CUSTOM BUILT TINY HOMES BASED ON THE TIMELESS SHEPHERD'S HUT STYLE

The first tiny home on wheels I built was commissioned in 2018 and completed to a tight budget and with some quirky design features. Have a look at this project in more detail here. I am happy to discuss any style and scale of Tiny Home though so please get in touch if you are interested.

The main features of my Tiny Homes are:

  • Plastic Free Build – other than membranes, plumbing and electrics, no plastic products will be used, unless recycled or reclaimed.
  • Supplied as a basic shell for you to fit out yourself, or as a completed home.
  • Single storey (taller builds with mezzanine are possible though)
  • Built using UK grown timber as much as possible.
  • Stormproof – heavy duty fixings and hold down points for the Scottish weather

SPECIFICATIONS

Basic Specifications:

  • Built on a road legal purpose made trailer, that can be towed with a large 4×4 or truck
  • Insulated subfloor with sheep wool insulation and plywood floor
  • External UK grown cedar cladding
  • Corrugated curved sheet metal roof, fully insulated with sheep wool and ventilated
  • Double skin walls with sheep wool insulation and pine cladding internally
  • Reclaimed double glazed timber windows and doors (sourced by you or me)

Options:

  • 230v Electrics and lighting wired in (hidden) with hookup connection
  • “Off Grid” Electrics with solar panels
  • Water supply and drainage
  • Gas instant water boiler
  • Wood burning stove with flue and chimney
  • Fitted Kitchen with fridge, gas/electric hob, oven etc.
  • Compost Toilet
  • Shower (internal or external)
  • … and anything else you can think of!

PRICING

Guideline prices for my Tiny Homes are shown below, but these are likely to vary due to factors like number of windows, expensive items like stoves and appliances etc etc. To get a more accurate price then please get in touch with your ideas and I will be happy to help. The prices include the trailer, but not delivery of the completed home.

Size: Shell Only Completed Home
6.6m x 2.5m From £14,000 From £18,000
6m x 2.5m From £13,500 From £17,000

SHELL ONLY BUILDS

Many people dream of building their own Tiny Homes but don’t know where to start. This is completely understandable, and I would not recommend anyone to take on the task of the basic building of the structure without solid building experience. However, once the main structure is complete, fitting it out can be fun and rewarding and not too daunting.

I can supply a Tiny House to you that is weather tight, with windows and doors properly fitted, fully insulated, and, if necessary, electrics and plumbing in place, ready for you to design and build the internals yourself in your own time.

COMPLETED HOMES

Completed homes are ready to move in to on delivery. What that involves is entirely up to you as the entire layout is custom built from scratch. I do not use any existing designs or templates, so every detail can be customised to your exact requirements.

Most homes would include; double bed, sofa, basic kitchen, wood stove, compost toilet, shower and plenty of storage. This can all be easily fitted into either size of home and they are surprisingly spacious.

Here’s an example layout from a previous build. The layout changed several times as we tried to make best use of the space

"PLASTIC FREE" BUILD

If you have a look at any mobile home or caravan you will quickly see how much they rely on plastic to provide lightweight materials. However, there is an environmental cost to that. They are generally not recyclable and will end up in landfill at the end of their life. That’s not good enough, and we need to be using natural materials as much as possible. With a bit of thought and planning, this is possible within the “light weight” parameters of Tiny House building.

So what does plastic free building mean:

  • Using locally sourced wood where possible
  • Metal sheeting for the roof material
  • Natural wool insulation instead of polyurethane or rockwool
  • Porcelain sinks and shower trays instead of acrylic
  • Copper pipe fittings internally (plastic is better outside for frost resistance)
  • Reducing packaging of bought-in materials where possible
  • Using natural fibres for any soft furnishings (cotton, jute, wool etc)
Unfortunately I have been unable so far to find plastic free alternatives to some items, like building membranes, but I will continue looking for the most environmentally friendly materials that are also cost effective.

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