Tiny House on Wheels Building/Living

Whether a Weelhouse, Weelship or Weelshell, your compact transportable home, office, craft, or vacation building is just a good plan away!

There's no question that living in a very small space on wheels presents incredible advantages and some challenges.

Before you arrived at our website, you knew that your future tiny house, particularly during New England winters, presents unique considerations. We reveal advantages, problems, guide you to solutions, and present cool alternatives suitable for the tiny house environment.

We hope that the information on our website is useful to anyone who wants to enjoy this more environmentally and economically friendly type of home, requiring fewer resources to build, run and maintain.

There are a myriad of advantages of having your own Weelhouseâ„¢

  • Added value of transportability: imagine your home located with a vista you have only been able to dream about until now: ocean, lake, forest, mountain? And then moving to another spot as the season changes to enjoy another natural asset!

  • They can't usually be taxed as real estate. It's just a trailer that has a building on it.
  • Certified RVs can be insured like the standard aluminum and plastics RVs (we do not make the latter)

  • Park your tiny house on wheels where you like (with permission of course): parents' driveway, friend's back yard, campground or mobile home park

  • Reductions in your carbon footprint are built in. They're so efficient even housecleaning gains appeal!

  • Most maintenance becomes a task that can be managed by the owner when just about everything in the Weelhouse is within reach

  • For a turn-key tiny you'll have likely spent attpoximately 20,000.-60,000. (the range is so large because length and design vary). Many people can buy a Weelhouse outright and never bear the burden of a mortgage

  • Off the grid living is 100% possible. THNE will help you get there.

There are also challenges

Parking a Weelhouse model can be easy or challenging, depending on where you need to live. Zoned for [tiny house] RVs, trailer parks or campgrounds can be the easiest approach. Researching the zoning bylaws and becoming familar with the restrictions of the towns where you would like to park takes some time [and sorry, not a service we offer. There are 100's of zones in almost as many zip codes]. See below for more information.

Be sure that wherever you "land" to live for a while, that you and the landowner, if not yourselves, have excellent communications. Renting a corner of someone's lot can be a great way to go if you have set up clear parameters, as you would with any rental property.

Our Weelhouses have great advantages given they can be built under a certain weight and width, and have a license plate like an RV (with a VIN#) so that they have less restrictions in some ways (e.g., if you want to drive away to Florida for January). Regarding RV Parks, mobile parks and campgrounds are available throughout New England. If you'll live in your tiny house only during the warmer seasons than you've got it made! Our friends in Springfield VT have a year-round site! Most are seasonal however:

"The Season for campgrounds and RV parks in the Northeast is normally Memorial Day through Columbus Day (sometimes Labor Day) due to the early freezing temperatures, and the majority of campground water pipes are either above the ground surface or at a shallow depth."

Please see year-round sites for houses on wheels in Massachusetts (MA)

Whether you can park your Weelhouse in your parents' or friend's yard or driveway is often influenced by the understanding of their neighbors. Some communities are more accepting culturally.

The town or city where you plan to live with your tiny house or other tiny building will have its own unique zoning requirements. You'll want to get to know about these, and the measures you'll have to take to overcome objections to something perhaps smaller than your community has ever seen! The Planning Board and Zoning Board may be folks you might want to know. Let them know you're a good civil participant. Show up to public meetings. It will help. [I was on a small town planning board]

Having pointed out the limits, we can highlight the location options (pages, lists and off-website resources in progress)

Conventional RV and Camper sites that are ideal for Weelhouses

  • Year-round RV sites in MA (soon) >>
  • Year-round RV sites in VT (soon)
  • Warm season-only sites (soon)
  • Warm climate get-a-ways (soon)
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