Getting a tiny house trailer registered can be a complex component (and potential hurdle) to transporting a tiny house. After selecting and purchasing a tiny house trailer, the next step is to register the trailer. [Read more…]
To project the house against water the sheathing needs to be wrapped and taped at the seams, unless of course you have the money within your budget to use the zip system. As it was mentioned in the sheathing post, looking back the zip system would have been a better option for this project. However, you live and you learn!
In deciding to sheath the exterior of the home I had two options. My initial decision was to sheath the house using the Zip System. The reason that I went with sheathing and house wrap was because of cost. Also, it helped keep down the weight. Looking back I wish I went with the Zip System. But it’s okay, that is for the next tiny house.
Alas, the final layout of your home has come together. You have built the subfloor, and how it’s time to add three-dimensional shape by constructing the walls of your tiny house on wheels. Here are things to consider when you are ready to put the walls of your tiny house on wheels into place.
The subfloor serves as the layer upon which your whole house is built. This step is crucial in creating a level, sturdy surface to the rest of the house to sit on. After configuring which Rvalue of insulation would work good in the tiny house, we waded through the different insulation options from spray foam to blue jean. This determined what size floor joists we would be using (2 x 4 or 2 x 6).
Tiny House Summer Camp with Derek “Deek” Diedricksen was a more than memorable experience. This is the third workshop I have completed with Deek. Each time I enjoy connecting with other attendees, working with his team, and building unique projects! [Read more…]
Tomorrow is the first of two days I will be spending with Deek from Relax Shacks. During this workshop I’ll be learning more building techniques and other skills that involves repurposing material. This will be my second workshop with Deek and his crew. The last workshop we built an “Art Cabin” in Putnam, CT. This was a three day workshop that was very beneficial in networking and also learning how to handle tools. [Read more…]
Today I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Vera Stuck and her Silver Bullet Tiny House North of Boston, MA. This is the third time I have had the opportunity to work with Vera. After she guest spoke at the workshop hosted by Relax Shacks, I signed up for a workshop with Vera to discuss more about the tiny house lifestyle and what to consider when about to embark on this journey. [Read more…]
It was my honor to have had the experience in a workshop with Deek Diedricksen, the infamous man behind Relax Shacks! He’s a notable influencer of the tiny house movement, inspiring individuals in various ways to get creative, thrifty, and dirty. During the three day workshop we built a cabin for the Empty Spaces Project in Putnam, CT. The cabin had a shed roof, reclaimed door, reclaimed slider door as a window, polycarbonate TV window, dismantled bunk bed for seating, and other features of the home that truly made the cabin itself a work of it.