Tiny Homes on Wheels (THOWs)

Tiny Homes offer minimalist living & travel with opportunity to creatively design your living space. Unlike traditional RVs, they are typically designed with an open floor plan which does not have the cluttered feel of a traditional RV. Since they need to fit on a trailer to travel, they are typically 8 to 8 & 1/2 feet wide with as much upward development of space as possible.

Legally, Tiny Homes on Wheels (THOWs) are recreational vehicles and must meet the standards established for RVs.  I wondered how to tell if a Tiny House I might buy would be well built, and learned that safety, construction, and energy efficiency standards need to be met which include a thorough inspection in order to be certified.