We are often asked about the tools of the tiny house building trade. What tools do I need to build a tiny house? What tools would you recommend? How can I build more efficiently? Well good news! Here is your one-stop-shop for everything tool related: the Essential Tiny House Tool Guide.
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.
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.”
There is a fact finding mission that everyone goes through when they are starting out looking to go tiny. During this search, most people’s idea of what size they want their house to be changes a couple of times. There are definitely some pros and cons to the different sizes that are out there. Here are some of items to look over when considering your tiny house size.
Dan and I are big fans of going tiny, (and why wouldn’t we be – it is our business!) so a big pet peeve of ours is uni-taskers: Items that only hold value for doing one thing. When you are in the process of downsizing your life, especially if you are headed into the tiny house domain, you do not have room for the quesadilla maker. But you will make room for the slow cooker. Why? Because you can literally cook anything in the slow cooker, but the quesadilla maker is pretty much giving you just quesadillas. Hence, items like these are uni-tasking tools.
Tiny House Bathrooms are usually a main focus of a new tiny house builder which is actually funny that most people spend less than 1% of their day in that room. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t go all out and make their tiny house bathrooms as livable and beautiful as they can. Here are five examples of tiny house bathrooms that could inspire your tiny house project.