expenses, eroding the peace of mind that comes with homeownership.
Quality tiny homes generally lead to higher overall satisfaction and a better living experience. The attention to detail and thoughtful design contribute to a sense of pride and contentment in your home.
Cheaper versions may result in frustration, discomfort, and dissatisfaction, ultimately diminishing the benefits of tiny living.