Tiny House Framing: The First Wall

Tiny House Framing: The First Wall

We’re finally framing a wall!!! So far I’ve only been prepping the trailer, which included leveling, insulation, sheathing, and installing the fascia boards. I thought this day – the day of Tiny House framing – would never come!

After all this hard work, it’s time to drastically change the look of this whole project! Framing is probably one of the most exciting first steps in the Tiny House build as the house is starting to take shape.

Naaaahhhh, let’s be honest here. The real reason framing is so exciting is because we get to use a big ol’ nail gun! It ended up being one of Jenna’s favorite tools, along with the miter saw! In fact, the framing nail gun is so much fun to use that we ended up nailing way more than needed to. And because we are beginners, that meant that we became really good at removing nails.

Tiny House Framing

Tiny House Framing

Framing a Tiny House is similar to framing anything. After you find the perfect workflow, the process becomes streamlined. Trust me, you will have a wall up in no time! We followed the specifications on our Tiny House plans, which we purchased from Tumbleweed. We are building a 20 foot “Fencl,” which is now called the “Cypress.” Our plans are a little outdated, but I’ve heard that they’ve since improved them. For example, all of the windows are now standard sizes. Our windows are all custom, which meant we spent a lot of money on purchasing custom windows. Sigh…..

Again, we found ourselves to be lab rats for the Tiny House movement. You live and you learn!

Nowadays there are many options for Tiny House plans. My suggestion is to purchase plans that have been built before, tested, and recommended by another Tiny Houser. Check out my materials list for my specific plan choice.



  1. September 23, 2013 / 11:37 am

    I also love the nail gun, though ours is much smaller than yours! I think my favorite tool though is the jigsaw!

    • September 23, 2013 / 3:32 pm

      Haha, size doesn’t matter right? I didn’t get to use the jigsaw much yet. I’m assuming that sheathing will start challenging me with that particular tool. I’ll have to perfect my “measure 12 times, cut hopefully just once” technique!

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