Tiny House Construction
Modern framing, engineered for the road
About the project
Framing a Tiny House is similar to a conventional house with the added requirements to withstand a 55 MPH wind as it travels down the road! A Tiny House is built on a specially designed trailer making it mobile but structurally sound.
The triple axle trailer has a strong steel framework designed to handle the weight of the house. The floor contains tubing for the hydronic heating system. Walls are framed with 2 x 4 and insulated with closed cell spray foam. Windows are maintenance free vinyl and the siding is LP Smartside with a factory applied paint finish. The roof is covered with OSB sheathing then topped with corrugated steel.
Traditional electrical and plumbing is run throughout the house and brought to a central connection point where it can be connected to an existing system. This particular Tiny House employs a compost toilet so a central sewage system is not required.