Vina’s Tiny House – Construction

Many have asked about the structural integrity and performance of the building envelope. I am proud to say, with confidence, that my house performs exceptionally well. After a deluge of rain and high winds during winter, my house remained stable, dry and warm.

Many structural details were incorporated: additional steel tubes welded on the sides of the trailer to stabilize the frame, Simpson strong ties to anchor the wall to the foundation, Timberlok bolts to anchor the wall to the roof rafters. Also, roof framing was notched out for additional strength (similar to Japanese joinery). Diagonal bracing was added around the wall openings to transfer loads to the sides. Extra measures were taken to ensure the tiny house was built well. Condensation, mold, and dry rot are minimized with rainscreen details for the exterior siding.

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