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I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby adriepie0_o » April 16th, 2019, 11:18 pm

I am low income young person and not a professional builder by any means but I want to build and own my home, no matter how small it is, debt free. I designed it already and I am in the process of consulting a draughtsman for the official building plans. Anyway, I need land to build on. Now I am not well off but I am willing to invest the little money I have into a plot of land. The thing is since the house will be no bigger than 500 sft., I only need 1000 sft. of land or less. Where can I buy that small of a plot of land for a reasonable price because I really don't know if it is even available to me. This is my first home so I need some guidance.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » April 16th, 2019, 11:27 pm

Are you willing to post the design you did here?

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby Rory Phoulorie » April 17th, 2019, 6:06 am

adriepie0_o wrote:. . . I designed it already and I am in the process of consulting a draughtsman for the official building plans. . . .

:| Please consult, or have your draughtsman consult, TTS 599: 2006 - Guide to Design and Construction of Small Buildings, before you even commence your construction. Please ensure that your design conforms to the recommendations given in this design guide.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » April 17th, 2019, 6:44 am

your budget for the lot of land?

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby ron_28 » April 17th, 2019, 7:23 am

Rory Phoulorie wrote:
adriepie0_o wrote:. . . I designed it already and I am in the process of consulting a draughtsman for the official building plans. . . .

:| Please consult, or have your draughtsman consult, TTS 599: 2006 - Guide to Design and Construction of Small Buildings, before you even commence your construction. Please ensure that your design conforms to the recommendations given in this design guide.


Where can I get a copy of this?
is it similar to TTBS Small Building Code?

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby Rory Phoulorie » April 17th, 2019, 7:53 am

ron_28 wrote:Where can I get a copy of this?
is it similar to TTBS Small Building Code?

It is the same document, just with the correct title. "Small Building Code" is a misnomer.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby VexXx Dogg » April 17th, 2019, 9:44 am

It's very unlikely you will get land that size to buy. 1000sqft?


I don't know if you can find other likeminded people, chip in and buy a lot, then subdivide. T&C has limitations on subdivisions?

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby ADONI » April 17th, 2019, 10:00 am

OP, ah squatting on a piece of land and for the right price, I am willing to sell. Good thing it close to a river, so come rainy season, the structure can get wash away and you would be valid for a HDC.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby ru$$ell » April 17th, 2019, 10:44 am

storage container build is a good venture to look at

EDIT: shipping container
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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby Rovin » April 17th, 2019, 10:59 am

afaik land in T&T sells by d lot which 50'x100' so i doubt u gonna find somebody willing to sell like 1\2 a lot ...

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby gt4tified » April 17th, 2019, 1:04 pm

OP, look at the option of leasing land...there are a couple state programs e.g. land for the landless etc that it doesn't hurt to sign up for. The key is to follow up on your application.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby Kronik » April 17th, 2019, 1:54 pm

VexXx Dogg wrote:It's very unlikely you will get land that size to buy. 1000sqft?


I don't know if you can find other likeminded people, chip in and buy a lot, then subdivide. T&C has limitations on subdivisions?
There is a minimum size for a lot where you can build on, and a lot can only have one structure on it

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby adnj » April 17th, 2019, 3:55 pm

One common financial mistake is rushing to build or buy a home. That said, if you build a home that has limited sales potential, you may end up with a house that you can only give away.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby The_Honourable » April 17th, 2019, 4:48 pm

As mentioned above OP, what's your budget to buy land? Also, what about location? Don't be too desperate to buy land and find yourself in a trap. Plenty fraud going on out there with property.

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Re: I want to build a Small/Tiny Home but I need some guidance

Postby Monkey Man » April 17th, 2019, 9:27 pm

Are you a tiny human?

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