Tiny House Materials List

Below you will find MY TINY HOUSE MATERIALS, including my favorite appliances. If you’re interested in my total costs, click here for an itemized breakdown of my Tiny House budget.



My house was built on a 20 foot Tumbleweed Utility Trailer using Tumbleweed Cypress Overlook Plans. The plans included a detailed breakdown of materials, such as structural lumber, sheathing, etc. I customized my plans, extending the dormers and changing the interior. For more information on the build plans and trailer I used, click on the links above.

Tiny Kitchen




Propane Water Heater Tank Blanket




Tiny House Materials





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36 thoughts on “Tiny House Materials List”

  1. Hi, I can’t see your material list. The link in each section doesn’t appear anymore. I wanted to know if it was a problem with my computer or is it another problem?? Thank you

      1. I had the same issue and couldn’t see any of the materials. The issue was adblock was registering the links as ads. Turn that off and you are set.

      2. It’s invisible to me too, just a list of titles ‘Kitchen’; ‘Bathroom’; ‘Plumbing’ etc. but with nothing below them. I’m in the UK, I don’t know if that’s relevant but I thought it might have something to do with it. Thanks for all your great work anyway! 🙂

      3. This page is full of Amazon product displays. If you have an ad blocker on, all you’ll see is the title and intro paragraph of each section.

        Either turn the blocker off or open this page in an alternate browser without a blocker.

  2. Hello! I am finishing my drainage and bought a RV twist connect kit to connect to the RhinoFLEX hose. My problem is I cant find an adapter for the twist connect kit to attach to my 2 or 3″ pvc drain pipes. It appears its made for hose connections and not 2 or 3″ pvc. Curious how you connected yours? Thanks!

    1. Your quick! I’ll call that the female end. I need a way to connect the male end to a pvc pipe. Hope that makes sense. Thanks!

  3. I just want to thank you for sharing all of your hard work and research with us. We are getting ready to build our tiny home out at a lake property we purchased years ago and it takes hours and hours researching the best way to do many of the things we want to do. You’ve narrowed things down for us and have given us great ideas and the links you provide to purchase the items has been so hopeful. Also the cost analysis we can now put together as we customize each situation is priceless. Because of your info./links we’ll be able to keep from wasting time and money and save accordingly. Finding your blog has been a real blessing since you already did all the hard work and have used the items and report back on your findings. You rock! I can’t wait to read more when I get the time.

  4. Happy snow day today in Colorado! Now that you guys have had a chance to put the Kimberly stove to the test in the Rockies, are you still happy with it? We have an envi heater and are looking to add a wood burning stove to our tiny but might have to sell a limb for the Kimberly to be a reality. Thanks for your feedback!

    1. Hey there. We just got back from a month long trip to Europe and are getting ready to leave the house again for holiday travels. Just to tell you that I still don’t feel like we’ve given a good test of the Kimberly yet. Another reason for me not saying we’ve thoroughly tested it is because, we still don’t have the recommended hardwood for long burns. As of now, we burn pine that we got from the property we’re parked on (the price was right!) and it’s not super dry and burns fairly quickly. Yet, we’re able to get at least 50 degrees of temperature difference between inside and outside. Our house leaks quite a bit of heat out as we have lots of windows and it’s not really airtight. We also have the EnviHeater running most of the time, it helps even the temperature when the fire goes out.
      With that set up, if we go to bed at 11pm with a fresh load of pine-not-super-dry-wood, I suspect the wood will burn and smolder for 2-3 hours. At 11pm, if the temperature is 74 degrees inside and around 20 degrees outside, it’ll be between 55 and 60 degrees inside at 7am.
      I hope this helps for now.

  5. Hey guys, I wrote some time back and now we almost have our own travel tiny house! Thanks for all the inspiration. If you have a minute (I know you are in Alaska, which is rad), could you help me figure out if Panasonic WhisperValue can be installed on the wall? Did you go with roof or wall installation? Did you gain any insight into which option is better? Manufacture’s site says that ceiling penetration only has to be 3”. Is that what you ended up making a hole for? Thanks guys.

