Simple Stairs For The Tiny House

When we were building our tiny house I remember several sets of makeshift stairs. In fact, they were so makeshift I would hardly call them stairs (or steps). In fact, the first version was just some old cinderblocks stacked on top of each other. The first fall I took not only hurt my pride but also my shins as I stumbled and caught myself only by my shin skin. The second version involved an old set of mobile home steps that had no real cross-bracing and seemed like a state fair fun house if you didn’t walk up them at a very slow speed and in a straight line. Our travel trailer has proved no different.

The metal steps on this rig are literally suspended by four bolts. They are not at all designed for the wear and tear of a full time nomadic family. In fact, if I go outside before my wife and daughter wake up my subtle shaking will surely alert them of my absence. It is awful. That is why I decided to cobble together a set of steps that were affordable, easy to break down, and reliable.

I invite you to spend the next 3 minutes watching this short video on how to make a simple set of tiny house steps. Just click on the standard YouTube play button to view.

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By Andrew M. Odom for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Khaleel Gonzalez - February 11, 2015 Reply

Hey, Andrew! First off, I really admire your ingenuity man, those stairs will definitely serve your purpose. You should consider commercializing your idea! However, that’s not why I am here. I am a student at Olin College of Engineering and we are doing some research on Tiny Homes. We would love to speak with you, either by phone or skype, just to learn about your experiences. It would really help us out a lot! I can be reached at the listed email. Thanks!

CathyAnn - February 12, 2015 Reply

Thank you for the “how to.” That is something I know I can do.

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