faq

frequently asked questions

Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located in the Calgary/Cochrane area.

Q: Do you offer financing? Is there any kind of payment plan?
A: Yes! Please contact us for more info - info@blackbirdtinyhomes.com. Payment plan is 20% down to hold your place in line and so we can pre-order your custom built trailer, 50% at the start of the build, 20% at the halfway point and 10% upon completion.

Q: Can I get a mortgage for a Tiny Home?
A: If it is built on a trailer, no. You will need to apply for financing. If your tiny home is built on a permanent foundation, then yes.

Q: I'd like to be completely off-grid. Is this possible?
A: Yes, our homes can be designed for off-grid living. Propane, batteries, solar panels & generators in any combination will allow anyone to truly live off-grid.

Q: Do we have to choose from your floor plans or can we have something unique?
A: We have floor plans, but we can design a Tiny Home for you from scratch. We are a custom builder of Tiny Homes.

Q: Do you offer somewhere to live and park these homes?
A: No, we can't help you with that, sorry.

Q: Do your homes come with furniture?
A: No, we don't include any chairs, sofas, beds or anything like that.

Q: Can I hook up to regular utilities?
A: Yes, our homes come with RV style hookups for electrical, water and sewer (if flushing toilet).

Q: Where can I park it in the city?
A: That depends on which city you live in as they all have their own rules. As these homes are in the same class as RVs/Travel Trailers, typically the rules would apply the same way. Contact your local authorities for more info.

Q: What sizes do you build?
A: Typically anything from 16' to 40' long and everything in between.

Q: Do you also build shipping container homes?
A: Yes, we do!

Q: How much do these homes weigh?
A: Depends on the length, materials used and options chosen but typically starting around 8500 lbs and up to 18,000 lbs or more.

Q: How are these homes heated?
A: They can be heated with electric or propane heaters and well as wood stoves if desired.

Q: Is a building permit or moving permit required for your homes?
A: No, because it is on a trailer and we keep the sizes below these requirements, you don't need a permit.

Q: Where can I insure these homes?
A: Contact your local insurance company about insuring a travel trailer or home on wheels.

Q: Do you also deliver and how far do you deliver?
A: Yes we will deliver anywhere in Canada or the US and we use a professional truck delivery service. Contact us for a quote.

Q: Are these homes built to withstand cold Canadian winters?
A: Absolutely! We make sure the homes will not only last, but will keep you warm and toasty inside. We insulate typically R20 (min) upwards to R40.

Q: Is tax included in the price?
A: No GST is extra but because we are in Alberta, there is no PST unlike the other provinces.

Q: Do you build year round?
A: Yes, we can build them year round.