Tiny House Materials List


Below you will find MY TINY HOUSE MATERIALS, including my favorite appliances and space savers. I have used each and every one of these items, and I’ve been satisfied with the functionality. That being said, there are many options out there. Use this list as a guide, and purchase the materials that work for your specific Tiny House design, lifestyle, and climate.

If you’re interested in the total cost to build, click here for an itemized breakdown of my Tiny House budget

PLANS AND TRAILER

   

My house was built on a 20 foot Tumbleweed Utility Trailer using Tumbleweed Cypress Overlook Plans. The plans included a detailed breakdown of basic construction Tiny House 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 HOUSE MATERIALS – BASICS

Tiny House Kitchen

KITCHEN

  • Refrigerator: This small 3-way Dometic fridge can run off of propane, AC or DC. Great off-grid option.
  • Stovetop: 3-burner, uses propane.
  • Oven: Solar oven (used outdoors)
  • Coffee Maker. No electricity, great space saver.
  • Toaster: Stove top option. Requires no electricity.
  • Sink: Yosemite Magnus2020 20″ x 20″ x 8″. I don’t think it’s available anymore, let me know if you find it!
  • Countertops – Alligator Juniper wood slabs (hollowed out to conserve weight)

BATHROOM

BEDROOM

  • Foam Mattress – Great for the loft. Breathable. I have the 5″ version which is no longer available.
  • Loft Skylight – opens completely for emergency exit
  • USB LED lights – great space saver & bedtime reading light

LIVING ROOM

Tiny House Materials

TINY HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

PLUMBING

Propane Water Heater Tank Blanket

PROPANE

CLIMATE CONTROL

TINY HOUSE SPACE SAVERS

CLEANING ITEMS

TOW KIT

SOLAR SYSTEM

OUTDOOR / OFF-GRID TINY HOUSE MATERIALS


TINY HOUSE BOOKS I LOVE

Tiny House Decisions by expert Tiny Houser, Ethan Waldman, discusses the real challenges you face when going tiny. There are many decisions to be made, some big and some small. This book is a great guide for getting you over the hump and working towards your Tiny House dream. The book can be purchased solo or as a package with video tours and interviews. Click here for more info.

Other inspirational Tiny House books:




GET HELP WITH YOUR BUILD

The best construction guide on the market, in my opinion, is Tiny House Builder’s Tiny House Design & Construction Guide. You can purchase it as a stand-alone book, or with a video tutorial package (recommended).

Tiny Home Builders


TINY HOUSE SYSTEMS EXPLAINED


DIY TINY HOUSE DECOR TUTORIALS





Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

39 Comments

  1. Brandon Blakley
    August 24, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    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!

  2. Cher Downer
    June 2, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    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.

    • Cher Downer
      June 2, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      helpful – not hopeful. LOL!

  3. christine hinze
    January 16, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Question where did u get the wood burning stove. Can’t seem to something that small.

    • January 16, 2016 / 7:22 pm

      You can click on the link in the page, it’ll send you right to the manufacturer’s webpage. Or click here

  4. December 15, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    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!

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:04 am

      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. September 28, 2015 / 10:50 am

    Hello!
    I was wondering where you got the cushion for your couch? I am debating if I should buy a foam mattress and make my own or just buy from somewhere. Thanks!

    • September 28, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      We just bought the foam from a local store and had the cover made. You can get foam online 🙂

  6. September 18, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    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.

    • September 18, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      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…

      • Vladimir
        September 25, 2015 / 6:44 pm

        Thanks!