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Tiny Houses - Tiny Home Builders

Tiny Houses - Tiny Home Builders
What is a tiny house? A tiny house is a small house that is sized such that it can fit on a trailer. In most areas this means that it can’t be bigger than 8 feet 6 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, and 40 feet long. The houses are built on trailers since they are too small to be allowed as permanent structures according to most local code enforcement agencies. Why would I live in a tiny house? For many, the dream of owning their own house is only that, a dream. Another advantage of tiny houses is gained time. Another advantage is that the houses can be moved. Finally, one last reason to living in a tiny house is conservation. Why wouldn’t I just buy an RV? RV’s are great for travel, but not so great to live in. Have more questions? Looking for a house for your dog or maybe just a small project to get you started, take a look at our modernDog dog house. Related:  TH BuildersTrailer & Floor

Oregon Cottage Co. This quaint little home is waiting for the person seeking a simpler way of life or is in need of additional space for an office, art studio, guestroom or personal retreat. This well crafted 8'x20', 130 sq ft (habital space) Bungalow is energy efficient and built with sensitivity toward the environment. It has a standard RV utility hook up or can be connected to public sewer and water. It includes a full kitchen, sleeping loft, shower and toilet all built on a 10,000lb GVWR dual axle flatbed trailer for portability. It is priced at $37,000 and has the following green features: Eco-Batt wall insulation (R-16.9 assembly) Landark Natural interior oil finish Locally milled cedar siding Reclaimed wood flooring and interior door SFI certified wood windows Energystar refrigerator/freezer At a starting price of around $22,000 we can also build a "shell-out"option of this Bungalow where we provide a watertight exterior and sound structural framing. "On the road to where your imagination may lead you."

Tumbleweed Trailers Now Available to Build your Tiny House on Acquiring and preparing a trailer for your future tiny house can be one of the most stressful parts of the construction process. For most people the trailer is actually the single most expensive item that you’ll buy for your tiny home. And rightly so, as it’s going to be the foundation of your house. To address this issue Tumbleweed Houses is now offering trailers specifically designed and built for tiny houses. There are three sizes you can pick from right now which are: Then you can also pick four different styles within each size: No PorchCorner Porch (Left)Corner Porch (Right)Full Porch Things to Look Out for when buying Used You can save a lot of money by acquiring a used trailer and putting lots of labor into it so it can be ready for up to 10,000 lbs of “house”. This means your axles have to be in good shape, they must be able to handle that weight and you’ll also want to check your: TiresSpringsFlashingTongue length If you want to get info and order one of these trailers click here.

Tiny House Talk Open Trail Homes Tumbleweed Trailer Made in the USA, Tumbleweed trailers create a perfect foundation for your home. Designed specifically to carry your most prized possession - your home. Safety Tumbleweed ensures your quality-built trailer comes standard with brakes, lights, underside flashing and special trailer radial tires. These tires are a significant upgrade from tires normally found on utility trailers and extremely important for your safety. The average steel-belted radial gets about 100,000 miles of wear, while the bias-ply tires generally only get about 30,000 miles. Our suspension package, with multiple 5,000 lb axles, comfortably carries the weight of you tiny home. Designed for a tiny home When it comes to attaching your house to the trailer, techniques have improved greatly over the years. Additionally the trailer is designed to allow more than 3.5" of extra headroom in the house interior, something you cannot achieve on any other regular trailer. Here's what you get: Get it financed!

Micro Cottages and Tiny Houses from Houseplans.com 1-800-913-2350 Enter valid plan # (ex: 12-345) Micro Cottage Floor Plans Micro Cottage floor plans with less than 1,000 square feet of heated space -- sometimes much less -- are rapidly growing in popularity. The smallest, including the Four Lights Tiny Houses are small enough to mount on a trailer and may not require permits depending on local codes. These tiny house plans are perfect second homes and vacation getaways and, for the right person or couple, make great starter homes to be expanded over time as circumstances and budgets allow. All of our house plans can be modified to fit your lot or altered to fit your unique needs. Read More More... Narrow by Features Clear Sort By Signature Plan 917-4 on sale for $656.10 Plan 498-3 on sale for $810.00 Plan 890-1 on sale for $742.50 Plan 497-23 on sale for $356.40 Plan 891-3 on sale for $1575.00 Plan 449-14 on sale for $675.00 Plan 917-2 on sale for $944.10 Plan 479-9 on sale for $1552.50 Plan 497-14 on sale for $445.50 Plan 48-641 from $525.00

