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Friday, September 6, 2013

Building "The Cub"- a tiny, tiny cabin on wheels- NEW VIDEO

Here's an old shot of "The Cub", a 40 square foot tiny cabin on wheels (with a sleep bunk, and an eventual bathroom on the tongue of the trailer). Its a tiny house/camper that you'll also be able to see, alongside FIVE or SIX more tiny cabins and dwellings at my Nov. 15-17th Tiny House (Hands-On!) Building and Designing Workshop.

This shot is at a phase where I'm getting ready to put on the Tuftex polycarbonate roofing, which, after a looong road trip to Vermont, has held up VERY well. I'm more than pleased with the results and the stuff is lightweight, and really easy to install. 

This vlog video talks about some of the ideas behind this little build, and points out some of the recycled materials, and cost cutting approaches I used.

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen


  1. I'm curious what the height is of the front and back wall, as well as the sleeping loft? I wonder if making this a little taller and adding a full loft would be too much for this tiny trailer?

  2. Deek, do you have any videos on YouTube, or any pictures online of "The Cub" how it looks finished? How much would this unit cost to purchase it? And could you pull it with a car?