Design progress, a bit sketchy

I was inspired to rethink a few details after visiting the Tiny House Conference a few weeks ago. Since I’ve been traveling so much this month, I’ve finally had the time to capture some design decisions in Revit 2015. While one could use just about any tool, even a pencil, to draw up a tiny house project, I use this tool professionally. The new version has added the capability to add ‘sketchy lines’ to the view, which really helps me to study this concept without getting to bogged down in the details. There are a lot of items to resolve, however I think this might be ‘the one’. You feedback is most welcome. Like it or love it, I still would appreciate your thoughts.

11 thoughts on “Design progress, a bit sketchy”

  1. Very unique looking tiny! I love it and good job using Revit, love to see the community getting more refined! My favorite part is the window wall on the end, that will be a very cool space! Looking forward to updates! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! That means a lot, coming from someone who’s achieved such a successful home of your own.

      1. Hi Sean, This looks really interesting. I like the design so far, and like the idea of recycling a shipping container. Wondering how portable they are on wheels? Will be following your progress! Thanks!

        1. I appreciate the compliments.

          It will be heavy, however I have some ideas of how to use lightweight materials to keep the overall project under the DOT limits.

    2. So glad to hear it. Thank you so much for the compliments. This is going to be a fun project, and I can’t wait to learn what view will be on the other side of that glass.

  2. Can’t wait to see how you build the side pop-out. I’d like to consider that for my on-a-regular-trailer-non-box tiny house!

    1. Thanks. I’ve got a couple of ideas, and will be speaking with a structural engineer soon to validate my approach.

  3. I would think it’s a valid way to transport a container house by just hiring a semi, wouldn’t it be? The containers are made to be easily transported via semi? I would think even building it on a semi trailer would be a cool option?

    1. That’s true. I am a little worried about it being classified as a vehicle, so decided to go for the trailer option. There are one or two companies that make standard and gooseneck trailers specifically designed to haul shipping containers that are meant to be pulled by a heavy duty pickup truck. Also, it will be removable from the trailer foundation to be made ground bound, and likely that will only happen once. Lifting it will make me very nervous after the build is complete. 😉

  4. How I get a set of plans. I’m a traveling Pipefitter and would love to have something like this to live in on the road.

    1. Coming soon. I am working on a few details, and hope to make the completed plans available in a couple of months.

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