As any tiny houser knows, ordering the trailer is a big deal because:
1. It’s a significant outlay of cash. Along with windows and roof (depending on how you go), it’s one of the most expensive items in a tiny house.
2. Even though I won’t start building until this summer, this is the equivalent to breaking ground and pouring the foundation of a regular house (I ordered it now because the manufacturer gets busy as summer approaches, plus I needed some exact measurements to finish my designs).
3. I’m now locked into the length (16′).
4. And most importantly, I’ve now taken the first real, committed step toward my future tiny house!
I’ll pick it up the first weekend in March and will do a more detailed trailer post then, but I want to give a big shout out to Rob at Iron Eagle Trailers in Portland, OR, who has built many tiny house trailers for Portland Alternative Dwellings, and to Dee at PAD for lots of last minute discussions on axle positions, bolt hole locations and other modifications. They were both incredibly helpful and great to work with – THANK YOU!!
As nerve wracking as it was to go for it, I have a sense of relief now that I know exactly the limits I have to design within. Sometimes having fewer options is easier, not to mention it forces you to get really creative.
So let the games begin! 🙂