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Our Maiden Voyage

We had a baby! Well… it feels that way. What I mean is, our tiny house emerged from the driveway and received her birth certificate. She is officially DMV registered as a coach trailer. License plate and all! We are so proud. But let’s back up… Do you remember how hard it was for us to fit the trailer into Uncle Matt’s driveway? Well, now that we have an actual thirteen foot HOUSE on top of that trailer, multiply the level of difficulty thirteen-fold! A few…

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Installing Trailer Fascia Boards

In this video, you’ll see me install the treated wood to the side of the trailer. Let me tell ya: treated wood is haaaaard. And it’s not even nearly as hard as the steel you’re trying to attach it to! I spent quite a while at Home Depot figuring out which screws would be best for this. And let me tell ya something else: good quality screws are expeeeeeensive! THgj building tip: Pre-drill the treated wood and figure out if you need to pre-drill the…

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Leveling The Trailer

The past couple weeks were pretty hectic between boxes, tiny house plans customization and trips to Home Depot. They now know me on a first name basis and are all aware that I have no idea what I’m doing or talking about. Jose at the Pro Desk helped me prepare my first material order. I lumped up a little over $2,500 worth of lumber, plywood, insulation, expanding foam, nails, screws, saw blades and stuff. Before the materials arrived, I had to get the trailer prepared.…

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Tumbleweed Los Angeles Workshop

We had the opportunity to participate in a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop. About 6 weeks ago, we ordered out custom trailer from Tumbleweed, and the delivery date happened to be on the same day they were presenting their workshop. So guess who got to be the bell of the ball on her debut? Our newborn tiny trailer! I can’t tell you enough how helpful it is to attend a workshop presented by someone who has actually built a tumbleweed house. I had already been to…

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Our Custom Trailer

Well, it is finally here: our new home!!! Or at least the “foundation” I guess… What you see above my friends is part of the upcoming projects I was talking about a few days ago. Jenna and I are planning on building a tiny house on wheels and use it to travel all around the country. We purchased this 20ft trailer from Tumbleweed about 6 weeks ago. They are significantly more expensive than what you could find out there but they are specifically designed to…

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