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This is how Nancy Park built her tiny house on nights and weekends over the course of four years while working full time.

You may remember our original post about her titled, “69 Year Old Single Woman Builds Tiny Home in 4 Years on Nights and Weekends While Working Full Time,” where you can see her completed ‘High Desert Tiny House‘ and even book it for your next vacation!

In this post, she’s going to tell the story of how she built it (starting with the trailer!).

How Nancy Built Her Tiny House on Nights/Weekends!

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This is to announce Nelson Tiny Houses’ Kickstarter campaign dedicated to showing you how to build your own tiny house on or off wheels.

They’re putting together an in-depth video series which consists of 15 episodes to show you everything they know about designing and building tiny homes.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!

Kickstarter to Show You How to Build Tiny Houses

Photo via Kickstarter

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This is the story of a young man who started building his own mortgage-free tiny house at age 18.

Now, at age 21, Josh and his girlfriend Lindsay are almost done building it and getting ready to move in.

In the beginning, he started the project with a summer job to save money for the trailer and building materials.

Three years later, he’s almost finished! And Josh is proud to say that he’s kept the project debt-free.

He also decided to start his own tiny house construction company called Red Door Tiny Homes. He offers tiny house framing plans and building services.

At Age 18, He Started Building this Debt-free Tiny Home

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Images © Exploring Alternatives via YouTube

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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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I’m excited to tell you about Hammerstone School because it’s a tiny house carpentry school for women in Trumansburg, New York. Best of all, they learn by building tiny houses hands on.

The school offers  workshops and courses including Basic Carpentry Skills 101, Tiny House Framing for Beginners, and more. Below you can see how a group of 13 women who are students at Hammerstone built a tiny house on wheels together starting with an old travel trailer.

So if you’re a woman who is in or near the area, this just seems like a great place to get around the right people and to start learning how to build tiny houses (and more). If you want to help spread the word please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

Tiny House Carpentry School for Women

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Images © Maria Klemperer-Johnson

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Today, in the comments on this post, Shelby asks, “What kind of interior siding looks like conventional sheet rock — thought that was a no no for tiny house on wheels due to the stress off moving??”

Great question! A lot of people ask about how some builders install drywall on the interior of tiny houses that are built on trailers because they worry that when towing it will cause the interior drywall sheets to crack.

And that’s definitely a smart thing to worry about. When I saw Shelby’s question, I remember reading about a trick to prevent your drywall from cracking… even in a tiny house on wheels.

I learned about this ‘trick’ thanks to Carrie and Shane from Clothesline Tiny Homes. They used this method and it worked. Plus they traveled quite a bit with their tiny home with no issues.

Tiny House Drywall ‘Trick’ Prevents Cracking

Learn how it works below:

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In this post, I get to show you the basics of how to build a tiny house on wheels.

The Brevard Tiny House Company is working on their second project called Robins Nest.

This is a tiny home on a trailer with a deck built right over the tongue of the trailer (a feature that I really like).

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Ever Wonder How a Tiny House Is Built?

It all begins with design. In this case, the team at Brevard Tiny House Company develops a scale model to work with their clients and better meet their needs.

Robins Nest Tiny House Model

All Images © BrevardTinyHouse.com

If you ever wonder how these tiny houses are built from the trailer to the framing then you’ll enjoy getting to see it all come to life below:
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If you’ve been wondering how much does it cost to build a tiny house you’re in the right place.

Designing and building your own tiny house is a great way to create a mortgage-free lifestyle fast.

So it’s no wonder that you’d be interested… But the question is, “how much?”

And since I receive lots of questions every day on tiny housing via email, Facebook and Twitter…

I decided I’d start answering them in public so we can all benefit.

And to encourage discussion (and connections) in the comments below.

Question: So How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?

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Received from Courtney S. on our Facebook (thanks for the question Courtney!):

“Hi, I’m interested in building a tiny house and I was wondering about pricing? Thanks!”

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A few days ago I received a Facebook message from Denham and Eileen who are building their own tiny home in Canada.

When it comes to living and building tiny, you can get as creative as you can imagine. And that’s one of the things I love about it so much.

This tiny living project is unique because the trailer they’re using for the house used to be a carnival attraction. Here’s what it looked like when they first got it:

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Image: Wet Coast Tiny Home

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of this post below:

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