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Do you remember the £1,000 tiny house called the “Tiny France” we showed you a couple months ago?

The architect of that home, Joshua Woodsman, has created an excellent book, “How to Build a Tiny House,” which includes more than 1,000 illustrations in 276 pages. It also provides dimensions in inches for those who aren’t on the metric system! You can get all the details about what the book includes (and the cost and where to buy it) below the pictures.

Related: Tiny France: The £1,000 ($1,200) tiny house

Joshua Woodsman’s “How To Build A Tiny House” Book

Images via Pin Up Houses

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Wanting a general guide to building a tiny house? Something that can get you started on the right track, and let you know exactly what to think about when going the DIY route?

Check out this Instructable by Trask River Productions. They are working with teenagers in a vocational wood shop inside of a youth correctional facility to build this 250 sq. ft. THOW. The exterior is now finished, but they’ll be updating with the interior “fun” stuff soon.

You can watch their progress in pictures here, and follow the instructions here.

Trask River Productions: How to Build a Tiny House

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If you’re wondering how you securely bolt and attach a stick built tiny house onto a flat bed trailer you’re at the right place.

This is something I’ve wondered about for a long time before I finally figured it out by attending workshops and asking builders, so you’re definitely not alone in wondering how it’s done.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go anywhere to learn the basics of how to attach a tiny house to a trailer, you can simply watch the video below and gain a good understanding of how to properly secure a stick built tiny house to your own utility trailer. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.

How to Bolt and Attach your Tiny House to a Trailer

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Images © The Homestead Craftsman

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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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This is Art’s SIP Tiny House on Wheels. SIP stands for Structurally Insulated Panels. They come pre-manufactured with insulation and everything. All you have to do is put the panels together. Don’t worry, at the bottom half of this article, you’ll see how it’s all done.

The outside of Art’s house was covered with 100-year-old reclaimed cypress from around the area in Louisiana. You would never know it was built with SIPs from looking at it, right? Much of the trim and structural supports for the structure are antique pine that was removed from barns and other buildings in the surrounding area.

Inside you’ll find fresh and locally milled tongue and groove cypress to clad the interior walls and ceiling. The flooring is antique pine salvaged from the surrounding area. When you walk inside it actually feels roomy thanks to the 11′ ceiling. The couch triples it’s service as a convertible guest bed while serving even more with storage underneath.

Be sure you take a look at the way Art designed and built his loft ladder because it folds up in a unique, space-saving way that’s great for tiny houses. Enjoy! To explore more amazing tiny homes like this, join our Tiny House Newsletter. It’s free and you’ll be glad you did! We even give you free downloadable tiny house plans just for joining.

Art’s SIP Tiny House on Wheels

SIP Tiny House - How to Build Tiny with Structurally Insulated Panels

Photo Credit Art

I encourage you to see and learn about the rest of this unique little house below:

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I got an email this morning from one of our readers, Kevin, of CozyHomePlans.com.

Lots of folks think about using metal studs for the construction of tiny houses because of the weight advantages.

Although it’s becoming well-known that the screws can come loose when you tow your tiny house due to the vibration.

So there are some disadvantages to consider, as we’ve learned, and Kevin does a good job of summing it up for us.

Here it is for those of you who are interested in this issue.

Thanks Kevin! I’m passing it over to him:

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Some of you already know Dan from the interview we did after he built and delivered a tiny house on a trailer for his mother who lives in Florida.

He was inspired by Michael Janzen over at Tiny House Design. After seeing his work on SketchUp he decided to go at it himself. His dream became real… a new tiny house for his mother to live in.

Lucky for anyone that wants to learn how he did it–he documented the entire process and offers it as a package.

It includes his book which details just about all of the steps he took to build the house and it has lots of pictures to reference from.

Then he has the plans for his particular design, the electrical diagram, and the materials list organized by category. It even has approximate prices (what he paid).

Finally there’s the SketchUp file which he used to model the house in case you want to look at it from different views or make any changes.

Order the plans and learn more about them at Dan’s website. (Link opens in a new window/tab)

Dan Louche's Tiny House

Photo credits: Dan Louche

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