Tiny House Living

Concept, Design and Development

Tiny House Living

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The Movement

In an era of consumption and skyrocketing house prices, a new social movement for freer, simpler living has emerged. Single or new families are moving into a compact space that are custom-made to fulfill their needs

Introduction

The Tiny House movement is redefining what it means to build a house by focusing on scale, financial, environmental, and social impact.

What is Tiny House movement?

The Tiny House movement is an architectural movement that advocated living in spaces ranging from 100 to 400 square feet. The houses can be any shape or size focusing on a simplified living.

Tiny Houses are also known as:

The movement for sustainable environments has the potential to trigger positive economic and environmental change.

Benefits of going Tiny

Tiny house is becoming increasingly popular for their novelty appeal and for the allure of their;

  • Smaller sizes
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced environmental impact,
  • And a simpler lifestyle

Scaling down of square footage results in

The Reduced Carbon Footprint

  • Decreased maintenance
  • Little debt / lower taxes
  • Mobility
  • Self sufficiency
  • Reduced carbon footprint

The Reduced Carbon Footprint

Smaller houses mean:
  • Less lumber and other building materials
  • Smaller and fewer appliances
  • Less space to heat and cool
  • Cutting a home’s size reduces lifecycle emissions
  • Environmental benefits of downsizing: reduced electricity and fuel use
  • 80% of greenhouse gas emissions during a home’s 70-year life are attributed to electricity and fuel consumption
  • Because of their size, many tiny houses are built from recycled materials

Challenges

What prevents Malaysians from adopting the Tiny House movement?
  • No land available
  • Unaware of possible avenues of funding
  • Ready-made market solutions don’t fit requirements
  • Uncertainty of who to consult if they want one
  • Legal hindrances: rejection of approval, improper documentation, zoning, etc.
  • Misconception of tiny houses as downsizing to low grade housing alternative
  • Unfamiliarity of collaborative approach with parties in the eco-system

Stakeholder Benefits

Investor (Individual & Corporate)

Investor (Individual & Corporate)

  • Own unit(s) in a special purpose community development
  • Contribute, donate, or sponsor a charity-purposed community development
  • Partner in an eco-resort development
Landowner

Landowner

  • Generate income via land lease revenue
  • Develop idle land into a tiny house eco-resort community
  • Joint venture as a partner in an eco-resort
Homeowner

Homeowner

  • Lower home ownership cost
  • Live/participate in a special focus community, live off-grid
  • Move in faster into a new home
Programme Owner

Programme Owner

  • Lower roll out cost aided by program partnership
  • Shorter timeline for program deployment

Package combination

Program Types

Program #01:

Own & Live
For Clients looking for outright purchase.

  • EDV structure design of choice
  • 200 SF to 400 SF with eco-fittings included
  • Higher price option for customised interior design

Program #02:

Rent-to-Own
For Clients looking to purchase by installments

  • Down payment of 10% and 1+1 security deposit
  • Options of 24 months or 36 months’ Rent-to-Own programme
  • Credit card instalment or bank standing instruction
  • Bank charges applies. Interest-free payment via certain banks

Program #03:

Leasing Program
For proposals with Government as End-clients

  • EDV assist in securing 50% to 75% of funding
  • Leasing period of at least 10 years
  • Monthly rental of land for Zero Investment by Landowner
  • 50-50 Profit Sharing model with EDV House Asset Owner for Landowner and Operator

Program #04:

Land Share / Space Share Program
For selected Private, Corporate & Government Clients

  • For urban or suburban space and/or unused land space that can leased out for short term stay
  • Rental for the use of land/space will be paid monthly by EDV
  • Leasing period with EDV for at least 2 years
  • Only for selected clients

Program #05:

Asset Owner Program
For Investor looking to invest on EDV Houses & earn revenue as Asset Owner

  • EDV structure design of choice. A 200 SF to 600 SF
  • Investment of RM50,000 to RM150,000, depending on design. Payback on investment of around 12 to 24 months
  • A minimum of 5 years tie-up
  • EDV promotes, markets & manages property at agreed duration and fee
  • Monthly revenue obtained through short-term stay customers

Program 06:

Land Rental / JV Program
For Clients looking for outright purchase

  • EDV assist in securing 50% to 75% of funding
  • Leasing period of at least 10 years
  • Monthly rental of land for Zero Investment by Landowner
  • 50-50 Profit Sharing model with EDV House Asset Owner for Landowner and Operator

Project Applications

Project implementation is based on the client’s package selection.

