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Picture story of a tiny house truck build

tiny house truck build process
Just purchased cheap 28ys old truck at other end of the country
tiny house truck build process
Have to get my car back home with me
tiny house truck build process
But how do I get it off the truck? No one has planks for me!
tiny house truck build process
Okay, take off what we don't need
tiny house truck build process
Pity, the air intake reaches above the cabin!
tiny house truck build process
Miguel checking my work
tiny house truck build process
"Good job" he barks, "I can still smell the burnt steel"
tiny house truck build process
Asked everyone, no one wants these parts
tiny house truck build process
Local welder putting together the outer frame (1.5mm thick hollow steel tubes)
tiny house truck build process
His finished work
tiny house truck build process
Okay, let's put this (roughly 100kg) on the truckbed
tiny house truck build process
Was easy - with Miguel's help
tiny house truck build process
Get a glimpse of the welded part
tiny house truck build process
Off to the DIY to put the basement floor on (yes, will have a basement!)
tiny house truck build process
Miguel getting his (late) breakfast - still homecooked, yes!
tiny house truck build process
Okay, let's add U-tracks only where we need them (money is tight now!)
tiny house truck build process
Determining the right placement of the windows
tiny house truck build process
Brackets for the cabover floor supporting C-studs
tiny house truck build process
Preparing for the 5cm roof incline (this material is only 0.55mm so I double all C-studs for rigidity)
tiny house truck build process
The light steel frame structure - all screwed
tiny house truck build process
Making sure the window frames don't fall on the road before I can screw them in position
tiny house truck build process
Both windows secured in position
tiny house truck build process
Securing the huge double door frame is even more important!
tiny house truck build process
Okay, the 100kg heavy double door is in place as well
tiny house truck build process
Hard to find a place where I can climb up to fit the roof!
tiny house truck build process
Miguel watching in amazement from below
tiny house truck build process
Finding a place to cut the last roof panel
tiny house truck build process
Good feeling: the roof is finished (in half a day)
tiny house truck build process
This photo is proof how much the heavy door pulls the truckbed down to the right! :shock:
tiny house truck build process
Miguel is terribly bored during the house-build!
tiny house truck build process
Water-proofing the basement floor
tiny house truck build process
Something's missing? Yes, but I don't know just yet...
tiny house truck build process
After the first tour I notice cracks in the welded frame - Arrgh!!
What's holding the house up is my screwed light steel framing!
tiny house truck build process
You can clearly see how the entire frame is being pulled
to the rear right (the heavy double door).
I am wavering: Should I run or should I SCREEAAM?
tiny house truck build process
Pulling the entire structure back into position - HOW SCARY!!
tiny house truck build process
No walls yet, but we have to "move in" - first meal for Miguel
tiny house truck build process
"As long as it's REAL FOOD I'll eat uncooked too, don't worry"
tiny house truck build process
"Yes, that looks good to me"
tiny house truck build process
"Ummh, and it tastes good too"
tiny house truck build process
No walls, so we're livin' under tarp for three weeks :-(
tiny house truck build process
Finally! We can add walls, phew! :-)
tiny house truck build process
The welder re-welded his part, yet I better add what was missing: steel wind braces
tiny house truck build process
Wind braces everywhere, yes!
tiny house truck build process
And screwing them to each and every welded part!
Further securing the welds with corner brackets too :-)
tiny house truck build process
Miguel doesn't do any work, yet is always hungry :-(
tiny house truck build process
"Which dog could resist this REAL FOOD?!"
tiny house truck build process
I am wondering how to fit the corner castings without breaking through the walls??
tiny house truck build process
Working from dawn to dusk
tiny house truck build process
No funds for beauty - let alone more windows
tiny house truck build process
Trying to break the monotony of tin food
tiny house truck build process
The sausage and cottage cheese go first
tiny house truck build process
Not livin' - existing
tiny house truck build process
Yet we have all we need - except power :cry:
tiny house truck build process
And what a view!

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    Wow!
    Thanks for sharing. What an adventure. Can't wait to see the end. That you are feeding Miguel real food during this is impressive, no excuses for us non-builders.

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    My girl Lexi. .. house or RV???? 2 years old. Is she ok in the RV by herself? She has never been left alone. Always with me and I leave her in my sister's house (where I ve lived for almost a year). My friend john is probably her alpha since he bought her for me.?????

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    Wow! I am impressed! You don't say how long it took, but I am sure a lot of time and patience went into it. I hope you are somewhere that has year round nice weather, although I guess you can drive wherever you want. Anyway, awesome project!
    Maureen

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    Wow, love it!!

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    Hi Tim, Looks like you and Miguel have been busy! I do hope you're eating as well as he is. From what I've seen, it looks as though your tiny home will be quite cozy when finished. I'm impressed with what you've accomplished, but I can't see my clan making do in a tiny house. My 2 Chins, Sugar and I perhaps, but add in my beloved husband and his new GSD-never happen! Keep us updated, winter is nearly here in Wyoming, I'll need something to pay attention to-besides snow!
    Candie K

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