For a truly homelike feel, there’s nothing like cedar siding on the exterior. For the Ballard model we’re building, we used kiln-dried, tight-knot cedar. We chose a lap pattern with a seven-inch reveal alternating with a one and three-quarter-inch reveal. We love the distinctive look it gives.
Here’s a close-up of one of the dormer windows. We used cedar sidewall shakes rather than continuing with the siding. Someone is going to enjoy his or her view out of the little red window!
A bay window also adds a homelike touch, but window manufacturers don’t build bay windows small enough for tiny homes! So we had one custom built. It’s installed at the back of the home and adds a sense of light and extra space.
Each corner of the tiny home is secured with a hurricane tie-down. For added safety, the stud securing the hurricane tie-down is affixed to five inch steel tubing on the trailer.
In addition to working on our tiny home, our building team has been busy with another tiny structure. We thought you’d enjoy a shot of their handiwork. Notice the classic gambrel roof that makes this little building really stand out.
I beleive my earliest memories of a small house are of my grandmothers, it was under 6oo square foot. I have downsized from 2000 sf to a log cabin with 576 sf. I am single and realize that I do not use anywhere near that much space. In my future I see a Tiny house in my plans. I currently build small garden sheds and playhouses but can not wait to build a Tiny house.
Thanks for the comment. Glad to hear there’s a tiny house in your future plans!