A few days ago I got an e-mail from a guy named Johnny about a tiny house he built on a trailer.
After a few exchanges, he said he’d be glad if I shared the information and pictures with you.
Some of you might be excited to know that it’s for sale.
The house weighs about 9,000 pounds.
Johnny built the trailer from 6″ channel steel which was reclaimed from a tractor plant in Kansas City that was torn down.
He said, “It’s good old American made steel from the 1940′s”.
The trailer is 8′ 6″ wide and 20′ long.
Photos Courtesy of Johnny Spire
The axles are reclaimed from a mobile home. Johnny installed 12×2 Dexter Electric brakes on one of the trailer’s axles.
The other axle is an idler axle with no brakes. The trailer, of course, is hooked up with the away stop sensor, tail, and side lights.
The house itself measures approximately 8′ by 20′ total and has two carpeted sleeping areas.
There’s a sleeping loft upstairs and another area to sleep on the main level.
The floor in the downstairs of Johnny’s tiny house are made out of reclaimed lumber from a barn that was about 95 years old.
The kitchen cabinets are oak and the counter top is a pink/gray granite.
There’s separate area for the shower and toilet.
On the exterior of this tiny cabin on wheels it’s covered with cedar siding and painted pale green with white trim.
The shingles have a 25 year guarantee and are dark green.
The tires on the trailer are brand new and are 8-14.5 trailer tires.
The water heater has a 6-gallon tank and runs from propane. It’s under the bed area downstairs.
This sleeping area can accommodate a full or queen size bed which is currently not in the house.
The interior walls are covered in drywall, glued, and screwed to the studs. Johnny says, “I have pulled it and have not noticed any problems with the dry wall cracking.”
There is also a tile back splash where the cabinets are. He says, “I’d say the house is made up of 40 to 45% reclaimed materials.”
All Photos Courtesy of Johnny Spire
It took him more than a year to complete the home and the reason Johnny’s selling it is because he’s starting a new project which will take up most of his time.
If you’re interested, he’s asking for $29,500. You can reach Johnny at jlscal at aol dot com. That’s JLSCAL at AOL dot COM.
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