The Slide-Out: The Garden, part II

The Toilet My toilet is of the composting variety … i.e. it will take my kitchen and solid wastes and turn them into fertilizer.  But it will still be a toilet.  It needs a seat, and support … oh and… Continue Reading →

The Slide-out: The Garden

New Years is over!  Another year.  ungh!  Onward!! Most readers might assume that, except for the fish pond in the floor, the accoutrements presented thus far resemble most any tiny home built to date.  However, it is with the Slide-Out… Continue Reading →

More Interior …

Wall Coverings With the counters, shelves, and murphy bed frame in place, It was time to place the wall covering.  I used a roll of indoor-outdoor carpeting that was stapled to the studs, followed by trim pieces to give it… Continue Reading →


With winter in full swing, getting the insulation in place became reaaaaalllly important.  I was already too late, but pushing onward.  I had acquired several sheets of 4′ x 8′ 3/4″ styrofoam panels.  I found that if I doubled them… Continue Reading →

Storage, and the interior

Adding a Storage/Utility Shed I realized that I would need a place to store tools, supplies, and to bring my “utilities” into the trailer.  This would include the electric service, and water capture to be added later. The area was… Continue Reading →

Exterior Add-ons

At the front of the box, is a platform I had constructed for the housing of the electrical panel, a generator, tools, and other storage as necessary.  In the first picture, you can see I was using it for my… Continue Reading →

Sealings and Weather Coating

With the exterior sheathing on, it’s time to add a door, and begin sealing the wood for the weather. First, sealing the joints.  I used an asphalt impregnated tape for all the seams.  It is tedious work, but the benefit… Continue Reading →

Main Walls

A first issue was that I didn’t know just how tall to make the roof line.  Even if I measured and calculated for the slide-out, I hadn’t thought far enough ahead to factor a pitch, or curve to let rain… Continue Reading →

Slide-Out Sheathing

With the framing figured out, and adjusted, getting the cuts right and screwed into position was tedius, but worth it.  The framework is solid, light, and the slide-out still slides! Now, the thin plywood panels will be cut and fitted… Continue Reading →

Wall Framing

Last time I finished the foundation.  The 6 x 12 platform with the slide-out. But in doing so, I realized I needed to rethink the braces for the side extension 1×12 planking.  I had purchased metal brackets, and discovered after… Continue Reading →

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