This is the story of Nancy’s 45ft ‘high boy’ tiny house on wheels that she designed and built with the help of Chandler Rogers of Small House Innovation.
Hi, this is my “Little House on Wheels”, built on a 45 foot high boy flat deck trailer.
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She Designed and Built a 45ft Tiny House on a Semi Truck Trailer
It was designed by me with much input from my friend, Chandler Rogers of Small House Innovations, and built by Chandler and myself.
My daughter, Mary and I had been living in my converted school bus for five years, off grid on solar power. The bus had been converted specifically to my needs, I bake croissants for local farmer’s markets, so the front half of the bus was dedicated kitchen, and the back part of the bus had two beds, storage, a shower, and space for batteries and solar equipment.
My business had grown, as had my daughter, and we needed more space, and to separate the business from the dwelling.
I purchased the trailer used and had it towed to Chandler’s shop. Construction started late spring 2017. By fall we were ready to move it to my homesite a few km away. We got it moved just before the snow came, and I spent the winter finishing the inside. We started sleeping in the house in January 2018, and I continued working on it through till spring.
Chandler and I spent a couple of months in the spring finishing the outside and the inside. The house was basically complete by May 2018, just in time for my busy market season to start again.
The house is 45 x 10 including the porch at the end. It features two bedrooms, full bath, full kitchen, living room.
I am off grid on solar power with six panels and eight deep cell batteries. I heat with wood and cook with propane, also a propane water heater. I am known locally as “Croissant Moon”, the croissant lady for the past ten years at the Kaslo Saturday Market, in beautiful Kaslo British Columbia.
I am currently living in Cooper Creek, a half hour north of Kaslo at the head of Kootenay Lake, where I live in my Little House on Wheels, and create delicious croissants in my off grid, solar powered school bus.
Small House Innovation is a small house design and manufacturing company that specializes in small homes and spaces. Focusing on prefabricated construction techniques, Small House Innovation offers a variety of solutions for homeowners dedicated to site specific design, and the art of wood craft. With a small group of dedicated builders, we tackle our projects one at a time, with an eye to detail, and a commitment to quality.
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