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Here’s a DIY tiny house on a trailer built by one of our readers, Frank, in western NC and he was kind enough to share it with us.

He just finished it a few days prior to me writing this after working on it for about two months.

Frank did all of the work himself, used sustainable materials from his area and went with nothing that was pressure treated or finished with chemicals.

He’s a traveling carpenter who spends a lot of time on the road so this is going to be something he tows with him for jobs so he doesn’t have to stay at hotels.


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I was able to catch a quick interview with Frank which you can enjoy below while you tour his tiny cabin on wheels:

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A chest solar refrigerator or freezer might be a great way for you to save space (and energy) in your tiny house kitchen.

This type of fridge is great for tiny homes on wheels. (It’s already been proven on sailboats, hasn’t it?)

A small chest style fridge can save you space because it’s a it opens upward (see below).

This means you can design it so it can be installed right into your kitchen counter.

And you can also run them on a 12 volt battery system.

I almost forgot to mention that they’re VERY energy efficient and can even run on a solar panel!

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I encourage you to enjoy the video tour then discuss using this type of refrigerator in tiny houses in the comments below:

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Doug built his own 8’x20′ Tumbleweed Cypress 20 Overlook tiny house on a trailer.


He started building it almost 3 years ago and has been living in it while finishing it.

All while also keeping a job. But now he’s finished and has invited us to come get the tour thanks to Deek.

Doug used glass storm doors to create one of the world’s tiniest sun rooms at the entrance instead of the usual porch.

With this design idea he’s been able to generate solar heat using the sun room and what he does is simply open his front door to let some of the heat into the cabin for passive solar gain.

Doug doesn’t spend more than $104 per year to heat his tiny house and just $176 per year on energy total. That’s a total of just $14.66 per month on utilities!

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I thought you might like this 484 sq. ft. studio house by Alex Nogueira.

It’s a modern design that I see working well as a standalone tiny home (as shown) or as micro apartments.

But this modern tiny cabin is one-of-a-kind and located in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

A large sliding glass door takes up almost the entire rear wall of the home as you can see below.

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In the front of the house, however, it’s not so open. It’s actually very private.. See below:

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Introducing the Boulder tiny house by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses.

It has been designed and built by Greg Parham who’s been living in his Durango tiny house model.

The home on wheels is 7’6″ wide and built on a 16′ trailer with two axles rated at 3500 pounds each.

Dry weight is about 4,800 lbs and the tallest point of the home is 13’4″.

136 Sq. Ft. Boulder Tiny House For Sale (SOLD)

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tour inside and out below:

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I thought you might enjoy this work van that has been converted into a house-truck.

Or I guess you can also call it a DIY motorhome.

But unlike most RVs, the interior is a lot like a tiny house or cabin.

And from the outside it doesn’t really look much like a house-truck or an RV so it can be stealthy if you wanted it to be.

I encourage you to see what it was like “before” and “after” the conversion below:

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Here’s a 150 sq. ft. cabin in Encinitas, California I thought you might enjoy.

The first level is 120 sq. ft. and then there’s a 30 sq. ft. loft for sleeping.

It’s available as a vacation rental so I’m excited to add it to our tiny house vacations section.

When you go inside, you’ll find all of this carefully packed into 150 square feet:

  • Full bathroom with shower and composting toilet
  • Kitchenette with mini fridge, sink, hotplate, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Living room with comfy couch

Tiny House Vacation in Encinitas, California

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Outside there’s a deck you can hang out in with elevated ocean views (see below):

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