This family of three built a tiny house, but intended to sell it and live in a “big house” like “normal” people. Kathy got a full-time job to afford their new normal home, but like so many others, was furloughed because of coronavirus. Thankfully, Kathy, Tilman, and their four-year-old son were able to move out of that large home, and back into the THOW!
I really think tiny house living will only become more popular during this pandemic and it’s fall-out, which is why it’s awesome that Kathy & Tilman wrote a book about their build: “How I Designed, Planned and Built A Small House on a Trailer.” This book is aimed at the DIYer who wants to tackle a tiny house build but needs some guidance. You can buy the book here.
Check out their beautiful build below!
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They Built a THOW and Wrote a Book About It!
The wooden siding on the home is gorgeous.
Adding a deck to your THOW extends your living space.
The French doors lead you into the tea kitchen.
The platform bed has oodles of storage underneath.
The walls are 1/4 inch plywood, while the cabinetry is 3/4 inch.
The bed doubles as the living room and couch seating.
In the bathroom they have a tub set into the trailer.
House plants make everything better!
Here’s the layout of the home.
- Length: 20′
- Width: 8’6″
- Height: 13’6″
- Square Footage: 150
- Storage Volume: 300 cubic foot
- Sleeps: 2-3
- Dry weight: <10.000
- Towing vehicle: 3/4 ton
- Rear-ventilated Siding
- High-performance building materials
- Net-Zero-Energy building
- Out-swing French doors
- Modular Deck
- Platform Bed
- Subfloor Storage
- Picture Window
- High Ceilings
- Tea Kitchen
- Air Conditioner / Heat Pump
- Composting Toilet
- Shower, tub
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Our big thanks to Tilman for sharing! 🙏
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