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Blog entry by Bill posted 10-16-2009 02:58 PM 2370 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not been on Lumberjocks for awhile, but I still check in from time to time. I am currently working on a new project – building a tiny trailer house. I was planning on making a blog, but not done so yet. I debated whether to put a blog here, or on Instead, I have been keeping picture updates on my facebook page – .

The tiny trailer house is based on the free plans from . I am building the 8×16 tiny solar house. I have completed the basic framing, the sheathing, the roof felt, and some trim boards. I have a long ways to go, but it is coming along nicely. In essence, I am building my own house, just on wheels.

I will try to keep you updated on the progress as I go. A lot of work, but it feels good to be doing a big project like this.


-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 03:06 PM

Grest to see you back Bill/\ Keep us posted.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 03:12 PM

Nice to hear from you again Bill – Hope all is well. We cannot see the photographs, unless we have a log-in to facebook – could you post a few on this thread?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 03:26 PM

Glad you’re back in circulation Bill!

It would be nice if you started a blog on LJs about this.

Some of us Geezers here don’t mess around on Facebook.

LUMBERJOCKS is about all we can handle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 03:51 PM

This old geezer is in the same boat. Don’t let my youthful looks fool you!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-16-2009 04:03 PM

I added a few photos under a new project

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 05:30 PM

Hey Bill
I saw The post looks like a great project. I think if I were building it I would add some metal strapping to help hold it together with all the swaying a travel trailer gets.


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#7 posted 10-16-2009 05:44 PM

I used the metal angle braces and screws at the tops and bottoms of the frame studs. The rafters are attached with hurricane braces on each end as well. The sleeping loft inside is attached with metal joist hangers as well.

The framing is bolted through the floor into the trailer frame itself in the front and back. I will be adding a few more attachments in the middle just to be sure it is held on securely as well.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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