Sub Floor Part 3 – Wheel Wells

326 In this post will will look at one of the most tedious and difficult parts of the build to date: The Wheel Wells. Our trailer came without fenders. We used the 2′ x 4′ leftover pieces from our road guard build to make the pieces and I joined them to wooden framing and sealed with goop and aluminum tape. I also used Medium L Angles every few inches to reinforce the inner edge of the curve. Continue reading


Getting Started With Living the Tiny Dream – The Trailer

Welcome! First post on our blog about our tiny house dreams.
We are a family concerned with alternative living and energy.  We have decided to build a tiny house and move a little more off the grid. With our combined skills and a whole lot of Family team work we are planning to take our family on a Tiny Adventure!!!!
Seriously Tiny House Trailer
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Oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh, It’s Trailer Time!

Well- we took the leap…we bought our tiny house trailer a few days ago. We shopped around a bit- first we went to the local trailer yard and they had an 8×20 with a wooden deck above wheel. The salesman was nice but a bit used-car dealer-ish and they had financing available at a decent rate, which we qualified for, but we wanted to see what else was out there. So we drove an hour away to Ronco Trailers in Vista, CA. The owner was super cool and had dealt with tiny house builders before- in fact, they have a trailer which they market specifically for that purpose! No deck, welded onsite with 16 welded brackets per side. And it was a few hundred less than the other place. No financing, but that’s okay- we sold one of our cars because we need a truck and so were able to buy it outright. Continue reading

Floor Plans and Tiny Living

Although we are planning on eventually having other structures to branch our living space out into, our tiny house trailer will be our only living space for anywhere from 1-6 months.  For this reason, we are putting a lot of effort into having it be as useful as possible for our family of five.  “Five?” you say…Well, yes.  We have a 14 year old, an 11 year old, a three year old, and us adult-type peoples.  We also have one dwarf hamster, and DD wants a cat.  I’m not sold on that one yet. Continue reading