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Couple Shows You How to Build Tiny House on Wheels

If you’ve been wondering how to build a tiny house on wheels in detail, you’ve landed in the right place!

This couple is going to show you how they’ve designed, planned, and built their very own DIY, stick-built, tiny house on a trailer.

And the best part is… It’s 100% free thanks to Jake & Kiva of the Tiny Nest Project. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share with your friends below. Thank you!

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Couple Shares How to Build Tiny House on Wheels


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Lesson 1: Introduction to Tiny Nest Tiny House Project

Lesson 2: Finding Your Trailer

Lesson 3: Creating Your Layout & Design

Lesson 4: How to Create Your Construction Plan

Lesson 5: Your First Day of Building

Lesson 6: Building Your Floor

Lesson 7: Insulating & Securing Your Floor to Trailer

Lesson 8: Building Vapor Barrier & Subfloor

Lesson 9: Framing and Raising Your Walls

Lesson 10: Reinforcing Your Tiny House

Lesson 11: Framing Your Roof and Loft Joists

Lesson 12: Sheathing Your Exterior Walls

Lesson 13: Insulating Your Roof

Lesson 14: Adding Extra Structural Strength to Your Build

Lesson 15: Preparing Your Roof & Housewrap

Lesson 16: Metal Roofing Part I

Lesson 17: Metal Roofing Part II

Lesson 18: Installing Your Windows

Lesson 19: How to Install Your Door

Lesson 20: Preparing Your Trim

Lesson 21: Installing Your Trim

Lesson 22: Designing/Building Your Utility Box

Lesson 23: Replacing Your Door

Lesson 24: Preparing for Your Exterior Siding

Lesson 25: Installing Your Exterior Siding

Lesson 26: Installing Your Exterior Siding Part 2

Lesson 27: Finishing the Siding on Your Tiny House

Lesson 28: Building/Installing an Awning

Lesson 29: Building Your Interior Framing

Lesson 30: Installing Your Plumbing Rough-In

Lesson 31: Installing Your Water Supply Plumbing

Lesson 32: Doing a Plumbing Pressure Test

Lesson 33: Installing Your Propane Rough-In

Lesson 34: Installing a Propane Furnace

Lesson 35: Testing Your Propane Furnace

Lesson 36: Installing a Propane Water Heater

Lesson 37: Testing Your Propane Water Heater

Learn more: http://www.tinynestproject.com/


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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Jim North August 31, 2015, 12:27 pm

    Thank you for your generosity. I am building mine and am going to do the same thing. I have been videotaping my process as well. You beat me to it by a few months. Awesome and your gift is going to help so many people who are probably intimidated by this whole process.
    Love to you both

    • Kiva & Jake October 8, 2015, 8:58 pm

      Thanks for watching! We are still working away at finishing it. Good luck with your own project 🙂

  • Rich August 31, 2015, 10:04 pm

    Kiva/Jake: I was unable to post a comment on Youtube so will post it here. The only omission I noticed in your earlier post (#4 I think) is regarding the insulation/roof venting. Altho you will have minimal to no overhang at the bottom edge of your roof, it is wise to prevent warm air from melting snow behind the cold edge where ice can form. It will be difficult to remove the fascia and the screen to put some insulation in there now (and hold it away from the roof deck with baffles that you mentioned) so watch for any ice buildup and knock it off before the water has a chance to build up above/behind it and seep into your insulation and walls.
    I haven’t watched all your videos but I think your series is the most complete and informative of any I have seen on the www with the possible exception of Byrce’s at ‘Living Big in a Tiny House, NZ’… and he has had professional help. Tx and best wishes to you 🙂

    • Kiva & Jake October 8, 2015, 9:01 pm

      Indeed, this would be more of a concern if we were in a colder climate. There is very little snow that stays for more than a few days here on Vancouver Island… but we will definitely keep an eye if we get a snowy winter 🙂

      Thanks for watching!

  • Nanny M September 1, 2015, 1:09 am

    Wow, Jake and Kiva! What an incredible job! I literally couldn’t tear myself away and spent the WHOLE DAY watching your episodes. What a lovely, loving, intelligent and meticulous couple you are. I’m sure you will enjoy many happy years in your wonderful home. And I just had an education. Thank you!

    • Kiva & Jake October 8, 2015, 9:02 pm

      Thanks for watching! We’re still working on finishing it 😛 so make sure you’re subscribed on YouTube to see the rest 😉

  • Glema September 5, 2015, 8:23 pm

    Thanks so much Kiva/Jake for sharing not only your home, but the whole process of completing your tiny house. I really appreciate your generosity in sharing it with us. May God richly bless your union and your lives in your tiny house always! Happy Trails! I’m hoping sharing your story with hubby will be the added incentive that was needed. If not, hey, I can start in the fifth wheel he wants to start in. 🙂 Thanks again and thank you Alex for sharing the article with us.

    • Kiva & Jake October 8, 2015, 9:04 pm

      Hope our videos help you with your plans! And thanks for watching 🙂

  • Robert Aulicky August 17, 2017, 4:25 pm

    Hi Kids,

    Getting ready to start mine. I like peeking around to see what I forget to think of and I will post my construction as well. I am thinking of steel framing instead of wood. Did you consider of steel? 10×32

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