I begin with something close to our hearts as Tiny Home Manufacturers. Weight, and I’ll say it again…WEIGHT. Few tiny home builders address the hauling and braking requirements of towing a home on wheels.
All of our units come with a “dry weight” from the factory which measures all components that make up the home at time of build. This measurement does not include the NCC weight or “net carry capacity” which is the weight of all the personal belongings, food, and clothes that will be put into the home by the owner. The house is not a home until it is comfortably appointed with your personal belongings. Our stronger yet lighter composite home on wheels, opens the door of opportunity for more current truck owners to tow a new home because our units weigh up to 40% less than other conventionally built tiny homes. That means they can be towed with a less expensive truck than others, saving thousands of dollars when purchasing and owning a truck. The added benefit is the savings on fuel. The lighter the tiny home is, the less fuel it takes to tow it. It's not magic, it's just a fact. They have been living by that rule for years in the aeronautics industry.
It's all about fulfilling expectations. Does a particular item serve the need and does it work as expected and required when using it? My sister, Karen, and I make choices on what goes into our homes based on how well an item performs, how well it conserves resources, and how it appears to a discerning eye.
By choosing innovative, quality and sustainably friendly products we can take a meaningful step toward conservation, using our resources wisely.
Yvonne Marmet, CFO
Transcend Tiny Homes
Terri, yes it is a structurally insulated panel. The difference is that instead of sandwiched OSB panels around a foam core, we use 2 phenolic fiberglass skins. They are extremely fire, rot, mold and mildew resistant.
March 22, 2017
terri james says...
I was wondering of you use the sip construction for your build.
March 20, 2017