One beauty of the tiny home lifestyle is that you cut down on precious resources like water, but this does not mean that you have to learn to live without it. Having sufficient water for daily need is probably the most important essential of a Tiny house and requires careful planning. Getting the water in and out of a tiny house is a little complicated than what people are used to when living in regular homes. Lets take a look on how do tiny houses get water?
Before looking for a water source, you need to have water storage capacity for your tiny house. One common practice is installing a tank into your tiny house in a way that it can easily get connected to an outside water source. As evident from the name, tiny houses are short on space, and the water tank will fill a valuable part of your space. In addition to the tank, you also need a water pump to circulate water throughout the home. Make sure to have all the arrangements in place to connect your water tanks with different water sources like a water tanker, RV hookup, a simple hose etc. Depending on the size, you can get a pair of water tank and pump between $700 to $1500.
Sources of freshwater
Direct town-water line
Unless you want to go completely off-grid and don’t move too often with your tiny house, best connect your water tank with a nearby public water source. The price to source water from town supply depends on where you live, but it can certainly save you are a lot of daily hassle. You can also look for a water truck to fill your home’s water tank, but that’s an expensive solution and requires you to have a large storage capacity.
You can choose to connect your water tank to the nearby RV grid using a simple hose pipe. A regular hose pipe is available for less than $40, and the heated ones can go up to $100 if you are located at a place with freezing temperature.
Humans don’t produce any water and entirely depends on what nature has to offer. If you are lucky enough to live in a place with a lot of rainfall, why not go to the basics and collect natural water. You can make one of yours, but there are systems available to collect rainwater pass it through a filtration process before filling your water tank.
Digging a water-well sounds fascinating and can address your water worries forever, but this option is only viable if you own the land and plan to live in your tiny house permanently. You might have to obtain permission from local administration, and remember the average price per square foot drill is $35.
Useful fact: The average bath uses about 30 gallons of water; that’s cruel, isn’t it? In a tiny house lifestyle, you should adapt to bath in not more than 5 gallons. Trust me; it is possible without compromising the quality of your bath.