Ryan shares how he plans to anchor his tiny house to the trailer in this YouTube video.
“Many people have asked how do you anchor a Tiny House to the trailer so that it doesnt come off while moving down the road or get lifted off during a storm. The four front blots will help with any forces the could cause the house to slide off and the eight tie downs will prevent from any lifting forces they also have a really high sheer sideways strength.”
Ryan’s dream of building a tiny house is coming true – some assembly required. He’ll be building himself a modified Tumbleweed Fencl.
“Over four years ago I discovered Tiny Houses and fell in love with them. I have always been fascinated with alternative housing, from the time I was a boy I built countless forts in the woods. So we have arrived, I will be building my Tiny House starting in just a few short weeks!”
Another successful completion of a owner-built tiny house! Very inspiring.
“I might just write that again, because it looks so very nice. And this time, I shall employ caps to convey the enthusiasm as effectively as type can: LITTLE YELLOW IS DONE!!!! Alright, I’m freakin’ excited. But after a year of planning, more than a year of building, and what felt like 5 or so years of anticipation, I have a house. A whole house I. Have. A. Home.”
Cody (Wranglerstar) makes chainsaw work look easy. The first half of this video shows him selecting and harvesting a tree on his land. The second half shows how he mills down logs into timbers.
“Episode 11 of the DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse will cover fitting all four corner joints of the sill plate timbers. Working with big timbers is hard and a tight fitting joint takes a lot of time and concentration. The tools Im using today are two Robert Sorby timber framing chisels.”
Looks like John Wells is going to have more company out in the desert. Pictured here is her outhouse. I wonder what kind of home Dona Lu plans to build?
“My part time SW neighbor Dona Lu came out to work on her place for the weekend. She pre-built studded walls for an out house building and needed a second pair of hands holding the parts so she could lag screw them together. Quite impressed with her design and carpentry skills.”
More construction photos from the tiny house project at The Rich Life.
“At the behest of commenters, I decided to consult my good friend Allen J. about the necessity for heavier duty headers over my window and door openings. With his sage wisdom, I decided to add some extra support to the openings on the house.”