Jim is a professional carpenter who is taking his skills to the road in his DIY cargo trailer camper he now calls home. After selling his big house of 25 years, Jim spent two months working and living in his cargo trailer, making it into a stealthy rig with room for all of his wood-working tools!
He used five different types of wood in the build, including some veneer he’d been saving for the right project for about 15 years. During the past year, he’s kept asking himself why on earth he didn’t make the move to nomadic, tiny living sooner! Check out the Tiny Home Tours interview below.
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
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