UPDATED for the Fall 2016 Tiny House Project. The tiny house is all about making decisions much like you would make for a traditional house. The main difference is that many of the appliances, materials, and other components have to be chosen with an additional set of criteria not often required for a traditional house–things like weight, space (footprint) and cost. The very act of moving a house becomes a problem for certain materials like tile, sheetrock and copper pipes. There is always some “work-around” to make those things work in a tiny house; they just require closer scrutiny. Below is a (working) list of components and materials chosen for the Tiny Dawg House.

  • Trailer Specifications:
    • 2″ X 6″ Rectangle Tubing, Wrapped Tongue with 2 5/16″ A-Frame Coupler
    • 2″ X 4″ Tube Frame and Cross Members
    • 24′ long X 8′ Wide Decking Area with Sheet Metal Skin beneath the framework
    • Threaded Rod Spaced Every 4 ft. to tie down your structure
    • 82″ Between the Fenders
    • Tandem 7000 lbs. Capacity Dexter E-Z Lube Axles (14,000 lbs. Gross Capacity)
    • New! 225/80R16″ Tires and Wheels
    • Electric Brakes on Both Axle – with Safety Break-away Kit
    • Safety Chains
    • High Lift 8,000 Lbs. Center Tongue mounted Jack
    • Primed and Painted
    • Recessed Tail Lights
  • Insulation: Icyene foam in floor (closed cell),floor; and walls and ceiling (open cell)
  • HVAC: Amana PBH092G12CB 9,000 BTU Thru-the-Wall AC w/ heat pump
  • Toilet: Separett Composting Toilet (Villa 9200 110v)
  • Hot Water: Rinnai tankless propane (V65e (REU-VC2025W)
  • Stove/Range: Premier 20 Gas Range (Spark ignition #BHK5X0OP)
  • Fridge: Frigidaire FFET1022QW I 10 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator, Energy Star
  • Shower: Delta 36″ x 36″ 3-piece acrylic kit, with separate base
  • Floors: Pre-finished 4″ hardwood
  • Walls: 1″ x 8″ knotty white pine, T&G
  • Roof: Onduvilla
  • Siding: Regionally sourced 6″ white pine beveled wood siding


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