Building a tiny house is very different from building a regular home. Almost nothing is “standard.” It’s like creating a piece of art. It’s enjoyable, fun, but also takes a lot of time and skill to make sure the home is structurally sound. We’re thankful for our highly qualified team!
Just recently construction began on our Ballard model, and we’d like to share some details about the floor:
- The base of the floor is hand-selected marine grade plywood.
- We used a special vapor wrap barrier for the floor that breathes one way and is extremely resistant against condensation and rodents. Keeping moisture out is a top priority.
- Because of the way the trailer was designed, we were able to set the floor down into the frame, adding even more stability to the house than if we had built it on top of the trailer.
- Each piece of the floor was cut to minimize air gaps. Then the smallest cracks were filled with spray-in foam insulation. Using the latest insulation from Dow (zero ozone depletion rating), we were able to get an R-value in the floor of almost R20 (counting the flooring materials). No cold feed in this house!
We’ll keep you posted as construction continues. Happy Labor Day, everyone!