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This is Brad’s tutorial on how to build your own tiny cabin on a foundation.

This gives you a good idea on the basic construction of a house and what it takes to get it done.

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How to Build Your Own Tiny Cabin


Images © Brad Clark via YouTube

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In this video, our friend Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of RelaxShacks.com is showing you how to avoid mistakes when building your tiny house.

If you’re going to be building a tiny house, DIY shed, cabin, or cottage anytime soon, this video-based post will definitely help you plan your build better.

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

Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Tiny House

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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


Images © TinyNestProject/YouTube

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This is the Big Ivy Tiny House on Wheels by Blue Ridge Tiny Homes in Barnardsville, North Carolina which is just north of Asheville.

This little house has a built in covered front porch. When you step inside you’ll find a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping loft with dormers. You’ll also notice some of the natural wood finishings inside. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Big Ivy Tiny House by Blue Ridge Tiny Homes


Images © Blue Ridge Tiny Homes

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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


Images © Maria Klemperer-Johnson

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The Wright Way – Tiny House Construction & Building Tips With Curt Lyons #1

I have been talking with Alex about doing a series of building tips for people building their first tiny house. Admittedly, I am currently building my first tiny house, however I have years of professional construction and teaching experience to share with you. I have built log homes, done historic preservation, additions, new construction and home repairs. I also started a company that specializes in helping home owners get involved in their own projects, knowing they have professional hand holding help. In all this time I learned a lot about streamlining a building process, building safely, problem solving, and helping people become more empowered.

As I began construction of my own tiny house and found myself taking advantage of what I already knew, as well as my own head scratching moments, it reminded me how daunting this process must feel to first time home builders, and it seemed like a great opportunity to be able to help. Many of these lessons, I learned the hard way, and would be happy to help you skip that path by learning from my mistakes.

Curt’s Tiny House Building Tip #1

laying drill down

So we’ll start with my first tip.

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Conrad Scott is a man in the Scottsdale, Arizona area who is looking to help tiny house people with their tiny house construction project(s).

He’s looking to help people in the Phoenix area and maybe Southern California as well because he has family there and visits from time to time.

Conrad has over 40 years of construction and woodworking experience. He’s now semi-retired and would like to offer his skills and help to any of the young couples or groups that need suggestions and help with things like cabinet making, building doors, windows, lap siding, board & baton siding, rafters, jacks, and more.


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Hi Alex (and Tiny House Newsletter readers), I have a custom tiny house trailer for sale, as well as windows, doors, a skylight, and flooring.

It was my project but now I have a new job and will not have the time. I would like to sell it to someone who can make better use of it and build a tiny house.

Below I have attached photos and descriptions for you.

Update: SOLD

Tiny House Trailer For Sale for your Tiny Home Project


Images © James Blacker

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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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