Tiny House Video

Kim a reader of the Tiny House Blog discovered this video and I think it is a perfect example of what can be done with a little hard work and enginutity. I am not familiar with the language in the video, but I’m sure it is European.

This person took an old run down caravan or trailer and used it for the base, he then rebuilt it using his design and creating a simple structure for himself. It has all the basics, a place to sleep, cook and stay warm. Maybe this video is just the inspiration you need to start your own project.


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robin yates - June 29, 2011 Reply

the language is Nordic, either Swedish, Norwegian or Icelandic ( I think !)

Martin - June 29, 2011 Reply

I think it’s Swedish…

John Lein - June 29, 2011 Reply

If that last slide is indicating cost (30,000 kr), it’s in Kroners which would be Danish, Swedish or Norwegian from what I gather on Wikipedia. That puts the cost at between $4,800 & $5,700, depending on the country.

Nice house! Massive stove and chimney setup for such a small space, but from the look of the snow it must come in handy.

JT - June 29, 2011 Reply

Looks like a lot of weight for a ssingle axle trailer.

    Johan - June 29, 2011 Reply

    Based on the license plate @1.30, the trailer originally carried 920 kg which is probably what it’s designed for. He’s probably way north of that now.

      JT - June 30, 2011 Reply

      He built a nice tiny house. But I would be very concerned about the weight. Once his tiny house is finished and he loads his personal things in it, it’s going to weight a lot more than that single axle was meant to carry. I don’t know what the frame of the trailer was rated for, but he must be pushing the limits on that as well??

        markus - July 2, 2011 Reply

        Joe3: It depends on the state of it really but u can find it from 200 USD to about 500usd. Ranging from poor to nice. But usually they can look really bad and still fixable 🙂 There really should exist something like it in the US or where u are? No?

        JT: I am finished with all my stuff in it. We have lived three people in it at the most for a couple of weeks and also i moved it with all the stuff in it and actually I was in it too during the move just to see if it would hold up. I think it weighs in at around 2 tons or slightly more. The frame is built for 950kg or something but obviously it can hold much more than that. But not much more. Ofc it would be better with a boogie trailer but that would have cost a lot more 🙂

Torsten Leander - June 29, 2011 Reply

I can confirm that the language is swedish.

    Kent Griswold - June 29, 2011 Reply

    Thank you, you know about us “dumb” English speaking Americans, it seems that is all we know 🙂

      BJ Lambert - July 5, 2011 Reply

      No some of us Americans have been other places and can speak other languages-like Swedish. 😉

        Marti - July 6, 2011 Reply

        Yup, I recognized it as Swedish, too. Never been there but have 4 friends from Sweden I met at Croatian language school in Croatia last summer. So I learned a bit. And read a few words now, too.

        Great tiny house

kevinsmicrohomestead - June 29, 2011 Reply

that stove is cool I want to know more about it and great little house cost of living ZERO !!

karen ho fatt - June 29, 2011 Reply

Language looks Scandinavian. Wish I were as handy as he!

Markus - June 29, 2011 Reply

Well hello!
Its my wagon. Thank you for the comments and the publicity. Always fun to get acknowledged. Im from sweden but now i have added subtitles, not very pretty but i hope it gets the message across 🙂

Please look at my other videos, the same concept but total cost of those wagons are 400US dollars 😛 My friends projects. Can be found by clicking my name in youtube.
Thanks again!

    joe3 - June 30, 2011 Reply

    Markus, nice build,I like the structural spacing, looks just as strong as what we build here. I love the photo with all the snow. I’m interested in the stove for a vardo I have in the planning stages. Can you convert the currency and give me a cost in dollars? And I wonder about having one or two shipped here? Thanks

LT - June 30, 2011 Reply

Swedish 100% sure.

Christina Nellemann - June 30, 2011 Reply

Ja, det är Svensk. Söta hus! 🙂 I couldn’t help it, my mother is part Swedish.

cj - July 5, 2011 Reply

Handy little free tool for all. Just use Google translate for any passage/word you ever see. You will then know the language and the origin. It is nice to be able to converse with others on the blogs without the language barrier.

Celia - July 5, 2011 Reply

I would like to know the name of the band in the background, I love the music.

Donna F. - July 5, 2011 Reply

This is LOVELY! Just love it! I didn’t see electricity in the home…nor plumbing…curious to know where he uses the “facilities” (shower and RR)…and how is it doing without electricity? Was it a big adjustment? Does he live there full time all the time? Or just camping out periodically? 🙂 Love this tiny house with the HUGE windows! 🙂

    Markus - July 7, 2011 Reply

    I built a little toilet composttoilet outside. Good to use in the garden in the future after two years of composting. Instead of electricity for light i used an oillamp I bought at military surplus for 2 dollars. It was a big adjustment but not a hard one. I wanted to see how much space u really need and i discovered u need almost none. The Outside is vast and can be used as different rooms depending on the needs 🙂
    Shower in the stream or in the villageSauna. Or a bucket of water. Lived in it for half a year and now i Live there when visiting the friends that stayed in the village. I am studying in Uppsala and had to move to be able to attend the education 🙂

    Thank you for the compliments!

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