We have delved into so many unique tiny house projects now, that it is really difficult to categorize features as “standard”, but here are some specifications that are more common:
- Custom fabricated trailer with electric brakes on all wheels, break away system, fenders, 7 blade hookup, heavy duty axles properly sized for the weight of the house
- floor insulation and framing is integrated into the trailer steel for increased head room
- advanced 2×4 wall and roof framing OR Structural Insulated Panels
- For stick frame, 5″ EPS foam insulation in the floor, 3 1/2″ spray foam in the walls, 5 1/2″ spray foam in the ceiling
- Jeld Wen vinyl windows in white, black, gray, or desert tan-single hung, sliders, casements, awnings, and picture configurations
- High quality aluminum clad double pane Low E windows available
- cedar lap siding and trim
- reclaimed corrugated metal and other profiles for siding
- 29 ga Pro Panel II or corrugated metal roof Galvalume finish (other colors available) 26ga and 24ga available in an array of profiles
- 1/4″ Pine or cedar T&G interior finish. Painted birch white or any color you want for those that don’t like “too much wood” . Beetle Kill also quite common
- 3/4″ solid wood built-ins in pine, oak, maple, walnut, or whatever wood species you like!
- Glued up wood counters. Stainless, solid surface, granite, and quartz also available
- Stainless steel Sink can be drop in, undermount, or farm style
- Suburban 2-burner propane cooktop, 20″ drop in RV range, or small 20/24″ slide in range
- Propane or electric heat
- Woodstoves optional
- A/C mini split optional
- dry bath with composting toilet
- wet bath with 32″ shower enclosures or full size 30×60 tub/showers
- wired for domestic 120v AC hookup in either 30A or 50A
- plumbed for city water hookup-can be setup with a tank and pump for off grid applications
- greywater drainage system-can be set up for septic or city sewer
Tiny House Customization
The sky is the limit on how one can customize their Tiny Home. It is best to contact me with your ideas to see what we can make work. Customization is one of the highest priorities I aim to satisfy when you make the decision to have me build your Tiny House. Here are but a few items that are easily customizable:
Doors don’t have to be on the end of the trailer. In fact, doors on the side can free up space and improve function. You don’t have to use a single door either. You could use french doors or doors in multiple locations. I can source a wide variety of door styles as well as make custom doors to fit your style.
Cladding-In addition to traditional cedar lap siding, I can install corrugated metal in several finishes and profiles, including “rusty”, I can do board and batt (in several different species), I can do sheet materials with or without reveals, I can do cedar shingles, I can do recycled barn wood, you name it. I will not do any kind of masonry or stucco type finish because I feel such materials won’t hold up to the abuse of road travel. If you really like the look of stucco, I can get “stucco” sheets from Hardi and Certainteed, but you will have seams to deal with. Lastly, I can do combinations of materials. My very own Durango uses rusty corrugated as a wainscot, pine board and batt up to plate height, and cedar lap in the gables.
Due to the stresses of highway travel, we only use heavy gauge metal panels. The Pro Panel II profile is our favorite, but we can also source several other profiles in several different finishes. We can also install standing seam metal if you don’t like the look of exposed fasteners. Other roof options include metal shingles, and Onduvilla.
1/4″ Pine T&G with a clear coat is the tried and trued classic, but you can also whitewash it, stain it, use sheet plywood or other sheet goods, or mix and match. Greg’s personal tiny house uses a combo of pine T&G, birch plywood, and recycled wood. Beetle Kill Pine and Barnwood are other common accents.
3/8″ engineered flooring in a huge variety of finishes is our go to flooring, however, we have installed solid hardwoods, high quality Pergo, cork, and even mosaic tile in bathroom floors. There are also creative options like penny floors or rough beetle kill t&g.
We can install anything from wood slabs to stainless steel to copper to recycled glass countertops. I can also do any style of cabinetry you have in mind, be it off the shelf units or custom made in house. Same thing for upper storage. Open wood shelves are simple and functional, but some boxes with doors are always nice to conceal clutter. I can use large sinks, mid size refrigerators (or larger if that is important), 20 or 24″ wide propane ranges instead of cooktops, washing machines, washer/dryer combos, etc.
Dry or wet, shower or tub, sink or no sink, if a nice bathroom is your highest priority We will make it work.
Going to be off the grid? Or do you know for sure you will always be hooked up to city services? Not sure which? We can install hookups for either or both. Electric can be 12v dc, 120v AC or a combination. You can recycle your greywater or run it to a septic or city sewer.
We coordinate with a local certified solar designer and installer to provide a system that is cost effective yet will satisfy your power needs without ever having to plug into a municipal grid.
We can install everything from the modern LED pucks and strips to track lighting to one of kind custom made fixtures. You can even supply your own light fixtures. Our licensed electrician has over 25 years experience installing all kinds of fixtures.
The devil truly is in the details when it comes to Tiny Houses. Figuring out interesting details is actually one of favorite parts about the design process.
Don’t like ladders? No problem! We have a variety of stair designs to meet your needs. If you don’t even like stairs we can put the bed on the first floor and use the loft for storage.