FAQs

 

FINANCING: How and Where do I get financing?

If you are interested in financing your New Frontier Tiny House, we recommend a couple of options. Even with RVIA Certification, RV loans can be difficult to acquire for tiny homes on wheels. We do NOT offer in house financing.

  • LightStream: a division of SunTrust Bank, and Tiny House Lenders to help you get access to the funds you need.

  • SoFi: offers personal loans, one customer has found success here.

  • Prosper: offers personal loans

It is difficult to get loans for tiny houses. We CAN make our houses RVIA certified (ANSI approved) which can sometime make loans easier to come by.

 

WHERE CAN I PARK MY TINY HOUSE?

USA AT LARGE:

  • Here is a good starting place for the nation at large.

NASHVILLE / MIDDLE TN:

  • Tiny Houses added to a property with an existing structure are considered DADUs (Detached Accessory Dwelling Units).

  • In short, you can put a tiny house on any properties that are zoned R80-R6, RM2-RM20-A, RM40-RM100A, OR20-OR40A and ORI and ORI-A; AND in an historic overlay are eligible

  • HERE and HERE are links to pages with DADU information and zoning codes for Nashville.

  • HERE is a Metro Nashville map that will show the zoning for your property. Just punch in your address and refer to the above lists to know if your property is eligible.

 

How many New Frontier Tiny Home models are there?

We offer the ALPHA, ESCHER, CORNELIA, and ORCHID Tiny Homes. We have a 5th model which will debut at our tiny house hotel sometime in Fall 2019.  For a CUSTOM BUILD, the options are only limited by the size of the trailer you choose and your budget.

 

What are the square footage options with New Frontier Tiny Home?

Our Tiny Homes can range from 18’ long trailers to 40’ trailers and roughly anywhere from 120 to 375 square feet.

 

How much can I customize my New Frontier Tiny Home?

Again, the customizations are only limited by your budget, the size and weight capacity of your desired trailer. New Frontier Tiny Homes are luxury tiny houses of the highest quality design, materials, and craftsmanship. Period. We will never compromise our quality and we work tirelessly to provide you the best value possible.

 

How long will it take to build my New Frontier Tiny Home?

Timeline will vary based on design, approval process, and our current production pipeline. Once your contract is signed and your first deposit is paid it typically takes 1-2 months before we start construction. During that time we finalize design, material selection, etc. Once we start building, the lead time is typically 3 months to completion, give or take a few weeks.

 

Will you deliver my New Frontier Tiny Home?

Yes! We will deliver anywhere in the US, including Hawaii. Rates vary by location. Homes will be delivered from our headquarters in Nashville, TN.

 

Do you sell plans and materials?

We do not sell plans or building materials at this time. All New Frontier Tiny Homes are built by our master craftsmen in Nashville and are delivered to you. We want to ensure that every Tiny Home with the New Frontier name meets our uncompromising standards of excellence and durability.

 

Are you RVIA Certified?

Our tiny homes can be RVIA certified for an extra fee. We also offer PWA Certification.

RV vs. Tiny Home

RVs are great if you want to travel very regularly: weekly, driving great distances on a consistent basis. However, RVs feel like a plastic and vinyl box, because that is what they're made of. If you want to live full time and tow your home occasionally, we recommend a tiny house. If you want a space that feels like a beautiful, charming, cozy living space, we recommend a tiny home. If you are uncertain about this, we are happy to hear your goals/intended usage and advise you based on your unique situation.

 

Our standard toilet options are:

  1. Separett 9200/9210 Composting Toilet. It’s the most advanced waterless, urine diverting toilet available and simple, easy, environmentally friendly and looks very similar to a traditional water based toilet.

  2. Traditional Flush Toilet with or without a black water holding tank.

Other eco-friendly toilet options are:

  • Incinerating toilets - Incinerates all human waste immediately to clean, germ-free ash, as little as a tablespoonful each use.

  • Nature’s Head composting toilets - A dry composting toilet that uses no water, there is no plumbing, chemicals or flushing needed. It’s completely natural and organic, a mini ecosystem that separates the liquids and the solids. You will need to establish a dumping schedule

  • RV low-flush toilets- a travel trailer toilet has a pedal located underneath the bowl. Pressing this pedal with your foot causes fresh water to rush into the toilet and a flap to open at the base of the bowl. The waste is flushed into the black water tank mounted under the trailer. Chemicals like those used in portable toilets help break up the waste and eliminate odors.

  • Sawdust/ Low tech composting toilets - Lovable loo composting toilet an eco-potty. No water, electricity, venting, plumbing or chemicals required. Odor-free when properly managed. No urine separation required.

 

Can I have stairs instead of a ladder?

Absolutely. Depending on the type of stairs, there is typically a small charge to build stairs instead of a ladder.

 

Can a Tiny Home be wheelchair accessible?

We love to build homes for anyone! So, depending on your unique requirements, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

 

Can I have solar power?

Yes. New Frontier Tiny Homes can be customized for solar power and fully off-grid systems. 

However, we can design your home with solar hookups if you are not ready to commit to the entire solar package immediately.

Please specify if you want solar hookups or a full solar package. Choices in appliances, mechanical, electrical and many more critical elements of your home are determined by solar capabilities.

 

How are utilities handled and what are my options?

Again, it completely depends on what you want and whether it fits into your budget. We can design and build you a completely grid tied, off grid, or everything in between home

 

How do I heat and cool my New Frontier Tiny Home?

It depends on the climate in which you will place your tiny house. We typically recommend mini splits for both heat and AC. However, if you are off grid this is not as good of an option. If you live in a very cold climate, you may want supplementary heating sources.  

Just let us know where you will put your tiny house and we will advise you with several options and their respective prices.

 

How do I deal with wastewater in a New Frontier Tiny Home?

Again, it depends on where you will put your tiny house and how you will use it.  We can install a black/grey water tank. We can hook you up to a city septic system. We can create a composting, zero waste system.

The monetary cost of turning our societal waste into potable usable water is astonishing. As such, we recommend installing a composting toilet. With a composting toilet, you can use your grey water to fertilize vegetation/plants.

We will show you various options, their respective costs, and expertly advise you on the best system for your needs and desires.

 

What Electrical Systems do you use?

We can wire your house to work on 120V, 220V or 12V (solar). It all depends on what you want and how you plan to use your home. We can make your tiny home 100% self-sufficient and off grid. Solar does add cost. If you want a solar powered off grid home, we can make one for you. If you want a home that works on city electric, we can do that for you. Whatever you want, we will guide you through this process and advise you on the best system for your needs and desires.