Tiny House of Steel — 7 Comments

  1. it’s great
    thanks for sharing it.I love how you said that sustainable building and building supplies are the future to making a healthier world.

  2. At last someone with quantum brains in their head. Great concept, hope it goes well. I’m not into tiny but quonsets, containers and grain silo hybrids in small to medium houses are very interesting.

    • Maybe this guy will trigger a market so big companies start mass producing these. Right now the cost of tiny houses if often very high. Mass production could greatly lower the cost.

  3. I like quonsets. I’ve spent this past weekend helping my neighbor erect his 25×24. The two quonsets I’ve built prior to this were much bigger. I enjoy their wonderful qualities and challenges in finishing.
    This guy needs to add nylon nuts, ‘nyloks’, double nutting his interior bolt ends if he wants to tow this without his fasteners vibrating off behind framed finishes, since he clearly used the supplied nuts.
    That is unless he applies a 2lb+ SPF to the interior, which effectively glues it tight. I know the small q huts are pretty rigid, but that’d add a lot of rigidity for suspended ceilings, lofts, shelves, etc, while barreling down the washboards. The problem is SPF dusts out in campers/RVs when the miles rack up, unless you go 3lb roof foam, then you can tow it until the trailer rusts out. Not cheap by comparison, and this is small, but they complained of costs already…
    I like steel. There isn’t much steel weight here, and the 14 GA corrugated (both q huts and containers) is awesome strength to weight ratio. Add the galvy, and maybe a quality epoxy paint, it’s a bomber flashed exterior

    • Good input as usual. Thanks Chris. That minded me how the most sustainable buildings are durable. Use quality materials and good workmanship and you can pass the home down to your kids.

    • Here’s an idea for you Chris. Consider assembling these tiny steel houses in a shop during winter. Beats working outside. Network on tiny house blogs and forums, or advertise to find customers in the region. Remember, there are tens of thousands of potential customers in Colorado. If you can afford it, you could make one and take it to the next Jamboree in CO Springs. You might get swamped with orders.

      Fit out the inside to customer specs or just assemble the shells. 1/4″ T&G aspen would look awesome.

      • I’m too swamped in the workshop all winter. But I know there are tons of tiny house contractors killing it right now.
        I personally think that containers and q huts are a good combo hybrid. But then we are getting away from the name of this blog. Except for the rest of the world in code land.

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