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Markus Skoog
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So this is my latest tinyhousebuild. Its pretty well insulated. 20cm in walls and floor and 25cm in the roof. It gets down to minus 30 degrees celsius here in the winter so good insulation is a must. Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
 
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Cool that you're doing stuff like this in Sweden! Looks like there are some mountains on the back, how north are you? Thanks for the great video snickarna.
 
Markus Skoog
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Im on the 60latitude so not that far north in sweden really. But the village is on a northslope(height difference 150m) so its really cold here. In the darkest winter the sun hardly reaches the village. Im in Dalarna if you know about it? Glad you ike it!
 
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Complements to you again, I've been following this and the last house. Talk about a size difference! Your house enriches my dreams. Light-weight construction is ingenious. And I've seen some of your friends are also building houses on wheels. Friends are the best. You must have learned a thing or two, doing that together. What would you say was the greatest challenge in this particular build? I have so many more questions. You mind if I send you a few of them in a PM?
 
Markus Skoog
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Yeah its a pretty big step up in size for sure The other wagon I lived in can fit inside of this one

My background is that I`ve worked as a carpenter at building sites for 12 years so building small houses isn`t really a challenge in that perspective. What I have learned this build is a lot of insight into the different aspects of living small. And I learn more and more from the different builds. I helped my friends out with their builds but let them build as they wanted. Its fun to see how different they turned out

Questions are welcome

If youu use google translate to translate the whole page maybe you can learn some of the answers at my swedish blog: http://attlevadetlevandelivet.wordpress.com/
 
Andreas Kay
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Hej Markus,

Your house looks very cozy and in a beautiful spot. Do you know what the rules are here in Sweden about where you can park a tiny house? Could you rent a parking spot from a farmer, for example, and live there?

Thanks - Andreas (in Malardalen)
 
Robin Lundgren
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Häftigt Marcus!

Keep it up
 
Markus Skoog
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In sweden you need a permit Bygglov for any building that you live in fulltime. But thats just if you get reported from a angry neighbour or such. So stay friends and you can live on the cheap on a farm or the like.
 
Niklas Fred
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Nice to see some one doing this kind of stuff so nearby; I'm from Finland.

Do you have any experiences yet with how it warms up and stays warm? How much does the whole thing weight? ; I've been wondering does it stay upright if you park it anywhere for a longer time (couple of years or so)?

Anyways, great stuff!
 
Artūrs Pupausis
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Tiny house in Sweden too, Great!
I am looking forward to build tiny house. That is great way to build walls for cold climate, could be useful for me here at Latvia. I want to make it off-grid 12V DC to power led lights, laptop, pump for shower and refrigerator. Can't decide to make it on wheels or not. Here in Latvia on countryside no permission needed to build house smaller than 25m2, but it would be difficult to transport it if i want to. On wheels need to pay taxes if heavier than 3.5 tons. How much tiny house like this would weight?
A lot of tiny houses are heated up by propane. I would prefer wood chips, firewood or alcohol in system with solar collector.
 
Markus Skoog
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My tinyhouse stays warm in the cold winter for sure. As long as I use the woodstove properly. But with a woodstove you have several hours without any heat being produced due to sleep so then the temperature drops but thats just fine in my opinion. But if you want to have a quick fix o this `problem` you can have a big pot of water on the stove that acts as a radiator during the night. Works fairly well but ofc depending on your insulation.

The wagon weighs app. 4 to 5 tons.

@Pupausis: That wagon you linked cant weigh that much. But I think you can get a real weight on it if you google around a bit. Looks like one of Dan Louche`s wagons but Im not sure.
 
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great work!! I'm going to build one too in september/october on my land in Italy, i have arented house and can't build anything stable on my land so I'll just build a small cabin inspiring myself with the gipsy wagons!!
 
Luise Carr
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Hej Markus, great little house! I have a question about tiny houses in Sweden. I know in England you don't need planning/building permission if your house is on wheels or not a permanent structure. Is there a similar law in Sweden? Can I just buy a tomt, put a house on wheels on it and call it my residence or does the land have to be registered building land? How hard/easy is it to get building permission for a tiny house or a house on wheels? Takk så mycket!
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