Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular, with people often seeing them as a budget-friendly alternative to a traditional house. They are purpose-built and tend to have the same fundamental features of a traditional dwelling but on a much smaller scale.
We have been lucky enough to be a part of a few tiny home builds, and designing the electrical is exactly the same as a traditional house on a smaller scale. When budgeting for your tiny home's electrical, depending on what you are including in your home, we recommend a budget of between $5,000 - $7,000. You also need to take into account things like power supply to the tiny home, septic systems and mains installation (all the things that are already there when you purchase a traditional home). Of course, there are always alternatives such as solar, running off a caravan cable or holding tanks for filtration systems.
There are also plenty of ways to "jazz" up a tiny home. Instead of traditional lighting, Led strips are a great way of making your house look clean without the busyness of lights in the ceiling. Black switchgear looks amazing with wood finishing instead of your standard white power points. It's also about being smart with your power supply. The more things you have installed the bigger your supply to your tiny house needs to be. So, for example, gas cooking and hot water would be smarter than your traditional power-supplied cooktop and water.
Blackout Electric can put together a design for you and work within your budget to get you the tiny house of your dreams.