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Tiny wood stove made by Jotul

Heating options for the tiny house

It may seem a little early to think about heating the wee house, but it’s actually pretty appropriate so I know how to alter the framing if needed.  Will a window be in the way, how will it vent, will it take forever to ship, etc.?  So I’m down to 3 options after a ton of research: Tiny wood stove Environment  (wood = renewable; used…

The trailer is in and pallets have met their match…

Last weekend the trailer came in! This was quite a pleasant surprise, considering I was expecting it to take 4 weeks. For a trailer it looks like a decent size, but seems quite small when you imagine it being a house. Now that it’s in, titled and registered, dad and I are going to find a nice spot for it in the grass and…

Tiny House Plans

Although I’m building from plans, this house is going to require a bit of customizing.  The biggest issue at the moment is the overall height because the trailer we ordered seems a little higher off the ground than most, thus requiring some shortening of the walls and changing the pitch of the roof.  I need to keep this thing under 14 feet so I…

Let the tiny house fun begin!

Well it has officially begun!  I’ve ordered the tiny house trailer and it should be here in 3 – 4 weeks.  It’s a 7 x 20 Leonard brand trailer, wood deck, no dovetail, no ramps, no sides, 10,000 # GVWR tandem axle. I was determined to find a trailer from a Virginia dealer and this fit the bill.  Although it’s actually made in North…

Welcome!

Welcome to Small House, Big Adventure! This blog is a complement to my master’s thesis in sustainable living in small spaces and I will be detailing my progress in building an actual tiny house on wheels!  Thanks for stopping by to check things out.  I should have more posts for your enjoyment in the coming months.

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