I retired a few years back to help my wife, who’s health is failing. Looking for something to do to occupy my spare time without leaving her by herself, I decided to drag out my woodworking tools and work in the garage on little projects.
I went to wally world and purchased a baby monitor to listen for her if she needs help (she’s confined to a hospital bed) while working outside. This is probably the best and most used tool I have ever invested in. It has opened up a world of possibilities to create different projects.
I started off small with things for around the house. These little projects got boring after a year or so. At night I like to surf the web and look at interesting things. The Tiny House movement caught my eye. After researching a few months I decided to build one, and did. But that’s a different story. It’s not what this story is about story. If Kent is interested in that build I’d love to share it with you.
This story is about a rustic looking little cabin on wheels. It’s mounted to a 6 x 10 single axle trailer. I wanted an 8 x 12 so I made corbels for the sides and front which got to 8 x 11. On the nose I came off the corbeled ledge on a 17 degree angle for 3 feet. That got me the extra foot I wanted.
I didn’t want to sacrifice any more floor space to make room for the full size bed.
It is not equipped with a bathroom, from my past experiences camping I always used their facilities so why waste the space. There is a storage area under the bed that could house a port-a-potty.
It does have a 6 gallon water heater and 20 gallon fresh water tank under the bed. It’s wired 110 volt with a shore power hookup when at camp grounds or in the back yard for a guest suite. It’s also equipped with a small fridge and bar sink. I’m almost finished with this project. All’s that is left is to install the chimney pipe for the solid fuel stove. The pipe is special ordered and hopefully will be here this week. Here’s a few pics. If you want to see the build from day one you can visit this link. https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=F58C2A5833E6B9FE&id=F58C2A5833E6B9FE%211669
Hal from Oregon