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Timo Virtanen
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Hi there!

I live in Finland and here is all kind of regulations what is moving in roads... So i am planing tinyhome or "caravan" what is really light weight. 750 kg is maximum weight. I can buy normal trailer and build something over it. I was thinking really small like 300 long x 180 widh x 150 height cm livable box. Here in Finland weather is summertime about +25C and in wintertime -25C (sometimes -35C) Raining and wintertime snow.
My questions is about materials and doors.

They need to be light, good insulation and mold free and i dont have any plans yet. Heating is elecrisity and woodstove. Every county have some special materials and so on, but i try to find some ideas what to looking for. Also plans or pictures of really small house is really good
I have something in my mind, but doors is a broblem. Doors have to be easy to use and when the trailer is light weight doors should be light but still very steady to keep all together. Finnish roads are sometimes really bad.

So if you have some ideas or questions, please free to comment! And if you know links to really small trailers plans with good insulation please comment!

Usually i use normal tent in winter. It is ok, but tinyhouse is more better and warmer. And i can live in it. Inside i dont need anything. No toalet, kitchen, etc. Only "box" with one table and area to use my trekking mattress.

Sorry my bad english...

 
Ben de Leiris
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Hi Timo,
I was thinking about building a small travel trailer earlier this year but didn't have time in the end. One great source of information is the "Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailers" forum. There is more there than you can ever read, and lots of helpful and experienced people to answer all your questions. Everything from trailer design and construction to plumbing and wiring. Check out the "foamies" section, where people build really lightweight campers out of foam covered with fiberglass or something.
Good luck!
 
Alan Loy
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Hi Timo

Here is a commercial example from here in Australia http://www.nationalcampers.com.au/hermit_(hybrid_camper).html. It is made with fibreglass sandwich panel which keeps the weight down. There are a variety of different panels available here, I don't know what is available in Finland but you can build your own if necessary.
 
R Scott
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A foamie will easily stay under that weight and be really warm. Make sure to have adequate ventilation, it is easy to use up all the oxygen in an airtight little box like that.
 
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