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  • Writer's pictureCris Edwards

How Big Can a Tiny Home Be? 🚛🏡

Hello, tiny home enthusiasts and dreamers!

Have you ever looked at your tiny house and thought, "Could this be a little bigger?" If you're in the "size matters" camp but still want to keep things tiny and fabulous, then today's blog is for you.

The beauty of tiny homes is their ability to offer a magical blend of coziness and functionality. But what are the rules for stretching that cozy magic just a bit further? Let's dive in!

Tiny Home situated on beautiful ocean side

The Road Rules: Size Matters 📏🚦

Tiny homes are like delicate pieces of art. You can go big, but you've got to keep some things in mind. Here's the scoop:

  • Width and Height: By road rules, tiny homes can be 2.5 meters wide and 4.3 meters high. Want to stretch a bit? You can make them super long, but trailers generally only support up to 9 meters.

  • The Big Leagues: Want to go wider? You can hit up to 3.5 meters, but that means sporting a "wide load" sign, extra lights, and a heftier delivery bill. Oh, and let's not forget the added weight – a 3.5 x 9-meter tiny home would have to be lean inside. We're talking separate delivery for things like joinery and appliances.

  • Trailers with a Load: These bigger models aren't caravans but fall under the intriguing term "trailers with a load." (Isn't that a fun phrase?) It comes with its own set of rules and regulations, so be sure to chat with us if you're thinking of going this route!

3.0 metre wide tiny home with an oversized load sign

Beyond Big Ben: Other Solutions 🎩🌈

So, you want to live large but stay tiny? Consider these cool alternatives:

  • Storage Pods: Need more space? How about an inexpensive storage pod?

  • A Second Tiny Home: Two is better than one, right? Join two tiny homes together!

  • Modular Homes: Not on wheels? You can go BIG! We're talking 4.3 x 15 meters. No trailer or weight issues, but it comes with its own set of challenges, like higher installation costs and council approvals.

Let's Chat! 🗨️💬

Here at Big Life Tiny Home, we're all about listening, responding, and crafting the perfect solution for your tiny home dreams. Whether you want to stretch the limits or find unique ways to expand, we're here to help you navigate the big world of tiny living.

Remember, it's not just about the size; it's about making your space uniquely yours, in a community that shares your passion and dreams. Let's build something beautiful together – no matter the size!

Stay tiny but dream big!

Cris & Bryh x

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