FAQ

Tiny house Hungary

Yes, your tiny house will be furnished according to your taste and ready to move in.

A full B + E driving licence is required to tow the tiny house.

The classification of your tiny house depends entirely on the location, including the zoning of the site. This classification can be determined by the local government and they will also be able to inform you regarding any necessary permits you might need. Please, check this carefully before acquiring a tiny house. For more information, see the ‘Rules and Regulations around Tiny Houses’ below.

It largely depends on the chosen tiny house model, including the equipment and other appliances. The structure can be built as fast as 60 days but a ready-to-move-in tiny house can take up to 120 days after the design plans have been approved, in case of a fully customised tiny house.

Our prices are based on the chosen model and its equipment, including appliances. The structure itself can be built for as low as €30,000 but a ready-to-move-in tiny house with off-grid equipment can go up to €190,000. Try our unique tiny house configurator which can help determine the price of your ideal tiny house.

Yes, our tiny houses can be delivered anywhere. Once we know where the final destination is, you can request your tiny house to be delivered safely by the help of our superstructure design. We also conduct a field inspection before securing the tiny house against the trailer to ensure that we can undertake the transportation securely.

There is a 5 year warranty on the structure, water and gas pipes, the electrical wiring, windows and doors, and the roofing. Household appliances are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, which is between 1 and 5 years depending on the manufacturer and model.

Yes, we are able to build your tiny house to be completely off-grid. Our off-grid package comes with the following features: water tanks for fresh and grey water, cassette or compost toilet, water pumps, gas bottles for heating and hot water, gas hob, absorption refrigerator and isolated photovoltaic system.

Yes, our tiny houses are built to endure all seasons. Since the tiny house is attached to a trailer, it makes them more resistant against strong winds and it provides greater protection against earthquakes, for example. They are also insulated against cold winters and hot summers – you can choose your insulation through our configurator.

Yes, all of our tiny houses are built to be easily removable from the trailer with the help of four levelling feet.

There are many questions about tiny houses, where, how and according to which laws they can be used. Here we have compiled many frequently asked questions and answers on tiny house rules and regulations. Many of these answers were researched by lawyers.
 
First, how to define tiny houses?
Their length is usually 6 to 9 meters but the entire assembly (the tiny house with its trailer included) can even be 18.75 meters long!
  • Width: 2.55 meters
  • Height: 3 or 4 meters (personal vehicles are permitted to tow a trailer that is maximum 3-meter-high and light trucks or trucks can tow up to 4-meter-high trailers)
  • Weight: depends on the model but turnkeys are between 3,100 kg to 3,500 kg. This includes the weight of the underlying trailer.
     
Traffic rules concerning the trailer
Traffic law considers the trailer a separate unit. They are tested and permitted to carry 3,500kg. The trailers come with its own license plates. This is important because it helps to define tiny houses in legal terms.
 
Rules concerning the tiny house
According to Hungary’s Decree No. 5/1990. (IV. 12.) KöHÉM of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Construction on Technical Inspections of Road Transport Vehicles the trailer carrying the tiny house must have an EC type-approval certificate. But the the tiny house itself does not need such a certificate as it is not considered a ’vehicle’. It does not qualify as a caravan, because a caravan is a structure built on a chassis with wheels (one or more axles) and intended for human habitation. In this case, these tiny houses are not built on a chassis and they are separate units. The house is only the "cargo" during transportation.
Therefore, the tiny house is not considered to be a caravan by the law. And it is not a building either because according to the Hungarian construction act’s 1.1. definition for what makes a building, it is “created by construction activity or delivered to the construction site as a finished product – regardless of its purpose, structural solution, material, level of preparation and extent – all fixed technical works that are created by changing the ground level, the water or the soil below them, or the air space above them through the building process (“building” here describes both buildings and public works, such as bridges).
Based on this definition, the tiny house is not considered a ‘building’ nor a ‘caravan’. It is mobile and not attached to any land.
The tiny house can be parked on land and used as a "caravan", stored on a trailer. But always check with your municipality what they do and do not permit. Tiny houses can also be lifted off its trailer, installed on concrete blocks or bricks. In this case, the tiny house would be classified as a mobile home. If local building regulations does not permit ‘caravans’ to be stored a certain way, these rules would not apply to tiny houses because they are not caravans. As long as the tiny house is attached to its trailer when it is temporarily connected to the utility network, it would not be classified as a building. This is the same as connecting a caravan to 230 V at the campsite. When doing so, the caravan does not get reclassified as a building.
What is most important is to always check with your local municipality or local building code. Contacting the local mayor's office can provide the most comprehensive information on whether a building permit is required, and if it may be required, whether in your circumstances it is possible for them to grant you an exception. For example, German residents could read about their general legislations on Tiny Houses here: Straßentaugliches Tiny House laut Gesetz - TinyHouseHelden (tiny-house-helden.de)
 
Towing the tiny houses
Based upon European Union driving rules (including Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein), these are the following rules.
Our tiny houses’ trailers are classified as heavy trailers because they carry a 3,500 kg maximum weight. A B driver's license allows you to tow a trailer with a 750 kg maximum weight. This is the total weight. So if the trailer is carrying 50 kg, the trailer itself cannot weigh more than 700 kg (50 kg + 700 kg = 750 kg).
Therefore someone with solely a B driver’s license is not permitted to tow these tiny houses.
With a B+E driver’s license, you can tow up to the 3,500 kg maximum weight. Like with a B driver’s license, this is the total weight, including the weight of the trailer and its cargo. So someone with a B+E driver’s license can tow these tiny houses.
It is also important to also double check your towing vehicle’s driving manual for additional information. Keep in mind that a trailer weighing 3,500 kg (regardless of the actual load) can only be towed with a vehicle that weights 3,500 kg or more.
Towing vehicles capable, and also permitted, to tow 3,500 kg gross weight could include larger SUVs, pickup trucks, and small trucks. It’s also important to highlight that while the European Union (Commission Regulation EU No 1230/2012, section 1.1.3) permits individuals to tow trailers that are up to 4 meters in height, some countries may pose further restrictions. For example, according to Hungarian traffic law (KRESZ), SUVs, pickup trucks, and small trucks used as personal vehicles are only allowed to tow a trailer with a maximum 3 meter height. One needs an N1 vehicle type to be permitted to tow a 4 meter trailer. It is important to check if your country has additional restrictions on top of the European Union’s 1230/2012 ruling.