Tiny House Build, Custom Design, SIPs, Structural Insulated Panels, Japanese Shou Sugi Ban Siding, Decra Tile metal roofing, Steampunk Interior
Monday, December 16, 2013
When I first got the tiny house bug I lived in Oklahoma and searched high and low for the best trailer that would fit my needs. I wanted something a bit longer than the common 18 footers and for the life of me I could not find a 20-22 foot trailer that was not a goose-neck/fifth wheel. For my tastes I did not want an iron dinosaur neck jutting out from my house. So when I found a 24 foot flat bed trailer with a bumper hitch that used to be a travel trailer I jumped on it thinking it was the best I could do. It wasn’t until I came to work for Tumbleweed in California that I realized something better was on the horizon.
I don’t want you to think that I’m pumping up Tumbleweed’s product because I work there. I don’t get a cut or anything. I tell you that back story so that you know that I had (and still have for anybody who wants to buy it) a perfectly good trailer in Oklahoma to build on. The Tumbleweed trailer was a bit more than the trailer I bought but it came with so many perks it made it worth every penny.
It has all the stuff you want and none of the stuff you have to cut off.
It is built with tiny houses in mind and it’s the trailer that Tumbleweed builds on and they’ve been doing it for awhile now!
It gave me 3.5 extra inches in my loft and that’s huge in a tiny house.
It was easy to put the insulation in,pop on the rim joist, put the subfloor down, and BOOM! Ready for walls in a half a day.
My only complaint is that with things like this trailer and the SIPs it makes you think the whole project is going to be this fast and easy….