It’s simple: tiny homes are for the most part built on an RV park model platform. To be certified and labeled as an RV, you must have a third party inspection regime, just like a home. Every Sweet-Haus tiny cabin is certified by the RV Industry Association. The inspector will come inside the plant and inspect the home from A to Z. They issue labels to the manufacturer that certifies it meets NFPA 70 Electrical requirements, gas, plumbing, ingress/egress, etc. Once the home passes inspection, we place an RVIA silver label to the panel box. This helps with financing, appreciation, safety and overall credibility of your building. If the builder is not willing to invest in the time and procedures then you should steer clear. Sweet-Haus is the only manufacturer in South Carolina that is RVIA certified.
Fun fact: Most local municipalities are adopting RVIA as their building code for tiny homes.