Dan Louche

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For On-Grid cooling we usually install a small window unit into the wall of the house. They usually cost less than $100 and a really easy to install and use. We have also installed mini-split systems for people but those run about $2000 installed. Then if you have a service call it's $150, which is more that an entire window unit. But some people like them because they look a little nicer (but you pay for it!)
5 years ago
I agree with Rose. With a tiny house on wheels you are confirmed to a maximum 8'6" wide and 13'6" tall. So the most of that area you can fill the better as far as maximizing living space goes. Event a gable roof is not as efficient at filling the area as a shed style roof, which we often recommend to those trying to get the absolute most area in their loft.
5 years ago
I would start by just making some basic floor plan sketches to see what you think would work best for you (borrowing from all the resources and images that are out there). Doing so will answer a few questions like how long you think you will want, where are you going to want the front door, etc. Then you can use this information to narrow down what plans might suit you best, even if they need to be customized.

Figuring out what you want is definitely one of the hardest steps.
5 years ago
Everybody is different, and people adapt to the amount of space they are given. There is an interesting documentary called "The Queen of Versailles". In it the person whom the movie is centered is asked why they are moving out of their 20,000 sq ft house and into the largest house in the US, and she replies that they are "bursting at the seems", and that they simply don't have enough room for all their stuff.
5 years ago
No, I couldn't make it to the jamboree. It's a little too far for me.
5 years ago
I'm a little embarrassed to say it, but I have yet to see a full episode (I haven't had cable for a long time as well, but I feel like I should be watching this show). My dad on the other hand has watched it and told about it. From what I understand they don't really go into any detail on building. It's basically more about steps to simplify and tiny house design. He said it can be entertaining but like all TV much of it is fake. For instance he said in one episode they built a house in about 7 days which is very unrealistic.
5 years ago
Tiny Houses are definitely heavier than an RV for example. So generally people don't travel with them as much. A typical tiny house might only move a few times. If you are looking at doing a lot of travelling a conventional tiny house might not be the best fit.
5 years ago
Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to some great questions!
5 years ago