Ugh, flat roof.
These walls cost about $50 a running foot, but they're fast and strong and well
> On August 10, 2017 at 5:40 AM MG via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This isn't on a trailer but it is about a little house. If that
> could be scaled up to do larger houses then it might be really a
> nice way to build a new house real quick. I wonder how they do
> the insulation and how good that is. Looks like they might put it
> in afterwards in the spaces left in the walls, or that space may
> be used to fill with more concrete for greater strength.
> Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote:
> > I have been sorta intrigued by these tiny houses that are becoming
> > popular. Most of them seem to be built on like a 16ft utility trailer
> > so they can be moved around to a semi-permanent location. While some of
> > them are pretty nice, it kinda makes me wonder why not just buy a travel
> > trailer or something for cheap and live in that. But whatever, I kinda
> > like them as they look more like a real house.
> > I got to thinking about the size issue and it seemed that building one
> > on a larger trailer, like a 3-car hauler or something, would work
> > better. I see these things that will haul 19k lb, they sit kinda low, 3
> > axles, gooseneck, so that seems like a better kind of deal, instead of a
> > 8X16ft house you could have say a 8X32ft house on a trailer, pretty much
> > like a narrower single-wide.
> > This morning I saw this big bus motor home RV thing, it was HUGE! I'm
> > guessing 12ft tall anyway, probably has 8ft headroom inside and storage
> > bins underneath, big pusher dizzel engine. But those are quite spendy,
> > even used ones are like $100k or more. I'm guessing those things are
> > like 40ft long, so a lot of room. I rode in one once that bands used
> > for touring, it was really nice, granite kitchen and marble bathroom etc.
> > So then I was driving home and was sitting next to a semi with a trailer
> > that said "53ft" on the side, that is pretty big. I'm guessing the
> > trailer is 8ft wide, and maybe 8ft headroom inside, which is kinda like
> > a shipping container, and people use containers to build houses now.
> > Containers I think are up to 40ft for a double? So either a trailer or
> > a container would make a nice "tiny" house too. So then I was thinking
> > one of those low-floor moving van trailers would be even better, more
> > headroom, loft space. Either buy an old trailer and fix it up, or buy a
> > low-frame (or an equipment hauler low trailer) with the axles and tars
> > and breaks and what not already in place, then build a "tiny" house on
> > that -- more size, more headroom, etc. And even if you had to buy an
> > old tractor to pull it around, or hire that job out, you could have a
> > larger, nicer "tiny" house than a single-wide. And some of those
> > equipment trailers have wings that fold out to give maybe 12ft wide for
> > a wide load, so that would allow a larger "tiny" house, I guess moving
> > it would require some permit or something but still...
> > So that got me thinking about how tall a trailer can be, I'm thinking
> > maybe 12ft max to clear bridges and stuff on the road, or can they go a
> > bit higher? I see those big trailers driving with a pace car with a
> > pole to hit something before the truck would, and warn it off the bridge
> > or whatever. I guess if you weren't hauling a taller "tiny" house too
> > far you could get by with something taller?
> > My lunch-time musings, but ideas accepted. I'm wondering if there would
> > be a market for larger "tiny" houses built to a spec that was much
> > better than your average single-wide. Make a good lake house, or cabin
> > in the woods, or even a starter home that would be less than buying from
> > a developer or used, esp if someone had a lot? They could even be
> > designed to gang up to get a bigger house, like a double-wide or even
> > with wings that went off the sides.
> > --R
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