Basic Answers about plumbing and electricity

How does the plumbing work?
All of our houses on wheels are plumbed to be connected to public water and sewer. The water comes in through a white RV hose, and leaves via an RV sewer valve (see pictures). A sewer hose would connect the house to the sewer. In the event you aren't connected to the sewer, we recommend a portable tank (or two) as seen on Depending on your specific needs, we could include a standard, compost, or RV-type toilet. We recommend that you consult with a green building professional to help with green alternatives such as gray water systems, water catches, etc.
What is the setup for electricity?
It is easy -- all of our small houses on wheels are wired for electricity and ready to be plugged in through a plug on the outside. It is up to you to determine the source of that electricity. You could power the house using a standard AC plug-in, or even better, via a solar electric system with an inverter.


What appliances are included?
Most of our houses on wheels include a two-burner stove, an under-counter refrigerator, a bar sink, an RV on-demand hot water heater, and a propane boat heater. We can certainly work with you if you have specific needs for built-in appliances.
What about heating and cooling?
Tumbleweed Tiny Houses are very well insulated, easy to heat and cool, and meet the State of California's strict residential energy efficiency standards. I typically spent less than $170 (total) on propane to heat my tiny house during the brutal winters in Iowa. In Olympia, Washington, Dee spends an average of $5/month on propane for heating her tiny home.

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