Give shape to your dream home with our tiny house design. We will create a house matching your exact needs and preferences.
Get your design done quickly so that you can start building your house. Our design service is also available on a turnkey basis.
Our tiny house designs comply with all national, state and local regulations. Go ahead with confidence and start building your house right off the bat.
What is a Tiny House?
A tiny house is a property which makes full utilization of every square foot. They are smaller in size compared to traditional dwelling units. Generally, tiny homes can range between 400 to 900 square foot, but you can build a larger or smaller house too.
Tiny homes have become popular in recent years. Some people use them as a vacation property while others reside in it full time. You can even tow some tiny houses and park them in designated places for a mobile home experience.
Tiny homes come in a wide variety of styles, and you can also go for a fully custom design. You can have a Victorian style cottage or build a modern utilitarian unit- the choice is yours.
Tiny homes are becoming a fad and you can also go off-grid for cost savings and energy efficiency. The components of a tiny house focus on multipurpose. Every single aspect like areas, furniture and appliances should serve multipurpose functions.
New York Engineers offers custom tiny house design service with a personal touch. We help you design a tiny house which reflects your dream and how you live. Whether you are looking for permanent occupancy or a tiny home on wheels, our architects can craft the perfect design.
Going Tiny is Not So Simple as it Sounds
You need professional guidance to meet the challenges of a tiny house
Designing a tiny house may seem like an easy task, but there are several challenges down the way. You have to consider the zoning laws, architectural design, heating and water, power- it can be a difficult and exhausting process.
Many people jump into their tiny house project without much consideration. But soon they discover the vast challenges that the process involves. When every square foot matters, accommodating everyday necessities like bathrooms, kitchens and laundry room can become difficult.
Thankfully, there is a solution to every issue or challenge. But that is possible only if you are working with industry experts with an architectural experience like New York Engineers. We have a team of expert engineers and architects ready to take on the challenges of tiny house design.
Our team is aware of various challenges that come with tiny house design. We can help you with tiny house zoning, codes and other aspects. Our tiny home designs make sure that every square foot is in harmony with your goals for limited space. We have designed countless tiny houses across the United States and helped clients realize their dreams.
New York Engineers is an expert in creating highly livable tiny homes. We are aware of the nuances like weight distribution and appliance orientation which make an impact on livability. Our team is also knowledgeable about the building codes and zoning regulations. You can use our expertise and let us create a highly efficient and functional design.
We have the ideal resources to help you go tiny with your needs!
Tiny House Considerations
We understand that you will have your unique needs for your tiny home. You need to make some decisions before we start designing so that we can create the perfect house you have in mind.
One of the most important aspects is to determine your functional needs. Your priorities will help us design a house that suits your requirements. In order to create your design, we will need you to tell us more about your needs and intended uses.
So here are a few questions we may need to ask you:
1. Do you want a permanent house or a mobile house?
This is one of the most important decisions to make! You can either go for a tiny home that uses a permanent foundation or choose one that can be easily moved. Both have their own set of implications and will influence the design.
For example, if you want a tiny house on wheels, we may design a structure with all utility systems inside for easy maneuverability. Houses that are attached to RV also benefit from a smaller size as you have to adjust to a life on the road. Smaller size also means you can tow the house with ease without the need for a high-capacity towing vehicle.
We may also design your house with the ability to go on-grid or off-grid depending on your parking location and trip length.
Different state and national regulations also apply to tiny homes. You may need to meet applicable codes like ceiling height, house size and more in case of permanent houses. Mobile houses may not invite building regulations but may be subjected to the Department of Transportation rules.
2. How many people will live in the house?
The number of people who will stay in your house will bring various design considerations. The more people you have, the more area of sleeping space you will need. We will also create a design with clever storage solutions to meet the needs of more people.
The number of occupants may also impact the house size. In some cities in North Carolina, you have to provide 150 square feet for the first occupant. Each additional resident means adding 100 square feet to your house.
So we need to know how many people will live in the house to create the perfect design.
