Going Wide with Your Tiny House


TinyHouseBuild.com’s Digital Workshop

Today’s short and sweet episode from our digital workshop covers considerations wide load tiny houses. Having visited hundreds of different tiny houses now, we can say that some of our favorites have been on trailers wider than 8’6″. 

wide load tiny house

Going just a tad wider than normal, the Ferris’ were able to incorporate some things such as this awesome bath tub

A 10′ wide trailer seems to be the magic number, striking a great balance between added high-value square footage and ease of towing. Getting permits for wide loads 10′ and under is an easy process and pretty affordable (typically $35 per state line crossed). It also doesn’t cost much more to build a slightly wider trailer or to finish out the space. 

One of our favorite perks of a wide load tiny house is the ability of placing the bedroom on the ground floor. No more sore knees from crawling around in a loft, and no more crouching over while getting dressed and moving around. It also becomes easier to add luxury items such as a nice sized soaker tub, large dining room table, bigger appliances, etc.

The key is to strike the right balance between cost and ease of towing; above 10′ width quickly adds headaches. Eventually you end up needing a pilot vehicle, being restricted to driving through certain areas at specific times, and having to pay much higher fees for towing. You can read a detailed interview with a hOMe plans customer who modified his to be 10′ here

How about you? What do you think is the ideal movable tiny house width? Do you like the standard 8’6″ tiny house, one that’s 10′, or one even bigger than that? Let us know! 🙂

Stay tuned for more from the TinyHouseBuild.com Digital Workshop Series, or click HERE to purchase the entire, 2-day tiny house workshop; covering everything from tools to codes to construction details, to creating a tiny house lifestyle and everything (truly!) in between. With each purchase comes a FREE e-notebook for you to take notes on as you watch the footage and over $300 in FREE bonuses (including our hOMe Digital Total Plans Package as well as our step-by-step How to Build a Tiny House Video series). 

To view Episode 1: Become a Tool Master & Save Loads of $, please click HERE

To view Episode 2: Tiny House Design & Engineering, please click HERE

To view Episode 3: How to Tow a Tiny House, click HERE

To view Episode 4: Rules of the Road, click HERE

To view Episode 5: Weight Calculations in a Tiny House, click HERE.

To view Episode 6: What Truck Should I Get to Tow My Tiny House, click HERE

To view Episode 7: What’s Your Best Tiny House Trailer Option, click HERE


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