Research What Others Have Done
Fortunately, there’s a dearth of information out there on how to build a tiny home — designs, issues that arise as you build, ideas on where to get the material, etc… There aren’t as many step-by-step guides out there on how to build your own tiny home but it’s worth finding a good one to follow rather than try to plan out each step in your mind because you’re bound to overlook something. But just to be sure, check out these common building code violations.
Check out this list of
For a more comprehensive guide from the beginning, as in clearing land for a homestead, seek out this .
Check Your Tires
Tires are a serious concern (so check out our expert tire guide) with tiny homes and if not properly addressed can leave a tiny homeowner in a lurch. Most tiny homeowners park their homes on planks of wood or cement blocks to avoid issues with tires.
because they spend so much time in the sunlight. Slow down the aging process by getting them out of sunlight, filling them with inert gas or keep them filled to the recommended pressure level. Also, beware that if the wheels from a tiny home are removed, it’s no longer considered a recreational vehicle in some locations.
In addition to the tires, keep a close eye on the wheel bearings. Make sure they are properly lubricated, serviced and repacked. If a wheel bearing fails you suddenly don’t have a home that rests safely.
Figure out Power Options
Many tiny homeowners opt to go green with their energy options and the tiny home lends itself well to those ideas. Price out the cost of installing solar panels, so you can understand how the conversion to usable energy works, and so you know what to do on cloudy days.