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Gary Goldberg’s 8×12 Cargo Trailer Tiny House Design

Gary Goldberg is sharing his 8×12 tiny house design floor plan as part of our 2015 8×12 tiny house design contest. His is designed as a cargo trailer tiny house. I’ll let him explain it and show you below. 🙂

“Hello. My pencil drawing for submission to the book contest. 8’x12” says to me — cargo trailer. So I laid it out appropriately. The fantastic fan in the roof is for ventilation. In hindsight I might swap the locations of the Dickinson propane furnace and the A/C mini-split interior component, although I like the idea of being able to see it burning from the bed and table. Assumed wet-wall between kitchen counter and shower. Could move potable water tank to front wall. Bunk beds are 32” wide; kitchen counter is 30” deep. Hard wall in front of composting toilet and door could be replaced with something flexible. like curtain. Hope you like it.”

Gary Goldberg’s 8×12 Cargo Trailer Tiny House Design


Image © Gary Goldberg

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  • Larry
    April 3, 2015, 2:11 am

    a drawing does not tell the whole story about the comfort of the trailer….need to have pictures.

    • Alex
      April 3, 2015, 3:41 pm

      Usually we have pictures Larry but this is just part of a design contest we’re having 🙂

  • CG
    April 4, 2015, 6:09 am

    Good job, Gary. Love your design. Simple, but well-thought-out as far as placement of certain features. Gave me some ideas on one I am designing for myself. Thank you!

  • LaMar
    April 4, 2015, 5:16 pm

    Has potential! You might try a program like Sketchup that has cargo trailers you can download and make your design into a 3D model. I think it would work.

    • April
      April 7, 2015, 3:42 pm

      I have been reading some of your comments. You seem to know a lot, and have great ideas. Do you design tiny homes etc too.? April from kiwi land.

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 5, 2015, 7:43 pm

    I like the door on the side and a little from the end. Leaves room for a whole lot more design freedom. Good job! Looks very liveable…

  • April 7, 2015, 11:40 pm

    I like this design. The bunk beds are a brilliant idea!

  • Denise
    May 7, 2015, 3:47 am

    I really like this one and I think I could actually tow it with my little five speed pickup.

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