How to Build a Gypsy Wagon: Step by Step Instructions

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Images: PaleoTool/Instructables

Most of the work you need to do will require a table saw, band saw, drill, and your everyday hand tools.

Click here to the complete step by step instructions which include designing your mock up/design, trailer conversion, cuts, walls, internal structure, roof, and more.

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Jess & Dan’s Tiny Home on Wheels: Couple Living Tiny & Mortgage-Free

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Images: Living in a Tiny House

Video Tour of Jess & Dan’s DIY Tiny House on Wheels

Learn more and see more of Jess & Dan’s tiny house project over at their blog and Facebook Page.

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Ethan’s Tiny House on Wheels

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Images: Building the Tiny House

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Images: Building the Tiny House

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Image by David Seaver Photography

This tiny home on wheels is located in Northern Vermont. If you visit their Facebook Page you can see how Ethan built it because he’s posted lots of construction progress photos and updates on there from the past. He also has a blog, TheTinyHouse.net where you can see and learn more about how he did it all.

Videos with Ethan and his Tiny House Project

Day 1 Progress (Subfloor)

Building Update #2 with Ethan

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Two Tiny Houses on the Road: Funny Coincidence

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“…here’s visual proof of tiny homes taking over the world. We were passed by a Tumbleweed home somewhere in New Mexico or Arizona. Totally crazy event and so happy Ani was quick enough with the phone-cam to capture it!” (source)

Learn more about The Tiny Project here.

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Parking your Tiny House and then Adding a Large Covered Porch

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If you’re like me you love tiny houses but you might also realize how little outdoor space they usually come with (if any at all).

In most cases it’s just enough to keep you covered in the rain while you unlock your front door.

And again, if you’re like me, you want more outdoor space than this!

And it is nice to have that space easily accessible from your front door.

That’s why I love what this guy did with his 192 sq. ft. tiny home once he parked it on his land…

He built a separate stick built covered front porch since he doesn’t really plan on moving the house anyway.

This is the same tiny house project with the DIY hidden TV cabinet I showed you a few days ago.

Great idea! And the solar panels are nice, too! More info on this post too. Be sure to browse around his blog for more (it’s really interesting!)

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1929 Antique Tiny House on Wheels Built on a Model T Ford

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You are looking at Charles Miller and his 1929 Model T Ford that he built his very own mortgage-free tiny cottage on. If you notice it even has a patch of grass on the side that constantly needed a good mowing! More info here.

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The Flying Tortoise Tiny House

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I don’t know about you but some of my favorite tiny houses are those which the owner/builders have put in the time to design and build with reclaimed materials. And Colin’s coastal cabin totally embodies that look and feel with his tiny rolling house.

Using Reclaimed Materials to Build Tiny

Colin’s friend, Steve, taught him how to use salvaged materials a few months prior to getting started. Get the complete tour and story of how it was built over here at Kent’s blog post on Colin’s tiny house.

How the Heck do you Build on Wheels?

Colin, the owner/builder of this house, also used Go House Go by Dee Williams and the Tiny House Construction Guide by Dan Louche to learn how to build it and to guide him through the processes of building a wood framed house onto a trailer.

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22′ Extra Long Ynez Tiny House on Wheels by Oregon Cottage Co.

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Photos by Oregon Cottage Co.

One of the neatest features of this Oregon Cottage tiny house is that it’s got some extra length on it. This allowed them to design a built in closet and storage up in the sleeping loft which I think is pretty much crucial if you plan on living in something like this full-time or for any extended period of time. You’ll see what I mean below.

Awesome Little Kitchen in a Tiny Home on Wheels

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I really appreciate the large sink because when you have no dish washer and you like to cook at home you’ve got to have that space to wash your pots and pans and such. It always bothers me when folks use really small sinks in the kitchen. Unless of course it’s because they don’t ever plan on cooking. But that’s something I can’t live without because I love home cooked meals more than anything.

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Sleeping Loft with Storage & Mini Closets

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This sleeping loft actually looks extra spacious compared to most. I also like it because it has a little bit of a Japanese style vibe to it which is something I usually appreciate. When you turn around, though, the look changes a bit for me and I think it’s mostly due to the metal handrail which you can see below.

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Still good! But to keep that Asian look going I probably would’ve used some kind of natural wood. I still like this though.

Bathroom with Normal Flush Toilet and Shelving

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Storage in the bathroom in a tiny house is a must. And you’ve got it here. Also notice the little cabinet towards the bump out of the house in the photo above.

To learn more about this tiny house and to see even more pictures head on over to the Oregon Cottage Company’s official website right here.

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Tiny House Plans: The Tack House Plan by Chris & Malissa

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The Tack House is a 140 sq. ft. tiny home on a trailer. The trailer is 7′ x 20′.

The gable roof and dormers really add to it and must make it feel spacious in the loft.

There’s also extra storage space because of the dormers too which is awesome.

This tiny house has a total of 11 windows including a skylight.

Check out the latest photos of Chris & Malissa’s tiny home on wheels.

Get the plans so you can build it yourself or have a builder do it for you here.

If you have any questions on the plans there’s an FAQ at the bottom of this page here where you might get your questions answered.

Like a Rolling Home: $17k for a Reclaimed Tiny House with Double Lofts?

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More Exterior Photos of this Double Loft Tiny House

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Notice the swinging porch cover. I thought that was pretty simple and clever and hadn’t seen the idea being used on any other tiny houses, have you?

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The idea of removing the tires from the trailer for a while is a great way to preserve the tires and save money on that.

The tongue of the trailer is being used to store propane.

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Let’s go inside!

Interior of the Double Loft Tiny House

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Notice the Dickinson Marine Heater inside. It’s one of the most expensive options for heating little homes but it’s certainly one of the best looking and most space efficient too. You can get one here.

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Ladder to the Double Loft

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Storage Closet & Wardrobe

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The Kitchen

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You can find counter top drinking water filters just like this on Amazon right here.

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Bathroom with Shower

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Obviously you can install your own choice of toilet there whether that’s an RV flush toilet, regular flush toilet or a composting system.

The Sleeping Loft

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More About This Tiny Home

Features and special details about this tiny house:

  • Made from reclaimed wood from two Texas farm houses
  • The double loft can fit up to two queen sized mattresses
  • Electric & plumbing done by licensed professionals
  • Custom 6′ couch with storage
  • Two closets
  • Stainless steel countertops in the kitchen
  • Three-burner propane range
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Propane detector and two smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors
  • 30″x30″ shower
  • Hook up for propane water heater

How’s $16,500 for a Finished Tiny House on a Trailer?

Asking price? $16,500. But it’s most likely already sold because it was originally posted back in February 2013. Read the original post here.

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Minim Homes: Tiny House on Wheels at Boneyard Studios

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“As for the experience of being in this 210 square foot house, while I can’t officially live here, I did design it to allow for that someday, and have spent many hours in the space. I have tried moving everything in to see how it fits for the photo shoot.  In short, it’s quite perfect.  There’s room for 175 books, a full sized keyboard and guitar, bar, KitchenAid stand mixer & attachments, a 10 tray food dehydrator, bread machine, 75+ mason jars, sewing machine, suitcase, printer/copier, bags of tools, etc.  There’s even room left over for a combo washer/dryer in the closet (the one thing I’ve felt might be missing).  Most important to me, this all fits without feeling at all cramped or cluttered, and with room for 10 guests to sit comfortably.” (Source)

Did you know this tiny house was built using SIP panels? It’s also part of the showcase tiny house community at Boneyard Studios in DC.

Read the original post here. More info on Minim Homes here. Buy the plans to build this tiny house yourself here.

75 Sq. Ft. Funky Micro Cabin on Wheels

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This 75 square foot micro cabin on wheels is located in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada.

Mobile Micro Cabin Features

  • Sleeping loft
  • Fold out table
  • Dining area
  • Pine cabinets
  • Custom drawers
  • Heated floors
  • Fully insulated
  • Metal roofing
  • LED lighting
  • Cedar deck
  • Mini refrigerator

For sale. Asking $26,500. More info here.

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Colin’s Coastal Cabin: One of a Kind Tiny Home on Wheels

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Photo Credit Tiny House Blog

“Here’s a little bit of my tiny house building story and some of the things I learned in the process. I hope this information will help or possibly inspire a few future tiny house builders, in the same way I was greatly supported by all you guys who shared your stories before me. The best things about this project were the support I received from friends and family, and getting to learn so many new things this year.” (source)

Read the rest of the story and see the rest of the photos (interior, exterior and construction) here.

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The Mighty Micro House on Wheels: For Sale for $38k

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Interior with Sleeping Loft, Kitchen and Door to Washroom

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I love the wooden table. Beautiful!

Kitchen with Little Corner Cabinet and Micro Stove

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Other Side of Kitchen with Corner Cabinet and Mini Refrigerator

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Front Door and Cozy Reading Nook

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Sleeping Loft in the Mighty Micro House!

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“Living room features scrap-steel and Milestone entry, fir floor, cathedral ceiling, Dickinson Newport propane heater and window seat. Leaded glass loft dormers open for breeze through sleeping loft. Stowable ladder provides access to loft. Kitchen outfitted with stained glass corner cupboards, under counter refrigerator, 4-burner propane oven range and toe-kick drawers. A re-purposed woodstove door covers the cooking fan. Walk-in closet with vanity/desk (2-gallon electric water heater underneath). Knotty pine paneling throughout. Exterior cedar shingles, siding and trim. All windows are salvaged. Refrigerator and oven range are also second use.” (source)

Asking $38,000 for the finished home. Learn more and contact the seller if interested here.

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Grandma Building Tiny: Sharla’s Tiny House Project

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“Sharla’s tiny house–outside done! 10 days with daughter and son in law to frame and shingle, two months for me to finish the outside. 59 year old grandma with marginal skills but I did it! Now– on to the inside.” (source)

I hope we can find out more about Sharla and her tiny house project soon but for now you might be able to follow her on Pinterest here.

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Log Cabin on Wheels with Covered Porch For Sale ($3,500)

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“One-of-a-kind dual axle log cabin trailer with porch. This is your chance to own something NO ONE ELSE HAS!!! It will attract attention. It always has for me. Built out of landscape timbers. Wired for electricity inside with 8 outlets and 2 overhead lights. Trailer wired and roadworthy. Includes 12V chest type refrigerator which works great.
Need to sell as have decided to travel around America and will no longer need this unit.” (Source)

I think this is a great deal for just $3,500, how about you? It’s located in Raleigh, NC in case you’re interested. See the original listing here for the seller’s contact information.

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Building a Tiny House on a Trailer (Video)

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If you’ve ever imagined building a tiny house on wheels for yourself you might be in for quite a journey. It’s not as easy as it looks! Building a house, even a tiny one, takes time, dedication and commitment. Here’s one woman’s success story in video format as sort of a time lapse of her tiny house construction project:

Building a Tiny House on a Trailer (Video)

She used Tumbleweed tiny house plans to build it even though she ended up straying from the plans a bit to add her own personal touch.

If you want to learn more about how to build and live tiny I recommend an upcoming workshop where you can connect with others and immerse yourself with learning through experience.

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136 Sq Ft Tiny Cottage on a Trailer for $32,000

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What are your thoughts on the oversized pillars in the front porch? I think it gives it a lot of charm.

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This tiny house is located in New York and is currently available for purchase at an asking price of $32,000 which I believe is fair for a completed tiny home like this.

The trailer with tongue is 24′ long and the actual home is approximately 20′ x 8′. It’s got an upstairs sleeping loft and an open living area.

It also has a bathroom, kitchen and all the features and appliances that you’d want in a cabin or home. If you want to learn more about this cottage on wheels you can get more details and photos here at the original listing.

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Having a Get Together in a Tiny House

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Who says you can have too many visitors when living in a tiny house?

Sure looks like a great time the folks in the picture above are having, wouldn’t you love getting together with your friends/family outside of your tiny house like this?

I know I sure would! And to me, hanging out with friends outside is usually more enjoyable for me than doing it inside.

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Chalet Tiny House on a Trailer

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I believe this beautiful tiny house on wheels was once for sale and it was listed online but I can’t seem to find a working link to the original post.

Either way I think it’s quite beautifully done. I really like the staircase they designed and built that helps you get up to the loft.

And although I love wood interiors, white really does look nice in tiny spaces.

It makes it feel more spacious for some reason which is cool.

So what would you redesign about this tiny house to make it yours? I would create something to protect myself from the weather in the entrance. And I would’ve made a different choice on siding. How about you?

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