Open Trail Homes Open Trail Homes, a new tiny house company has been launched in North Salt Lake, Utah. They currently offer four models from 128 to 320 square feet. All of the homes are built on wheels and the largest measures 12′ x 24′ – which would make it better suited for a semi-permanent installation since special move permits are typically required to move 12-foot wide trailers. All the others could be moved with a full size pickup truck. Three of their four models are designed with beds on the lower level and three have additional sleeping/storage space in lofts. I’m very impressed with the packages they’ve put together and suspect this company could become a leader in the tiny homes market. To get a look yourself visit the Open Trail Homes website and Follow them on Facebook. Photo credit to Open Trail Homes. Top: Blue Sky model, 165 square feet. Below: Blue Sky Floor Plan Below: Bunk House, 128 square foot model Below: Bunk House interior Below: Bunk House floor plan

What You Need To Know Before Purchasing A Trailer For Your Tiny House What You Need To Know Before Purchasing A Trailer For Your Tiny House Types of Trailers (Flat-Bed) When choosing a trailer to build your house upon, there are several considerations to be mindful of. Trailers usually include brake lights, a license plate, and a breaking mechanism. The hitch connection of the trailer attaches to the hitch ball on the rear bumper of your towing vehicle. Your towing vehicle should also have a maximum GWVR for towing. Tumbleweed has made it easy for you to find the right trailer, by designing… The Tumbleweed Trailer Learn more about what makes the Tumbleweed Trailer different than any other trailer Plastic Bottle Bulbs Shed Some Light on the Situation | Electric on GOOD For the millions who live in the shantytowns of the developing world, there are better things to spend money on than electricity. But many corrugated-iron-roofed shacks, like the ones seen throughout the poorer neighborhoods of Manila, Philippines, lack windows to let in natural light, leaving residents the choice of complete darkness or running expensive electric bulbs all day. However, a new development project called Liter of Light aims to solve that predicament through an unexpected and highly affordable technology: old soda bottles. When filled with water (with some bleach to keep out the algae) and snugly inserted into custom-cut holes in a roof, plastic bottles refract the sun's rays, scattering about 55 watts of light across a would-be pitch black room. The new lighting source can be rigged up in less than an hour, and it lasts for five years.

Brevard Tiny House | Tiny Houses, Big Dreams! How to Floor and Frame a Tumbleweed Tiny House on a Trailer (video) In this video based post you’re going to learn the basics of how to floor and frame a Tumbleweed tiny house on a trailer. In this video they are building the Fencl tiny house using a 18′ trailer. The design shown here is 130 square feet without including the upstairs sleeping loft and the tiny front porch area. Designed by Jay Shafer, original designer at Tumbleweed Houses (today he’s at Four Lights). This video (below) is going to show you the basics of flooring and framing a tiny house on wheels. Photo Credit Tumbleweed Houses/YouTube The steps outlined below are assuming that you have already decided on a design (either your own or set of plans) and are therefore ready to buy a trailer. How to Floor and Frame a Tumbleweed Tiny House on a Trailer Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. These step by step instructions were written with what I learned from Jay Shafer’s the Small House Book and by attending workshops. For a list of this years Tumbleweed workshops click here.

Protecting Health and the Planet With Clean Cookstoves This story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. Josephine Adzrolo sat on a stool in front of her mud-brick home, stirring banku, a fermented paste of corn and cassava served with soup or okra stew. But with her family waiting for lunch, Adzrolo cooked outdoors using a stove specially designed with a ceramic liner to retain heat. For Adzrolo, the most obvious advantage was a practical one. Toyola Energy, the five-year-old Ghana business that made the stove, is aiming for far-reaching benefits as well. (Related: "Fighting Poverty Can Save Energy, Nicaragua Project Shows") Half the world's population—3 billion people—cook with wood, charcoal, dung, coal or agricultural residues on simple traditional stoves or open fires. More efficient cookstoves are the accepted solution, but it has been difficult to introduce them widely. Global Attention (Related: "The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty") Local Impact U.S.

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