Minimal Living Concepts - Planning & Construction Process
Process

Process

Execution Timeline

Phase 01
$250

Site Visit:

Allow our team of professionals to come by, analyze your property, complete our due diligence checklist, assemble your specific project scope, and prepare a refined quote for your project.​
Phase 02

Contract + Bid

Sit back while our team assembles a detailed construction agreement highlighting the final quote, proposed timelines, payment schedules, and all other contractual elements of the project.
Phase 03
15% Deposit

Permit Preparation:

With our agreement in place, the team at Minimal HQ hits the ground sprinting to prepare your complete permit package including all of the necessary lot studies, engineering and architectural documentation, soil testing, and planning essentials needed to acquire your approved permit.
Phase 04

Permit Submittal & Tracking:

Our dedicated team will submit and manage this permitting process from start to finish. We make sure to submit all of the required documentation in our permitting package and always do our best to turn around revision requests as quickly as possible. Expect to hear from us once or twice per month throughout the permitting stage to cover any meaningful updates.
Phase 05
35% Payment

Permit Approval:

Upon receiving an approved permit, we initiate your entire construction planning process and schedule. We immediately order all large-scope materials for the project to avoid construction delays due to lead times and begin our work.
Phase 06
20%, 20%, 10% Payment

Product Construction:

Our team of builders and project managers work diligently to maintain schedules, communicate effectively, and to construct a high quality unit. As the customer, you will receive a construction schedule and updates as the project progresses. Progress payments are processed as key benchmarks are completed within your project's construction timeline.

Process Timeline

Our process is designed to deliver a premium minimal living concept with ease. This timeline is based on our Flex model.

180

days

Planning

30 days

Permitting

45 days

Constuction

2-3 month

Process Timeline

Our process is designed to deliver a premium minimal living concept with ease. This timeline is based on our Live model.

180

days

Planning

30 days

Permitting

3-4 month

Constuction

3 month

Process Timeline

Our process is designed to deliver a premium minimal living concept with ease. This timeline is based on our Dwell model.

240

days

Planning

30 days

Permitting

3-4 month

Constuction

4-5 month

Process Timeline

Our process is designed to deliver a premium minimal living concept with ease. This timeline is based on our Resi model.

270

days

Planning

30 days

Permitting

3-6 month

Constuction

6-7 month
  • Flex Flex
  • Live Live
  • Dwell Dwell
  • Resi Resi

FAQs

  • Are these container, modular, or prefabricated homes?

    Our units are built on site using traditional construction methods. Although we can appreciate a cool container or efficient modular, we believe in using optimized, traditional construction methods. Traditional construction methods are accepted and easily permitted in every city, neighborhood, and municipality within the Valley. The same cannot be said for alternative building methods. Additionally, banks will not finance many modular, container, or prefabricated homes because they are movable in nature. Traditional construction adds greater value to your existing property and more financing opportunities for our customers. It is our opinion, that on-site construction delivers the highest quality product for the best possible value.

  • Do you handle the permitting process?

    We handle it all. Starting with the site plan, grading & drainage plan, architectural documentation, and structural engineering. We carry the project through the entire permitting process before seeing your project through construction. We also keep you up to speed on how the permitting process is moving along!

  • How long does it take to build?

    Construction timelines depend on your unit type and your local permitting process. Our best-selling Flex, Live, and Dwell products are typically permitted and built between 5-7 months.  For more information on timelines, visit individual product pages and our process section.

  • Are these customizable?

    Our units are customizable on a case-by-case basis. We typically accommodate customizations relating to floor plans but we do not supply finish selections outside of our pre-selected packages. Custom floor plans and structural changes require a $5,000 fixed fee.

  • Do these have a warranty?

    Per the State of Arizona, for 2 years after the completion date of your new build home, it is our responsibility to fix any snags or defects, as long as you submit those issues within this warranty period. Additionally, many of the products supplied in our units come with a substantial warranty. These are available upon request.
  • Do these offer financing?

    Although Minimal does not yet offer in house financing, we do have several financing partners that would be happy to meet with you. Many of our clients perform a cash-out refinance or HELOC in order to finance their Minimal Living Concept. Speak with our sales team to be introduced to some of our certified lenders.

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Contact us

Reach out today to learn all about our products, process, and to explore a Minimal project together. Our local Arizona team will reach out to you within 24hrs to answer any questions you may have and to help arrange a tour before we schedule a feasibility study on your property.