Tiny House progress: angles schmangles

Well, if you’ve been reading our posts you’ll remember a discussion we were having about the back deck roof being angled or just a standard gable.  We got quite a bit of feedback saying the angle would look great, and from a design perspective I liked how it would mimic the tapered roof we have going on over the gooseneck.  So.  Angling the roof added about two days of work (one day discussing it, and one day building it) but I really like the look.

Here’s the construction progression in three stages:

And a close-up of the angles (compound angles too…)

We spent all day today running errands, making phone calls, and attaching steel fenders / wheel wells.  The ones on the used trailer we bought were totally mangled.  Turns out that was a bigger bummer than we thought.  These fenders cost $155 plus a days worth of work welding them onto the trailer.  Here is an overall view of our tiny house on wheels showing the new front porch roof  (the porch will be attached later):

The fenders:

TGIF… and we’re going away for our anniversary (our FIRST anniversary ever!) Sunday thru Tuesday so that’s exciting.  We’re both torn about leaving in the middle of this project.  But it’d probably be good to get away from it all and relax and celebrate for a few days.  All work and no play… you know how that adage goes.

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6 thoughts on “Tiny House progress: angles schmangles

  1. Marsha cowan

    HI, Looks like a home! I like the new roof line. It really does tie the “look” in from head to toe. My used trailer did not come with fenders either. I thought about building (boxing in) fenders of a sort with sheet metal and light framing wood. What do you think of that idea? Can’t wait to see the porch and how you attach it. Thanks!

    • Marsha,
      we thought of building custom fenders with wood and sheet metal too – so they blended with the building more – but in talking with truckers and guys at the welding shop we decided standard steel fenders were a wise choice. the guys we’ve talked to said they usually see custom home-built fenders falling apart and blown up by road debris / etc. Steel will end up protecting the house better.

      • Marsha cowan

        Wow! That’s good to know. Thanks for the information.You probably saved me a lot of heartache down the road (no pun intended). Well, it’s off to Northern Tool to look at fenders. Thanks again!

  2. georgemauro

    The roofline looks great! An important design feature. It completes the package, IMHO. Props to Shane, not an easy cut. Congrats on the Anniversary! My wife and I have had 38 of them! Together since we were 16 years old!

    • Wow! since you were 16 George! congrats to you both! really great to hear stories like that. and thanks for following our progress. Hope your Tiny ventures are coming along too.

  3. Megan Dixon

    wahoo! happy roof angle! happy anniversary!

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