What We Do To Design-Build Your Tiny House



How to estimate square footage?

Multiply the length of your desired tiny house by its width. If you want to include the lofts then do the same for them: multiply length by width. Add the measurements together. You get the square footage. Easy right?

Examples (we get this a lot):

1. You want a 400 square foot standard tiny house on wheels (8' wide). It doesn't exist through THNE. A maximum tiny house on wheels is 350 sq ft (and that's pushing it!). Anything over that sq footage is going to be set on a foundation or is a park model (10' wide and not more than 400 sq feet).

2. Our maximum delivery size is 10 feet (10') wide for any building size currently. You inquire about a 500 square foot tiny house. Divide 500 by 10. That's 50' of length for a 10' wide tiny house if you have no lofts. You'll need an approx. 50' long house - We don't build 50' long "anything", sorry.


Tiny House Northeast (THNE) services both types of customers: those who want to have THNE custom design-build; either their tiny house on wheels, or a maximum 10' width tiny house delivered in the Northeast for a foundation* - AND DIYers who need professional design and plans support, tiny house shells (incomplete tiny houses) and trailers to get started.

We do:

  • Custom design for each person, couple, family or combination, with and without pets, disabilities, or with a bedroom on the main floor!
  • Offer a fee-based design and planning process when either of the following are not available from the customer: 1. engineered tiny house plans created elsewhere for you for the particular project and ready to build, or 2. plans of a tiny house on wheels that has been constructed before; e.g., plans from Tumbleweed, Tiny House Design, etc.
  • Design-build approx. 8' wide tiny houses on wheels, including either our "Weelhouse" which is a 100% ready-to-live-in "turnkey" tiny house on wheels, and Weelshells in 2 levels of completion: Basic or DIY Interior. The Basic is framed and sheathed on the trailer plus more. The DIY Interior is framed, sheathed on the trailer, and with partial installation of a metal roof and some mechanical-electrical components and more.
  • Design-build and deliver a 10' maximum width Park Model on wheels
  • Offer custom 10' wide static tiny house shells for delivery only.*
  • Offer custom designing, and building plans for static tiny houses
  • Offer tiny-house-ideal furniture for sale, including custom cabinetry using natural materials such as granite and stainless steel.
  • Will work in part or whole with green building materials and sustainable practices!

We do not:

  • Have a showroom or show models, except at some paid classes. Please see Classes.
  • Build at your home or work site. We can not send builders out to your location to work on your tiny house project unfortunately. It would be too expensive for us and consequently, for you as well.
  • Prepare a home site or work site for your tiny building that will be set on a foundation. 
  • Perform planning work free of charge.
  • Provide estimates on the phone or via email without extremely basic information first please, including 1. width, 2. length, 3. whether it is on wheels or not, and 4. how many lofts.

The info minimums are only the minimums to obtain a broad ballpark estimate. Closer cost estimates require plans. Because each tiny house is custom designed by nature (the use of space is critical for each customer) and thus requires hours of time on your and our parts, any further estimates can only be provided with one of the following from you: 1. engineered tiny house plans for the particular project created for you, or 2. plans of a tiny house that has been constructed before; e.g., plans from Tumbleweed, Tiny House Design, etc. The paid planning process through Tiny House Northeast is a requirement if neither are available if you want a closer-than-ballpark estimate. We must charge for design and plan time. WE DO paid plans for both tiny houses on wheels and tiny static houses!

We absolutely LOVE the floor plan! You have done a great job capturing all of our wants and needs."

~ Lindsey B., ME

The website is fortified with information. Please take a good look through it. We take your tiny house trek seriously, and are careful to offer only researched info., especially FAQs.

*We will design a tiny house to be set on a foundation for you, which includes CAD drawings incorporating tiny house space efficiency and other principles typical of wood/stick-built tiny houses. We do not send builders out to work at your building site, but will work with your local contractor of your choosing. Please inquire about our planning process for these larger of the tiny houses or other buildings in NH, MA, ME, VT, RI, CT and NY.

to top