Tiny House B.I.G. Book: a Beginner's Illustrated Guide to a Complete Tiny House Build
Hi all -- just a quick note to let you know that Abigail Ross, from Bread and Butter Tiny Homes, has released a great new time house resource: Tiny House B.I.G. Book: a Beginner's Illustrated Guide to a Complete Tiny House Build
This book is VERY detailed and I think it will be an extremely helpful guide for those who want to undertake a DIY build, even if starting with no building experience whatsoever! It really walks you through the details of almost every single step of the tiny house building process. Read on for more info...
The Tiny House B.I.G. Book covers everything from buying the right trailer to building a sleeping loft. The information is presented in a beginner-friendly format that is easy to read and pick up intuitively. By the end you should feel relaxed relocating a window, putting up trim and picking out a hot water heater. And if you already have some building experience, this guide can help you adapt those skills to the unique construction of a tiny house on wheels.
Included in the guide is the complete set of framing plans for our project: Yonder Tiny House. Without a background in construction, framing plans can look intimidating. It can be hard to imagine how the lines and numbers on the page will somehow transform into a standing structure, but demystifying the entire build process is at the heart of this book. We want you to gain enough knowledge to feel comfortable using our plans, interpreting another set of plans, or even designing your own from scratch. To that end, our plans can be used as a roadmap or simply as a learning tool, and we have also included access to a 20-minute video that shows how tiny house framing comes together to make a home.
Some written resources assume the reader already has building experience. The Tiny House B.I.G. Book does not. It does assume, however, that you have a fire in your gut, a few bucks in your pocket and a strong desire to get started. Building a tiny house on wheels is a big undertaking, but after months of carrying around lumber and nail guns, everything else will feel lighter in your hands.
You may not have control over everything in this crazy life, but with some hard work and vision you can create a space where you have control over most of it. And that, my friends, is a pretty darn good feeling.
You can get the digital version from the Bread and Butter website, or you can buy a printed version from Amazon.
I think this is such a great resource that I have also added it to my Tiny House Courses eBooks & Guides page as well.
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