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What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

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Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...tiny house I would start on this page here , its the best tiny house we have seen - How to build tiny houses on Wheels for cold climates And on the other si...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

It Ottawa zoned for Tiny homes?

...tiny homes in Ottawa Parking and living in a Tiny House isn’t legal in all locations, and bylaws are changing fast so we aren’t able to stay on top of where the...

Posted by May Sizer March 9, 2021, 1:36 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Best small ventilation HRV or ERV for a camper van or tiny house?

...tiny house or mobile camper van, but there are now a choice of ductless HRV and ERV units ideal for Tiny Houses and Homes like converted vans . I had been r...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 5 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...Tiny house we've seen, and it was insulated with Roxul batts, more than we have seen before - How to build a tiny house in a cold climate And this page will...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

The LED light came on indicating a filter change, though my builder told me that was optional. Do I need a new filter or can I wash and reuse the existing one?...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?

...tiny home might crack the plasterboard when driving on the road Your assumption is correct, Tiny Houses present greater challenges to walls systems than a norma...

Posted by Nadine Dermody April 23, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...tiny home shell with wood 4x8 sheet siding. I want to put viny siding on. For insulation foam sheets on exterior can I use formular 1/2" or does the foam sheet ...

Posted by John Boy Feb. 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

Can a manufactured home be retrofitted with hempcrete?

...home. It has a 12 ft by 12 ft add on. The home has sheet rock with 1/2 inch stucco on the walls and ceiling. There are 12" by 12" tile through out the home. The...

Posted by Chryss James Nov. 19, 2020, 9:06 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...home. We have been exploring tiny houses, yurts and renovating an RV style trailer (if we can find one that does not off gas). The idea of a moveable home is at...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...Tiny House’ is typically on wheels, but in our opinion, immoveable homes are better. If you are looking for a mobile tiny house, here are a few links to check o...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

Hi, I live in Southwest Indiana and the basement to our home has no insulation with a cinderblock wall that they have either applied white paint or drylok to, ...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 Responses

Where can I buy a tiny house and plot of land to put it in a tiny house community near Seattle?

...tiny house and plot of land to put it in a tiny house community in the greater Seattle area, but don't see online where to do all this or how to start. Can some...

Posted by Marc von Borstel May 19, 2020, 10:19 p.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...tiny house we have come across, as well as a link to all our tiny house pages. That should help you come up with a good design. Here are some other pages on t...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What insulation is there for a shipping container home that isn't spray foam?

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Posted by Jim bo April 1, 2021, 3:37 a.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

Is it possible to build a prefab as a guest home next to an already built home?

...home and in the home we love in has a very large amount of space surrounding it. Would it be possible to install a small prefab and what would be the procedures...

Posted by Sadhvi Alam Jan. 17, 2021, 5:48 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What type of insulation is best for coach house?

...Tiny House, or simply a conventional and typical family-sized home, first see here – What is the best insulation for a home? There is not much difference in...

Posted by morwarid safa Sept. 24, 2021, 2:23 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where do I find home building resources for owner-builders?

...home, start here – Ecohome Green Home Building Guide Our building guide is broken down into categories from Concept and design, all the way through best con...

Posted by Alex Angel Sept. 30, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses