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Building a Tiny House is simple when you learn best practices for construction details. We show you how to build efficiently and cost effectively by applying 20 years of construction experience.

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Super Easy Bathroom Sliding Door For Tiny Houses

For two years our family endured a quasi-private bathroom with nothing more than a red curtain separating it from the rest of the living area (see photo on right). I was actually quite proud of that achievement because it epitomized our sense of ease around each other. But then the day came. The moment fell […]

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Wide Load Tiny Houses: Life Beyond 8’6″

The maximum trailer girth of 8’6″ (102″) has been pummeled into us tiny housers for so long that most of us don’t even consider breaching it when designing our tiny houses. In truth, trailers up to 16′ wide are allowed to be towed down major highways provided all safety measures (permits, flags, pilot cars, etc.) are met. […]

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How To Save Your Tiny House From Mold

Interior moisture and condensation control is very important in any structure but this topic has special concern to those of us building and living in tiny houses. Because the volume of space we are dealing with is so much smaller, any moisture added has faster and more profound effects on the building, leading to serious […]

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Legalizing Your Tiny House: Working With Zoning/Building

It’s not everyday that we hear from a Code Enforcement Officer, especially one that is interested in building tiny. So when Jaime wrote to us, I was excited and asked if he would be willing to share his “insider” perspective into the mysterious world of zoning and building departments. In this article you will learn […]

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Top 8 Insulation Options For Tiny Houses

With the thermostat dropping into the low teens each night for us in the mountains of Southern Oregon, it seems like an appropriate time to talk about the top 8 insulation options for tiny houses. Nearly as many insulation options exist for tiny houses on wheels as they do for conventional construction. Which one you […]

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