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 www.pplmotorhomes.com. 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.