Tiny homes have this certain level of allure. These dwellings are small, mobile, and efficient. However, when it comes to creating a tiny home from the ground up, there can be a lot of myths, especially when it comes to plumbing.
Myth: You can't have plumbing in a tiny home.
One of the most prevailing myths about tiny homes is that they cannot have a legitimate plumbing setup at all. There is a common misconception that these small dwellings are usually just hooked up to some kind of water tank with a hose and do not have any real pipes or drains, but that is far from the truth. Unlike RVs, tiny homes usually get the full layout of plumbing fixtures so it is just as comfortable and like a regular home as possible.
Myth: You have so few plumbing fixtures in a tiny home, it is better to do it yourself.
It is relatively common for tiny home dwellers in the process of creating their new home to decide that they will do most of the work on their own. However, when it comes to plumbing your new tiny abode, it is actually best to bring in a professional. You may have fewer fixtures and lines, but you also have a lot of complications because of the lacking space.
Myth: Water heaters in a tiny home are just the same as any other.
It is really quite rare for a tiny home to be outfitted with a standard tank-style water heater because these units simply take up too much space. Most tiny homes will rely on on-demand water heaters because they are small enough to be contained in a cabinet or hanging out on a concealed wall. These smaller units are highly efficient, but they can be a little more complicated to install, so you should hire a plumber for help.
Myth: Indoor plumbing for your tiny home is really cheap.
You have a smaller home so it is easy to assume that the plumbing lines, fixtures, and elements must be really affordable. However, it is perfectly normal for it to cost about the same to plumb a tiny home as it does any ordinary or standard-sized home. While you may not need the same amount of lines and fixtures, the installation process can be more tedious and time-consuming, which means you may pay a little more for labor.Share