Tiny Houses do not necessarily come with tiny price tags. You can spend as little as $20,000 for a build-it-yourself home and as much as $220,000 for a 400 square-foot luxury tiny house from Tiny Heirloom.
But whatever the price tag, all tiny houses have shared one problem: Affordable Insurance.
UCF signInsurance companies have been reluctant to insure tiny houses for two reasons; the lack of consistent building standards and no way to know if the standards had been adhered to.
But where there is a problem there is an opportunity, and an Apopka entrepreneur has devised a solution.
Robin Butler is the founder and president of the National Organization of Alternative Housing (NOAH). His firm is a client of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka.
NOAH has developed a set of standards and an inspection system that is beginning be accepted by the insurance industry.
NOAH announced today that the Foremost® Insurance Group will accept NOAH Certified Tiny Houses. Foremost® is a member of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies.