Tiny House Design Part 2 - Construction
What you'll learn
- Understand the options they have when it comes to constructing their tiny house and be able to select what will work best for their particular situation.
- Know the parts of a wall/roof/floor and what each layer is for.
- Have an understanding of how to pick out windows and insulation for their tiny house.
- Know what tools will be required to build a tiny house.
- know how to fasten their tiny house to its foundation/trailer.
- Students should bring an open mind and their curiosity of tiny houses!
This is going to be a conversation about the various types of construction you may use when building your tiny house. I will talk about standard framing practices, advanced framing techniques, steel stud construction and SIPs. The great thing about tiny homes is that even the most complex house is pretty basic. Even though this will be a bit more 'technical' information I hope it stays simple enough for those not in the construction industry.
In addition to framing options I will get into insulation types, pros/cons and tiny house specific considerations and suggestions when it comes to moisture protection, fasteners, attaching to your foundation and more. This will MOSTLY focus on tiny houses on wheels. I also hope to give you a basic understanding of tools needed for the task and important safety info!
There are approximately 2 hours of information relating to construction, insulation, glazing selection and special considerations - as it applies to tiny homes. This course is formatted to provide the information relevant to you and enable you to make the best decision for yourself. If you are excited about tiny houses and how they may empower you this course is for you!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for all of those interested in learning the options and opportunities when it comes to transitioning to a tiny house
- This course is for those in the beginning stages of understanding all of the decisions that go into your own tiny home.
- This course is probably not for you if you are looking for in depth 'how-to' information on the steps to building your own tiny home.
- This course if for those looking to learn more about the tiny house movement and if it is right for you!
Macy Miller graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture in 2007 and has devoted her career to sustainable design and instruction, she is a LEED Accredited Professional with a passion for education. As a project, she started the design and construction of her 196 s.f. tiny house in 2011 and has been living tiny with her family every since. Macy's home has been featured in Dwell Magazine, TIME Magazine, on Yahoo and various other sites internationally. Since completing her home she has stayed very involved in the tiny house community and strives to help empower others to be able to take on the same challenges!
In 2016, Macy and her family downsized yet again to take life on the go. After re-building a 1966 travel trailer to suite their needs, they set off on a National Park roadtrip. 40,000+ miles later they are helping others figure out how to do similar!