It is that time again where dads are looked up to for all they do as a parental figure. And for their thanks they receive a…Tie? T-shirt? World’s Greatest Dad mug? Come on! There is so much more to the Father’s Day gift giving world! And as Dan preaches in all of his workshops, one of the best times of the year to pickup tools for your tiny house project, whether you are a dad or not. Here are Dan’s picks for the Best and Worst Fathers Day Tool Deals this year.
We get asked a lot about “best practices” when it comes to going tiny. And sometimes this seems like a daunting task. But with preparation and dedication anyone can make some changes and get to that place of existing within comfortable confides, both in their house and in their head. So let this be your guide; here are 30 Ways to Downsize, Simplify, and Build Tiny.
There are several different ways to build a house, each having their own advantages and disadvantages. The most common approach is called ‘stick-built’, which refers to the 2x dimensional lumber used to construct a wall. Stick-built walls, which are comprised of the dimensional lumber, sheathing, and insulation, are normally assembled at the location of the structure being built. An alternative approach to building residential and light commercial structures are called SIPs (or what are sometimes referred to as tiny house SIP panels).
When it comes to living in a tiny home, there’s a lot to take into consideration. It’s not always easy to create a comfortable environment when you have such a limited amount of space to work with. One important factor when it comes to your comfort is the temperature. So when it comes down to cooling your tiny house, what are your options? Here are some examples of systems to consider for your next tiny house air conditioner.
If you are planning on taking your tiny house on the road, you are going to have to tow it yourself or get someone to do it for you. Most folks choose to buy or rent the truck and tow it themselves. There is much to know about checking out the trailer before you tow it and how to go about getting it to its final destination. And that is all before you build a house on it. Not to worry. Dan Louche has put together another amazing set of tips, tricks and instructions to help make your first towing experience a pleasant one with his Tiny House Towing Guide.
We hear this a lot: “I need it as wide as we can go.” But do you really? What is your motivation behind that? Are you even aware of the legal road limits? Here are some considerations when choosing your tiny house trailer width.
You are on this new journey. The journey of the Tiny Home Builder. You have gotten the most out of your research. You have figured out what size house is for you and you have figured out what to look for in your trailer. Now comes the time to sit down with your plans and its accompanying materials list. What? You say your plans didn’t come with a materials list? You should have read, “Tiny House Plans: What to look for.”