Fixed foundation -or- can be loaded upon a trailer
Standard flush, composting or incinerating (our top recommend!) toilet
Flat/Roof top terrace
Sliding Door Long End Location
Designed for Tall People
You can use your Model One Modern Dwelling as an ADU, your next rental, guest suite, additional living space, mother-in-law unit, or for you to live in full-or-part-time.
Here are the top 5 reasons why a Modern Dwelling Model One may be the perfect fit for you:
For the Model One, we recommend closed-cell spray foam with a high-R rating to eliminate any potential condensation issues and to create a soundproof quality while adding structural integrity.
We recommend shipping containers made out of Corten steel. Corten steel self-arrests the rust, which is why they are used on the high seas today to transport goods across the world. We also recommend that you paint it black with an enamel-based paint.
It is movable should you choose to do so. The appropriate sized tilt-bed tow truck can move Modern Dwelling Model One readily depending on your location and access. Due to the weight of the Model One, it’s recommended that you have a trained professional or a company specializing in shipping to move your Modern Dwelling.
Please check with your city or county to determine if a permit is required for your property. Modern Dwellings Model One are permitted in the same way as any modular or pre-fab structure. The plans system is engineered which should make the permit process easier. Whether or not to secure permits is up to each individual owner.
Yes – water, electrical and sewer (if you’re going with the flush toilet option) hook-ups are necessary. You may choose to use a composting or incinerating toilet instead. Check with local building jurisdiction on regulations if you plan on permitting your tiny home.
For the water hook-up you only need a garden hose hook-up. For the electrical, all that is needed is an electrical outlet with a dedicated 20amp circuit.