5 differences between tiny house shell and stick-built homes

Aug 29, 2022

Home buying isn’t easy, especially if you are looking for DIY cabin kits to downsize and live comfortably. However, the tiny house shell is a hot favorite among Americans as they are durable, easier to maintain, and comes with all amenities at a reasonable rate. In addition, the affordable tiny house kits are a superior alternative to stick-built homes. Here are a few reasons to invest in the tiny home kits for sale from BOSS and not to choose the stick-built ones.

  1. Durability 

The DIY cabin kits are highly durable and have a 3-year warranty. The walls and roofs are made from galvanized ASTM-certified steel to offer optimal protection and strength. The durable prefab structures are fire-resistant, CA-certified, and FM-approved. The doors are 36” with a deadbolt locking system and are ADA-compliant. The windows have a double pane locking system to ensure complete protection against intruders at night.

On the other hand, stick-built homes have wooden roofs and walls that are not durable, resulting in bowing, rotting, molding, and attracting termites. In addition, the stick-built homes with wooden structures are not resistant to fire or moisture. The stick-built houses need waterproofing and painting for longevity, unlike customized BOSS homes that are already pre-painted and have water-resistant qualities.

  1. Thermal Insulation 

The tiny house shell offers excellent home-grade PIR insulation and is highly energy-efficient. In addition, the 2” walls meet and exceed Title 24 certification and control climatic fluctuations. On the other hand, stick-built homes with wooden structures have poor insulation, as the 4” walls barely meet Title 24 certification. Made with 30% recycled materials, the affordable tiny home kits from BOSS have a low carbon footprint and are an eco-friendly choice compared to wooden stick-built houses.

  1. Maintenance 

Get the low-maintenance tiny home kits from BOSS rather than investing blindly in stick-built houses. The tiny home kits for sale have the standard or customizable size and come in various dimensions, shapes, and layouts. With less space to clean, the maintenance gets easier. The tiny home kits also do not mold, rot, or attract moisture, making the upkeep simpler. On the other hand, traditional stick-built homes are high maintenance as the wooden structures are combustible, prone to rotting, molding, and attracting moisture and termites. In addition, stick-built homes require professional care for longevity, which can increase the expenditure in the long run.

  1. Installation 

It takes only 3 days to install the tiny home kits perfectly. You can hire 2 skilled workers or get a friend to help install the kits. The DIY home kits have a fast Lego-like assembling system which ensures a quick setup devoid of hassles. On the other hand, stick-built homes have a conventional, laborious, and slow installation procedure that requires extra labor and more time.

  1. Cost

Did you know BOSS has now teamed up with CustomFin to offer home loans with interest rates as low as 3.99%? In addition, tiny homes are more affordable than stick-built ones as they are comparatively low maintenance and the quick, affordable installation further reduces the expenditure.

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