After about a month of waiting, we finally got the go ahead to pick up the trailer base for our house! We talked with many different trailer companies and decided to go with a manufacturer in Rockmart, Georgia. He worked very well with us to customize the trailer how we wanted it. We went with:
•3, 7k lb. axles
•Cross members flush on the top
•Metal flashing by itself for later installation.
We wanted to go with a third axle for more weight grading. We also went with flush cross members so we can lay our subfloor on top of the trailer which allows for more support on the floor. We are waiting to install the metal flashing until we are done running the electrical and plumbing.
Why are you building it on wheels?
A tiny house on wheels doesn’t fall under the building code. One reason for building it on wheels is that most places you can’t build foundation houses less than 1,000 sq/ft. The other reason we went with building a house on wheels is mobility. We have the option of transporting our home if we want to.
We want to go with a shed style roof to give us maximum living area, especially in the lofts.
As for the interior, it will consist of white shiplap, large windows, subway tiles, grey/brown hardwood floors and an open as possible concept with some unique features like a sliding barn door.
Until next time,
Kendi & Stennes