Re: resources / advice for getting started on tiny house?
- 8by18 and 8by20 are common. Tumbleweed sells custom trailers built for purpose. You can have a trailer place build one to those specs.
I got most of my materials on CL including all the lumber,wood flooring new white oak for free from a completed job leftovers.
Windows brand new $50 each. Craftsman style door never installed show room sample $50 mspr $1300 etc etc.
Attend one of the many workshops put on by fourlights tiny house,or tumbleweed,or take a basic construction class at a local CC.
3years 6months in thetinybungalow
that's 1 year 2 months longer than Thoreau lived in his 12 by 12 cabin on Walden pond.
--- In email@example.com, Maureen O'Regan <maureenoreg@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone, I am new to this group and this is my first post.
> Can anyone recommend good resources, or offer specific advice for someone with absolutely no special skills for building, etc., but feeling ready to materialize the dream for a tiny house? I'd love to have a point in the right direction because I'm ready to start taking steps on this.
> I'd like to build with found or low-cost used materials, but have nowhere to store a tiny-house worth of lumber, etc. My guess is that it would therefore be best to buy a trailer / get the shell of the tiny house built new and then salvage / install other things as I go along?
> Specifically, here are some details on my own situation:
> I am very clear that I want to have it built and not build it myself. Could be fun if I had the time, but not my reality.
> I would love to look for free stuff on Craigslist, etc. to cut down on costs. I have a place to stay and the luxury of as much time as I need to get this done.
> I already have a backyard space that I can use for this project - and stay there when it's finished.
> I don't want a super tiny house. Would like at least a 20 foot long trailer. I don't seem to see many of them of that size used. I wonder if that would be possible or if I'd have to go new if I want something this big?
> Thanks! I appreciate any suggestions.