We are still looking for the perfect trailer. We’ve scoured craigslist and have found trailers, but nothing with everything we need. We are looking for 22 – 26 feet long, double axles, with a towing capacity above 8000 lbs. We prefer a traditional hitch as opposed to a gooseneck. We also prefer it to be low like a car/utility trailer. The reason for these specs is so we can comfortably fit a family of 3 into the small space.
Although we haven’t found the perfect trailer, it hasn’t stopped us from dreaming about what our Tiny House will look like. I’ve started doing a board by board 3D drawing in Google Sketchup. I believe it is on a 26 foot trailer. These have the bones of the structure without the roof, doors, and windows roughed in. Also, someone might point out that the boards aren’t on center… I know.
We also have been spending a fair amount of time trying to figure out the floor plan. This is going to be the biggest challenge. We want to use the space the most efficiently… so built-ins are a must and that means planning from the start where they will go. Here are two of abby and my early favorites.
I should point out some glaring omissions from the plans are places for the electrical box, heater, water tanks, and LP tanks. The following haven’t added those, but are Abby and my current favorite.