Take the first step toward achieving the dream of building and living in your very own tiny house! This guide is your road map for the entire building process. This latest edition contains twice as much content and 38 additional images and illustrations. The framing, electrical, and plumbing sections have all been greatly expanded.
Experienced home builder Dan Louche steers you through every detail to get started, such as how to begin the design process, which tools are must-haves, and the best way to order material. Then he covers each aspect of construction, including flooring, walls, flashing, roof framing and sheathing, insulation, siding, plumbing, electrical, and interior cabinets—all calibrated for building on a trailer chassis.
With in-depth instructions and an abundance of color photos and graphics, you'll find all the information you’ll need to obtain the skills and self-assurance to start building your own tiny house.
Dan Louche is the owner of Tiny Home Builders. He has been building tiny houses since 2009, when he built his first house for his mom. He strives to help others achieve their tiny-house dreams by giving them the knowledge and confidence to build their own homes. He has taught tiny-house construction techniques to thousands of would-be builders through scores of workshops and speaking engagements. His designs have been featured on numerous websites and TV shows, including Good Morning America and the HGTV network. Dan has a degree in engineering from the University of Central Florida.