Type the search phrase ‘how to build a tiny house’ into your favorite search engine and you’ll find no less than 9 blog posts with that direct phrase. You’ll then see somewhere around 37 with similar wording. How To Build A Tiny House. What a vague question. Wait! Is it even a question? What a very vague plea / request / solicitation / shot in the dark, etc. Building a tiny house is somewhat like posing the thought ‘how to play the mandolyn’. Is the question really about strumming or playing chords or reading music or playing by ear? Building a tiny house is not to be underestimated. Depending on the type of tiny house (on a trailer, on pontoons, on a foundation, out of canvas, out of a restored tug boat, etc) the method is vastly different.
The project starts out innocently enough with perhaps a sketch on a napkin, an idea shared aloud, or even a SketchUp plan. But before the first nail is pulled (or hammered in) or the first coat of paint is laid on, plans have to be made. A method of attack is necessary along with a few other elements. But if you prepare and plan and organize, no matter how tough this new labor of love becomes, it holds the potential to becoming the most gratifying experience in life. Continue reading