Beehive: Floor and Wall Framing and Sheathing

We had some good weather this week here in Santa Fe and spent the last two days working on our new client project, The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.  (click on the Category: Beehive Mini Mart in the list to the right to see all the posts about the Beehive…)

Day 1: Trailer Leveling, Floor Framing, Floor Insulation, Floor Sheathing, and Bolt-Downs to Trailer Frame
Trailer is leveled and we're ready to start framing the floor.

Trailer is leveled and we’re ready to start framing the floor.

Floor is framed and insulated.

Floor is framed and insulated.

Floor is sheathed and we're ready to start framing the walls.

Floor is sheathed and we’re ready to start framing the walls.

Day 2: Wall Framing, Wall Sheathing, and Roof Framing
The first wall is up!  We squared it with one sheet of plywood prior to raising it.

The first wall is up! We squared all the walls with one sheet of plywood prior to raising them.

Two walls are framed and partially sheathed.

Two walls are framed and partially sheathed.

The ridgepole and several of the roof rafters are installed.

The ridgepole and several of the roof rafters are installed.

We’re having so much fun building another tiny house.

Sidenote: it is so much easier to build on a new trailer!  When we built the tiny house we’re currently living in we started with a used car hauler gooseneck trailer (found on Craigslist…) and we spent at least a week modifying the trailer to work for a tiny house foundation.  Plus lots of money at the welding shop getting unnecessary parts removed.  I would highly recommend custom ordering a new trailer built to your specifications.

Hope all is well!

Carrie

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8 thoughts on “Beehive: Floor and Wall Framing and Sheathing

  1. anotherkindofdrew

    Looks excellent! Is there a sketch of the shop somewhere? I can’t seem to find it and I remember seeing one….I think. Whatever the case. Rock on y’all! We are beginning to plan an 18′ build for a tiny house we are calling “The Advocate.”

  2. Just use the Beehive Minimart link in Categories and then scroll down to the first post and click on the title of that first post in the series and you will then see the details you’re looking for.
    This is exciting watching another tiny house/business project build. I look forward to someday when I may be able to build a tiny/small house project for us… someday.

  3. I am thrilled to see the progress photos for this!

    One question, though… I noticed that you guys had left extra space on the trailer platform (between the edge of the floor +sheathing/etc and the edge of the trailer bed) that wasn’t covered y a wall edge. Is this to compensate for the width of whatever siding you’ll be using, or some other reason?

    • yes, the trailer platform is 8′-6″ wide while the framing is 8′-0″ wide to allow for the siding thickness and provide a bumper rail of sorts. we won’t be building the siding down below the trailer like we did on our house. we want the tiny store to be as visible as possible on the road, as the client plans on driving it around quite a bit.

    • I also noticed that and am interested in the reason. Seems that would allow water to seep under the floor like it does when a ground cloth extends beyond the floor of a camping tent (I am a motorcycle camper during the warmer months).

      • Good eye, but there is a plan to the little bit of trailer that can be seen at the moment. Stay tuned and I’ll show you what the plan it. Also the trailer is built to 102″ which is max road width.
        Good to here from another rider, I to ride and get out when ever time allows.
        Shane

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  5. I did not see how you attached the floor frame to the trailer base .?

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