    1. Well, we are actually in Colorado (our website is late!). We mounted the panasonic fan on the ceiling in between 4×4 joist. We had to drill a whole through the wall for the exhaust vent. I do remember them making fans that you could put on the wall too. Not sure which would be better though…

  6. Hi guys,
    Love your project! You’ve created a fantastic body of resources throughout your travels. Thanks for the time you put into this website.
    I was just wondering if you could provide some feedback on your Kimberly stove now that you’ve lived with it for a while. We are considering one for our tiny, but want to hear from others who have used it before we spend $4k on it. Is it as great as it sounds? Would you buy it again if you had the chance or would you look more into other options? Thanks for your time!

    1. Glad you like our project!
      We’ve always considered other options when looking at wood stoves. There are many out there that are pretty nifty! But the Kimberly seems to have the most “tiny house friendly” features. Truth be told, it hasn’t been cold enough for long enough for us to do a full review. It’s been cold yes, and the stove has performed flawlessly. We have no doubt it will get us through this winter in Colorado. But for a full review from us, you might have to wait…
      I can tell you that if keeping your house warm while being off-grid is important to you, and it gets significantly cold where you are, the Kimberly might be your best option.

  7. You talk about which model you chose but what about the layout options? Which one did you go with? What did you do with the extra materials you received in the Tumbleweed package, since you used reclaimed materials like the crates?

    1. Hello Torri. The plans we purchased are for a Tumbleweed Cypress 20 Overlook, but our interior layout has nothing to do with the overlook layout. Our layout is not available through plans. But don’t worry, Tumbleweed plans have no interior support wall so changing things around is really easy. Also, Tumbleweed does not send materials. You purchase plans and get a materials list. You have to go get your materials yourself. I don’t know of any tiny house company that offers materials as a package.

  8. Hi,
    Love your vidoes. Attending a workshop in L.A, this october, if everything goes right…
    My question is , my budget is closet to $15 000 than 20+ I just want it functional enough to move and then I can work more on it and pour more $ into it. What do you guys think?

    I will learn more about this at the workshop, I’m hoping, but that’s what I’ve figured about my budget, until now, that I have a limited amount until further notice.

    Thanks for reading 😉

    1. I don’t see an issue with that. $15,000 should be plenty to allow you to buy a trailer, build a shell, put windows, make it weatherproof and insulate. And even more if you reclaim some materials. You should be ok for it to move. We moved ours from Los Angeles to Illinois when it was 70 or 80% done. Wasn’t an issue. Good luck! And going to a workshop is a great investment.

  9. Hey again. Disregard that last comment. I now see the egress model you have listed and answered my own question. Need to be bit more observant… So I’ll likely order that one. Thanks!

  10. Hey guys! Does the sky light you list have the capability to fully open? I remember seeing a picture of Jenna standing through the sleeping loft and am curious if both your skylights are the same or if they’re different. I’m on the framing of my house and want a skylight over my sleeping loft and one that fully opens (similar to an egress). I try to use your Amazon link when possible so if this listed skylight fully opens I’ll probably order it. Thanks!

  11. Hi, in your videos I see what appears to be blatant product placement and company logos on title overlays (e.g. Onduvilla titling on the roofing time lapse). Were you able to get any kind of discounts from manufacturers or perhaps purchase wholesale from them in exchange for product placement? We’d like to do a similar thing to you guys with our build and thought it would be a good opportunity for manufacturers to get some essentially free advertising; after all if they to us wholesale or Lowe’s they make the same money right?

    1. Well, it turns out that it’s not as simple as that. I think Onduvilla is the only one we actually made a video for, though we are still due for a couple other products we use. We’ve had a pretty good and long relationship with Onduvilla and they’ve worked hard cross-promoting our project while we were promoting their product. Thankfully, we believe in their roofing so it’s easy!
      You have to make sure you have something to give back to a manufacturer if they decide to help you out, whether it being with discounts or free products, it’s only fair. Building a large targeting following is critical.
      The easiest way to get started is to create a charming project and work super hard for it be successful. Then you pick up the phone and start calling people. Get ready for lots of “no’s” before you get a “yes”. But it does happen, you can see it on our sponsor page. We’re super thankful and honored to see that those companies saw some value in our project, both in return or just in its concept!

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