Tiny Trailer House with Windows

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Project by Bill posted 10-22-2009 05:40 PM 5391 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rather than add a new project, I have updated this posting.

This is the tiny trailer house as it looks now.

I updated the pictures on 12/21 to show the current state of the trailer house.

Picture 1 is the exterior, all painted ready to go.

Picture 2, 3, 4 are various views of the interior with the insulation installed.

Next up, close in the insulation and then begin electrical and plumbing. These will not be in the walls, since I may need to get to them again at some time. I will build coverings for them as I go.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#1 posted 10-22-2009 05:46 PM

It’s lookin better all the time Bill.What a great idea.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#2 posted 10-22-2009 06:08 PM

What a transformation – Looking forward to the next instalment

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#3 posted 10-22-2009 06:24 PM

Even Humphrey Pennyworth didn’t have one this nice. Those are double glazed windows aren’t they?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-22-2009 06:46 PM

Looking super Bill

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 10-22-2009 07:08 PM

Bill, this is looking pretty good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 10-22-2009 07:19 PM

The windows are double paned, low e, vinyl framed glass. The should do a good job for me.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 10-22-2009 11:16 PM

Looking great, can’t wait to see more.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 10-23-2009 12:00 AM


It’s looking great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-23-2009 04:53 AM

fantastic project… but cross winds will have me a little nervous…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 10-23-2009 04:40 PM

what does something like this get used for?

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#11 posted 10-23-2009 11:31 PM

Thanks all for the comments. I added a couple of more pictures to show the door in place.

The plan is to use this for traveling to Alaska next year.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 10-24-2009 08:52 AM

This is looking really good – I hope you have left the pace for the 2’ of insulation in the roof and 1’ insulation in the walls and floor – it can get a little chilly that far north :)

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#13 posted 10-31-2010 07:52 AM

Bill, it would be great to hear about how this trailer faired on your trip to Alaska…how did it turn out?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#14 posted 10-31-2010 08:09 AM

Well it hasn’t made it yet. I am still building it. Everything has taken much longer than I planned, so no trip this year. It will have to wait until next year now.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#15 posted 09-16-2013 06:31 PM

Hey bill this looks really good. I’m late to seeing this but I’ve just bought a trailer this weekend and plan to start building soon. I’ look forward to seeing more…

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