Zig’s Pout House

Royal shared with me Zig’s story and pictures. Here is the story of Zig’s Pout House brought to us by Royal. You can view more pictures of the house on Zig’s website.

In 1999 he decided to build a tiny house/shed on the trailer … using the cedar lumber. The inside of his tiny house smells like a cedar chest. Turns out he had 2 or 3 types of cedar wood. He even saved the outside sections that have bark on, when he cut up the lumber, and used them as ceiling cover below the sleeping loft. The walls are insulated with Fiberglas batting.



From the outside, the trailer looks small (it’s a single axle trailer). But it seemed somewhat larger on the inside. His side-walls are 8 ft. tall. Then he came down 1 ft. from the wall tops to install his sleeping loft floor. It looks like a 12×12 pitch roof with asphalt shingles … he doesn’t plan on driving around the countryside with his tiny house in tow.

He has several fluorescent lamps inside, including in the loft. He now has an actual mattress in the sleeping loft. The other half of the loft area is storage … big enough for another mattress.


As you come in the door and turn left, on the end where he works on his family history hobby … he had started to do the inside walls with diagonal slanted cedar … until he figured that it was taking up way too much wood to do that. Then he went with a horizontal boards. If you come in the door and turn right, you see another door that opens to reveal a bathroom … toilet and 32″ shower base. When you come in the door, directly overhead is an open space (2′ x2′ ?) for ventilation to the loft … and one of those fold-up attic ladder units. Pull it down and climb into the loft sleeping & storage areas … push it up and it is out of the way. Ahead to the right is where he planned to put in his kitchen area … but hasn’t done so yet.


The old signs he collected around town … a lot of the license plates were given to him by friends …

To see more pictures view Zig’s website.





by Kent Griswold (Tiny House Blog)

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Zigs Chukka - August 28, 2009 Reply

My Daddy does AWESOME work! He’s the BEST!! :)))

Justin - August 28, 2009 Reply

That’s fantastic. Just goes to show what you can do with a little inspiration and some hard work. What a great little home.


Benjamin - August 29, 2009 Reply

Why no windows?

Freth - August 30, 2009 Reply

I agree, It looks well built.

And it certainly displays individual personality!!

sammantha - September 30, 2013 Reply

i dig tht funky lil house thats kewl yall ….

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