Tiny House Semi Trailer Conversion

My heart is to create cool, affordable housing for single parents or those wishing to get out of debt and live simply. My father (who is really awesome) and I set out 8 weeks ago and our first prototype is completed. I do have the freedom to share now that “Tiny House Hunters” on HGTV has interest in featuring the trailer if the potential buyer is willing to be featured on TV.

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  • 1 master bedroom
  • 1 office/bedroom
  • 1 full bath
  • Amish quality craftsmanship
  • Full-size appliances
  • Open cell spray foam insulation to a thermal envelope inside and closed cell under trailer
  • Master plumbing
  • Master electrical
  • Custom 6ft. Low-Energy windows
  • Eco-Smart tankless hot water heater
  • Rear storage
  • Portable deck with hammock & ………
    back wall that turns into highly reflective outdoor movie screen with projector at night! + Lots more. Fully-Furnished.

Price: $50,000. There is a $5,000 discount for single parents.

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Thank you to everyone for your encouragement, it’s been so awesome! Feel free to share this, I’d be honored!

-jodi

(Full video of the 8 week process and a virtual tour)

Thanks to Robbie from Messenger Plumbing and Frank Molea from A+ Solutions Electrical

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alice h - September 20, 2016 Reply

I like this idea and the general layout, just not quite as enthused about the surface wiring and odd bricklike panelling. Lots of potential for these, could even use a shorter one.

Becky - September 20, 2016 Reply

Cool! We just built our tiny home on a 40 ft gooseneck trailer.

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Clair - September 20, 2016 Reply

My daughter and autistic grandson have been looking for an affordable tiny house. We live in NY where they are hard to find. They do not have a lot of money but deserve to have a home of their own.

Kay W - September 20, 2016 Reply

Love it! Love the white!
May I ask how much it cost to complete your tiny home?

Richard Austin - September 21, 2016 Reply

I love the idea – quite a bit more room than a storage container. I have a quick question/concern. What about snow load in the winter? I know that a container type house has a lot of strength to support a snow load, but I wonder about the strength of the trailer. Any body have any thoughts?

Sara Gann - September 21, 2016 Reply

This trailer has so much room and I’m sure is incredibly sturdy. Is there a website??

Sara

Jennifer - September 22, 2016 Reply

It’s a nice job. If you could get away with just one-bedroom, I think it would be more practical – one thing I think people don’t appreciate in these tiny homes is the uber-tiny “living-rooms” – they’re called that for a reason, and that’s because it’s where we do most of our “living” (reading, watching shows, working on a laptop, eating on the sofa, etc). So if you did away with the den/second-bedroom, you’d have space for a roomier living-room, which would make a big difference, IMO. We have a cabin, full 2-story, woodstove, porches x 2, built on a trailer chassis – we own 50 acres, so just hauled it out into the forest – the addition of the 2nd story (which can actually be unbolted and put on a flatbed if we had to move it) has made all the difference – in the winter, we sleep in it every night!

Mary - September 22, 2016 Reply

Offering “a $5,000 discount for single parents” violates the federal Fair Housing Act.

Mary - September 22, 2016 Reply

Not sure how this is “affordable”, as I bought a nice 4-bedroom home 3 years ago for $53,000…

Tks - September 26, 2016 Reply

Love the lofty look you went for. In your next venture making one of these, I’d go with smaller stove and sink. Just make the kitchen smaller in general with an adjusted layout. Also kitchen cabinets. Storage is crucial. Consider every piece of furniture and decoration as an opportunity to maximize storage. Nice first go at it and the craftsmanship looks great on the video.

Whomever said the discount was in violation of the fair housing act, I don’t believe it is. This is licensed as a trailer, it doesn’t fall under the same restrictions. Similar to a fifth wheel.

Paulette Poe - October 9, 2016 Reply

This is about the BEST tiny house conversion I have seen. I LOVE it. I could live here for sure!!

Alix - October 15, 2016 Reply

Jody!! I love your trailer, a fine job by your and your dad Wayne. The industrial look is quite “sweet” and I love the brick look, is that panelling? very cool. I love the idea of the discount for single parents (count me in ūüėČ How expensive was it to buy the highway trailer…also, would your prototype make it through a Manitoba winter? (-25 weather) Thanks for showing us your project, love your energy! Alix

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