3. Are you going to live part-time or full-time in the property?
Some of our clients want to use their tiny houses as vacation homes or rental properties. Others prefer to live in their tiny houses full time.
A house for full-time residency needs to be sturdy and able to accommodate all your stuff. You will also need to consider other factors such as local climate. For example, scientists predict that precipitation and downpour will increase because of climate change in New Jersey.
So even your tiny house should be prepared to meet the challenges. We will design your house in a way that it can withstand the downpours and minimize water problems for you.
4. Do you prefer an on-grid or off-grid system?
Depending on your needs and availability of parking space, you may choose to go on-grid or off-grid.
Going off-grid means you don't have access to year round, reliable water or power sources. That means we have to design a house with off-grid systems. You should also know that off-grid systems increase the footprint inside your tiny home.
We will create a design with all necessary tanks and pumps in a manner that they don't eat up your valuable living space. So we need to know how you want to set up your systems before we start designing your home.
5. Do you have any special considerations in mind?
If you would like to add some details or design your house in a particular way, we need to know the details. For example, you may want to choose a specific type of roof for your house. Or, you may want your house to have a Victorian getup.
Your preferences will have a direct impact on the design. So it's imperative that you tell us if you have any special requirements for your house. Only then we can come up with a design that meets your expectations.
6. What is your budget?
Your budget plays an important role when it comes to designing your tiny home. You will need to select building materials and other components based on your budget. We recommend that you try to strike a balance between your needs and your budget for optimum results.
For example, a fully functional utility system may be more important than roof decks or skylights. But of course your individual needs may vary and you can have a lenient budget. Our designers will keep your budget in mind and create the best design to offer maximum functionality.
Just because you are compromising on space doesn't mean you also have to compromise on quality. We can also work with a small budget and create a house matching your needs and preferences.
The Blueprint to Give Shape to Your Dreams
We work with you to design your tiny home exactly the way you want it. We have a few steps in our process so let's take a quick look at them.
1. Understand Your Goals
Our project managers will sit with you and try to find out what you have in mind. We will ask you the questions discussed above to understand your goals. Only then we can create a tiny house that fits you perfectly.
We will also be able to personalize our design and match your preferences after getting all the information.
Now comes the step where we actually create the design. We can make a preliminary outline of your house so that everyone on our team knows what to aim for.
Our designers will create the floor plans and other design elements like walls, roofs and more. Each design is engineered for weight distribution and other nuances that affect your building. We will also select the proper materials to use for your house based on factors like climate.
You will be included in every step of the process so that you can get an idea about the final outcome. We can also make a light-traced rendering to bring 3D models into action. This service is suitable for homeowners who look for highly-realistic renders of their tiny home.
We can also go one step further and provide you with a 3D model after the floor plans are completed.
3. Final Refinement
The last stage involves refining the design so that you can account for every attachment and measurement method. If the need arises, our engineers will review the design and approve if the construction meets all applicable regulations.
After that, you can have the final design which can be used by any contractor to build your tiny house.
Why Choose New York Engineers?
Our architects and designers are here to help you with all your tiny house needs. We don't just help you create the perfect design, we also provide all consultation you need to develop your dream home.
Our architects can help you pick the right size for your tiny house after gathering all the required information. You can also let us know if you have a size in mind so that we can create a design around it.
We will help you design a home for your location whether you are located in New Jersey or Chicago. Our designs will are guaranteed to comply with all regulations and building codes across the different states. You can also get assistance for choosing and designing an on-grid or off-grid utility system.
Our designers use creative and out of the box thinking to make your tiny space feel like you. We can create spectacular exterior and interior design that makes your home stand out from the rest. You can also choose building materials, accessories and appliances based on your budget with our help. We can even assist you to zero in on the proper building techniques to safeguard your investment.
Our custom framing design and building plans enable you to execute the project with confidence. We include your must-haves in our design and always focus on multipurpose and functionality.
Let New York Engineers transform your tiny living into a grand living experience. We offer innovative solutions for homeowners with all types of budgets and needs.
Get in touch with us for a friendly consultation on your tiny home design.