Every project is cohesively designed and built, right in my workshop, so there is usually a queue. Thus, I offer build 'slots'... typically two per quarter. A full build usually takes 10 weeks, but this can vary quite a lot depending on the complexity of the project.
Artistry, safety, and function are my first priorities. Zyl Vardos builds 100% custom projects, and builds them in the sequence they were booked. This means that I don't prefer to give firm delivery dates. I believe that prioritizing deadline (or profit) over all else pressures builders to use low quality building materials and cheap labor --and can also produce errors. A tiny bit of patience will result in a far better build for me AND you.
I typically ask for 20% down as a placeholder, 60% at project start, and the final 20% upon completion, and just prior to delivery. If you elect to cancel, the 20% down is generally considered non-refundable. You can reserve a build spot, even if you don't know exactly what you want included in your project. I do ask for a solid agreement about project specifics and inclusions 30 days in advance of the start of building.
Financing? Zyl Vardos is a small business, so we don't offer payments or financing. If on wheels, there are some third-parties that provide tiny house financing. If we are creating a house that will be placed on the ground, your local bank or credit union will be the best way to get a loan for your project.
If you live in WA, we will need to add sales tax to the total cost. The amount depends on what city you live in, but it usually about 8.9%.