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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

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...Tiny Homes, and so many we see for sale have nothing! They're also great for problem rooms like bedrooms a way to reduce condensation on windows or in humid spa...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 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

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. 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

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

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

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

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...home every time you start a fire. It will also be hard to light, and in combination with a bathroom fan or stove hood operating, it may fill your home with smok...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...Homes on a Budget How to Stay on Budget When Building a Home And for general design ideas, I’d say you are better off starting with a slab on grade and not ...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...home, so first I would look on our page about how to create a comfortable home – How to design a home for thermal comfort You will see on that page how ther...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...home somewhere. The presence of a carpenter ant nest near your home and a couple inside does not necessarily mean that there will be an infestation inside you...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 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 is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...tiny muddy feet would be a natural wood oil finish, you can read more here – Natural Food Safe Wood Finishing Oil for Floors, Counters & Decks Anytime you h...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses