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. My structures are built to last many decades, up to the better part of a lifetime... just keep that in mind. New designs usually take a little longer to assemble than those I have built before.
I typically ask for 20% down as a placeholder, 60% at project start, and the final 20% upon completion, just prior to delivery. If you elect to cancel, the 20% placeholder 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 are a resident of 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%.