Construction is rapidly progressing on the Ballard model (a space designed for a small family) that we’re currently building. We’re a little behind on blogging, but here are a few details about the walls:
- We designed the trailer so the majority of wall studs would rest on top of angle iron (extremely strong), then be secured to the trailer with corrosion-resistant TimberLoks®. Each corner of the walls is also secured to the trailer with hurricane ties.
- Our team took care to glue and screw all structural components. This is extremely time consuming – taking more than five times longer than simply nailing – but it turns the walls into sheer panels that are super strong and able to stand up to high winds on the highway and any bumps or jostles from the road when the home is towed. We don’t want any squeaks or rattles!
- We’ve chosen products with the greatest strength yet lightest weight, while trying to be as green as possible.
Our goal is to create a home in which the structure is fully integrated with the trailer. The measures we’ve taken exceed the international standard of building for hurricanes, but we want to create the safest environment possible for a family.