Wilderwise is taking a custom approach to just about every aspect of their tiny home builds. From the custom aluminum trailer that doubles as the floor foundation to the aluminum and SIP frame.
What really sets these tiny homes apart is the fact that they expand and have a full-height second floor that is set up once they are parked and in place.
In this interview, Ethan asks Arya how the homes are built, how the second-floor expansion works, and what makes them modular.
In This Episode:
- How they seal up the moving parts
- The difference between a loft and a story
- Benefits of a taller trailer
- Aluminum vs steel: what makes a better trailer?
- Who is buying tiny homes?
- What’s in the works for Wilderwise
Links and Resources:
- GO Tiny Academy with Lindsay Wood
- Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA)
- Tri-County Home and Garden Show in Sacramento, CA
- Tiny Fest in Pleasanton, CA
The trailers are made of mostly aluminum, with steel in the axels and tongue
Since the bottom of the trailer houses batteries, tanks, and more, it’s taller than normal
The second story is comprised of upper and lower walls that expand to make room
Storage inside of the stairs a requirement in tiny houses
The second story has room for most adults to stand up
The bed lifts up for additional storage
The lower cabinets must be moved in order to collapse the second story
Kitchens and appliances are customizable
The whole structure has an average R-value of 24
Arya splits most of her time between Arizona and Southern California