Target Market

  • Homestay owner OR operator
  • Eco-Communities developer OR operator

Marketing

  • Tap and ride on Airbnb platform OR ECODWELL Venture website

Feature

  • Tiny houses are made self-sufficient with the integration of Aqua Phonics system and Eco Waste Management System to make it fully inclusive and sustainable

Ideal Project Space

  • Student education camps
  • Corporate team-building retreat
  • Private homeowner looking to own a house and part of an Eco-Community living

Target Market

  • Owner OR operator of resorts with chalets, lodges, or campsites

Features

  • ECODWELL Houses can be installed on both land and water
  • Potentially located close to eco-attractions, i.e., waterfalls, wetlands, and many others
  • Attractive financial scheme making it affordable to own

Ideal Project Space

  • Project for private landowner OR state government OR government-linked agencies
  • Landowner, asset owner and operator who owns single or multiple entities

Target Market

  • Individuals looking for affordable homes
  • Young professionals starting out in life
  • Orchard owners looking to live onsite

Marketing

  • Tap and ride on Airbnb platform OR ECODWELL Venture website

Cost

  • Affordable price range starting from RM50,000

Ideal Project Space

  • Community living in rural areas
  • Rural homes
  • Areas where there is no electricity or utilities

Going Off-The-Grid or Going Off-Grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on public utilities. Off-grid homes aim to achieve autonomy; they do not rely on municipal water supply, sewer, gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services.

The tiny house design movement celebrates the innovation of maximum usable space in minimum footprint, matching the modern day need for sustainable housing. It also supports the opportunity to go off-the-grid.

Tiny houses are entirely self-sustainable and can be placed on beautiful parcels of land anywhere in the country. It is also effortlessly designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape.

Now, individuals, couples, and families can disconnect from city life and escape into the country’s most stunning and stimulating landscapes with off-grid, sustainable and eco-friendly tiny houses.

Product - Market Categories

Tiny Houses can be built in different combinations of material, form, terrain, and consumer segments.
Here are segments EDV is offering to cater for different uses:

Starter Pack

  • Affordable home for modern couples
  • Special-use backyard structures: studio, gym, guest house, etc.
  • Modular: add on when the needs arise

Eco-Getaways

  • Green resorts for eco-tourism industry
  • Suitable for homestay chalets and agro-tourism villages
  • Sustainability features to attract tourist and investor’s interest

Disaster Shelter

  • Short-term emergency housing for disaster relief
  • Social housing solution, community living
  • Fast, temporary, and reusable solution

Future Living

  • Connected Living for tech-savvy families
  • IoT-enabled features: net-zero energy, e-Health, and home automation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Any commercial site with TNB tariff code B, C1 AND C2.
  • Any industrial site with TNB tariff code D, E1, E2 AND E3.
  • Any agricultural site with TNB tariff code H.
  • A typical investor (RPVI) will invest on a site with a minimum 50kwp installation.
  • This is equivalent to an installation area of 230 m2 (approximately 2,300[2]
  • This is equivalent to minimum bill amount of RM 3,000.00 per month under tariff code B
  • The PPA duration is anywhere between 21 to 25 years;
  • A shorter PPA can be negotiated between the site owner and the RPVI on case per case basis
  • The solar PV system will be handed over to the site owner at no cost; OR
  • The site owner can opt to continue the concession under a new PPA
  • There will be a novation clause in the PPA that transfers the asset to the new owner.
  • The original owner may opt to purchase the solar PV system at the agreed price calculated based on balance cost of the system during the tenured (seling) year.
  • The original owner may opt to cancel the agreement. Should this be the case, a penalty clause apply that includes costs to remove the solar PV system from the site and corresponding logistics.
  • Yes, You will need to get a written consent from the sute owner allowing for the installation of the solar PV system on the premise; you will also need to show documentation of tenancy agreement of long lease of the site with the owner.
  • No. You will get one electricity bill under the program.
  • The bill will detail the consumption of solar energy in which the payment is calculated using the discounted solar tariff. The bill will also detail the consumption of energy from the TNB grid that is calculated using the normal tariff (based on code).
  • Yes. The solar energy harvested will provide energy to electricity consumed for the common area usage. The solar energy harvested does not cover individual residential electricity usage.
  • Yes, if the land has ongoing business or agriculture activity that consumes electricity from TNB
  • No, if the land is empty with no ongoing business or agriculture activity that consumes electricity from TNB.
  • Two agreement. First agreement is a tripartite agreement between RPVI, Site owner and TNB to allow TNB to collect payment on behalf of the RPVI.
  • Second agreement is the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between site owner and the RPVI detailing the terms and conditions of the 21 years concession program.
  • Yes. Site will still get electricity supply from TNB as the solar power will only be supplied during the day.
  • Site will obtain power from TNB during the night an dduring times where the site consumes more energy than the solar energy can supply.
  • All on going maintenance and insurance will be fully paid by the RPVI during the whole duration of the concession.
  • Site owner and RPVI will need to work out a schedule for maintenance work.
  • Solar PV system maintenance will be done twice yearly with maintenance covering cleaning and checking of the system and structures.
  • Insurance cover for damage of solar PV system, roof and public liability.
  • Site owner will enjoy up to 20% discounted tariff based on the solar energy harvested. For a tariff code B, this equates to a discount of up to RM 0.10/kWp per month.
  • This can equal up to 20% in financial savings from the monthly TNB bill.
  • The discounted tariff offered will stand for the whole duration of the concession and will not be subjected to any tariff hike.
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