It depends on where you will put your tiny house and how you will use it. The water supply is connected to the house with a garden hose style connection for ease and simplicity. Water can be supplied through an existing home’s water system, from a tank, well or cistern. This provides cold water to the house and the on-demand propane hot water heater.
The water supply is connected to the house with a garden hose style connection for ease and simplicity. Water can be All plumbing fixtures are normal including the flush toilet. The drain/sewer for the house is via a 3” ABS pipe that can easily be connected to conventional sewer, septic, or RV style holding tank.
The sinks and tub drains can easily be separated from the main drain to utilize gray water systems. 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.
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.
Most climates in the US are okay. We use energy efficient Pella Windows which are energy efficient. For supplemental heat we can install a propane marine heater or a wood stove.
Just let us know where you will put your tiny house and we will advise you with several options and their respective prices.
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 any option in between.
Our standard toilet options are:
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.
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.
Composting toilets are quite user-friendly. The big adjustment is that women AND men must sit down to pee. The liquids get diverted from the solids, and run into a rock garden with the gray water from your sink drains and shower drain (be sure to use biodegradable soaps/shampoos). Putting peat moss and cedar sawdust into the bucket will neutralize any odor and help speed the composting process. A composting toilet will need to be emptied after approximately 80 uses.