FAQ2018-08-27T15:10:09+00:00
What areas does Little House on the Trailer serve?2018-08-10T16:51:36+00:00

Little House on the Trailer can ship anywhere in California, but can only provide site services within one hour of Petaluma, CA. We can travel two hours from Petaluma for the service of moving a Little House from the street to the set up site and setting it level on stands. All other set up services would have to be provided by your local contractor.

Can my Little House be a custom floor plan?2018-08-10T17:13:47+00:00

Yes. We build every Little House to order. We have many floor plans on our website which can serve as a starting point for your custom design. An easy way to design at home is to choose a floor plan from the website that approximates your needs and print several copies which you can then cut and paste with scissors and scotch tape to construct your design. You can then take a picture of it and text it to me, Stephen Marshall at 415-233-0423

 

 

How much does a Little House cost?2018-08-10T17:20:00+00:00

Our base price is  $50,000 for a 4oo square foot Home Care Cottage, and $70,000 for a 1000 square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit.

See our Cost Page for a detailed breakdown.

How long will it take to get a permit for a Little House2018-08-10T17:26:49+00:00

The permit for a Home Care Cottage can be had on a same day basis if the application and documentation are complete. A doctor’s note, a floor plan and a plot plan along with application and a fee under $1000 are all that is needed.

For an Accessory Dwelling Unit on a permanent foundation you can expect it to take from three to six months, depending on the permitting agency’s process. The permit fee ranges from $16.000 tp $20,000 and requires an engineered foundation plan.

Are there special rules for unincorporated parts of Sonoma County?2018-08-10T17:34:07+00:00

Recreational Trailers enjoy a special use permit in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County for use as a Home Care Cottage. This permit requires a doctor’s note saying that the occupant is either giving or receiving Home Care. The county by law cannot require evidence of a medical condition. Home Care can be as simple as needing housekeeping assistance. The permit for a Home Care Cottage is under $1000 and can be had in as little as a week with proper documentation.

How do you get a permit?2018-08-10T17:35:06+00:00

We can obtain permits or you can work the process yourself. For a Home on a permanent foundation you can expect it to take from three to 6 months, depending on the permitting agency’s process. Having us do it costs about $3000,00 plus permit and document fees. Altogether the permitting process for a Home on a permanent foundation as an accessory dwelling unit in Sonoma County will cost about $20,000. The same process for a primary dwelling on unimproved land in Sonoma County will cost about $50,000.

Do you need permits for a Little House?2018-08-10T17:27:52+00:00

To comply with Sonoma County Building and Zoning Law, a permit is required for any habitation, which is usually defined by sleeping, bathing or cooking facilities. Check with your local agencies for details.