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Welcome to Tiny by Design!

 It may seem as if we have jumped on the tiny house bandwagon but , in fact, we have been interested in the tiny house movement for years. Finally last October, we found ourselves a car trailer which met the minimum length requirements and also had a straight bed. It was also a handy place for the girls and friends to congregate for a chat!

We made some decisions at the beginning, namely that this model would be a prototype on which we would try various options. One decision was that we would not put  suspension on it, thus its intended use is as accommodation on site, not as an on road "caravan". The next model will have a  custom made base with full suspension which will be reflected in the price. Another decision was experimentation with materials. We are very interested in using 'pre-loved' materials so we decided to insulate the base of the trailer with a combination of styrofoam boxes and the expandable foam you can buy off the shelf after lining the bed with plastic. It was messy, expensive but you have to try things at least once!

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foul odor removal on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:20 PM
Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Thanks a lot!
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Lisa on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:57 PM
Glad you're enjoying the journey! There are other blogs out there and many articles on the tiny house movement but we're so busy building our own amongst the chaos of life, that we don't actually follow any. I haven't seen any which are following the step by step process yet, more the end result. Sorry not to be more helpful! on Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:18 PM
We are exceptionally keen on utilizing pre-cherished materials so we chose to protect the base of the trailer with a blend of styrofoam boxes and the expandable froth you can purchase off the rack in the wake of fixing the bed with plastic.
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