Tiny Build: Floor Framing [Episode 2]

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:10

This tiny house we are building - it has suprised us in so many ways.  We are suprised at how not tiny it is.  At how easy it is to build.  At how inexpensive materials are when you are going tiny.  But most of all, we are suprised at how madly in love with it we are.  We are totally smitten with it.

We are putting together a video series showing all the steps, and doing our best to answer all of the questions on the videos in hopes of helping others build their own tiny homes.  Because there's going to be alot of you wanting to build one.  Trust me on this one.

In this week's video, we are showing you how to build a floor on a trailer for a tiny home.  We go through the steps from taking a standard car hauler trailer, prep it and build and insulate a floor on top.  This was an easy step, but not one you want to mess up or forget something on.  Check it out -


If you have questions, please ask in the video comments so we can keep the technical questions with the video, and we will do our best to answer.

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We shall see you next week!

Have a great weekend!

Ana + Jacob


Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:33

hi there,

i would like to know about buying a trailer to build a tiny home.  I'm guessing you can only buying specific trailers makes /brand . If you could enlighten me . I would be much obliged.




Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:19

Love that you are doing this. What are you using to tow the tiny house with? 


Sun, 02/21/2016 - 12:02

About how much did this cost you to build? My husband and I are wanting to build one but dont know how much it will cost roughly. If you could help us out that would be great! thank you and I love your stuff!!!

In reply to by stucco118

Ana White

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 20:51

Hi, here's a rough estimate for you (in Alaska we are at the higher end)

Trailer -$6-9K

Framing - $2-3K

Interior Finish and Flooring $1K

Roofing $1-2K

Windows $1-2K

Appliances $5-15K (heat source, generator, solar, compost toilet, water system etc)

Siding $1-2K

Doors $500

Furnishings and Decor $1K

Labor $10K

This number of course can change depending on how much you are willing to DIY, any reclaimed materials or supplies, and how simple or complex your utility systems are.  

It's certainly better than paying rent.  At least with a tiny house your money is going toward something that will hold it's value.  

Hope this helps out!


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