Thursday, January 30, 2014

How to build a tiny house

A fascinating feature by Tom Rawstorne in the Daily Mail about how to build your own tiny house in a week (even if you're not especially handy in terms of DIY) using the new kit from Mark Burton at Tiny House UK. Here's a snippet:
By lunchtime, I have completed the rectangle of walls without any major difficulty. Structurally, my little house is already remarkably strong given that it is held together only by a handful of screws. The next step is to add the pointy gables onto either end of the house and to connect them by the ridge beam — a long strip of wood which runs the length of the roof... I’ve already noticed the neighbours peering nervously through the hedge at this new addition to my garden...
It's quite a long piece but well worth a read. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  1. Mark Burton is a great guy and a credit to our sector. I love his tiny houses and I'm so pleased he's getting the recognition he deserves. Good on you, Mark.

  2. I love being able to work on my own DIY projects in the garden and garage, but I absolytelu detest having to clean up. I was just wondering what the general consensus was on getting a house clearance or garden clearance team around to help with all the debris? I mean at the end of the day, there's only so much scrap that can be salvaged after a big project...

  3. I'm a professional and I can say that a tiny house is by definition different from a shed. But as I see and and have read the article, they don't really acknowledge that. Hmm