Already living on a 3-acre plot of land, it was easy to find a spot in the backyard for the build. In 2020, with a full lockdown in place, it was even easier to go ahead and decide to do it. So here it is. His DIY cabin built in only 55 days, as a self-taught woodworker, too!
Together with the amazing team from Tiny House Chattanooga, we have built our very own tiny house on wheels in the United States of America! This incredible home on wheels is 16ft (5 meters) long and designed to travel while still being jam packed with clever design features which make it a fully functional home on wheels.
Be sure to watch the two video tours at the bottom of this page. In one of them, you will get the story and full tour of the tiny house and in the other, you will learn how it was built from start to finish. Enjoy!
According to Wink News, “city leaders spoke in favor of ‘tiny houses’ Monday during an informal Committee of the Whole meeting.”
Current zoning laws in Cape Coral require new homes built to a minimum of 1,100 square feet. Even though a final decision has yet to be made, the City Council members said they would be okay with the idea of allowing smaller homes to be built as long as 1) they are in a specific zoning area of the city, 2) they are built permanently on a foundation, 3) they built to be tolerant of hurricanes, and 4) that the homes are built to meet Florida’s building codes.
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Here is a guest post by Ricardo Villanueva on building tips for a vargo wagon.
For me, a vardo is a Romani inspired tiny house that’s built to travel. This means a vardo has more limitations in space, weight, and balance than a tiny house that will only be moved on occasion. If you are thinking about building your own vardo, here are a few suggestions that might help.
1. Before you build anything. Build the whole thing (in detail) in your head or on paper. This will save grief over routes for wiring, plumbing, and gas lines. Yes, the plan will change, but you will know how changes in one place will affect your design elsewhere.
2. Make guides for your circular saw. For example, you can cut up to 8 foot lengths of mdf (medium density fiber board) say a foot wide. Cut this strip using the straight (manufactured) edge as a guide. Then glue these strips together so that your saw tracks along the upper edge. This will produce a straight edge on the strip you have glued. This makes cutting large sheets of plywood or paneling fairly easy.
If you love camping and getting back into nature whenever possible, this DIY micro camper might be the project you’ve been looking for.
And you can build it for only $700! It functions a lot like a teardrop camper since it’s a micro travel trailer that you can build on a small utility trailer.
Since it’s relatively lightweight you can even tow it with a car! And all of your camping gear can be stored inside when you’re not using it. This makes it really easy because you can just pretty much tow and go. And once you get to your campsite, set up is pretty easy. A lot easier than setting up a tent, right? And for novice builders, this is a great project to start on before building a tiny house on wheels, don’t you think?
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