“This house is built to the highest quality standard, using all of the latest innovations in the building industry,” Patrick Cuddeback, general contractor with Turner & Son Homes. Beginning with architectural design, Turner & Son supervised the build, including on-site visits 3-5 times each week. We are fortunate to have their 60 years of home building experience applied to Tiny Tudor.
The tiny house industry is self-regulated. We want you as a buyer to know exactly what you are bidding on, beginning with the foundation. Tiny Tudor sits on a custom trailer built specifically to carry a tiny house.
On this 20′ trailer double 7,000lb axles support a 2×5 x 3/16″ steel tube tongue and frame. The cross members are 1.5″x3″ steel tubing. A 3″x4″ flange flush with the frame runs the length of the trailer.
Tread plate fenders arch over 235 trailer wheels and tires.
The pin/drop down tongue jack saves on lots of handle cranking. Two hard core safety chains. A locking coupler that will not release. A wiring harness (like the thing you clip to your shirt on a treadmill) when pulled activates the trailer brakes.
Oklahoma law does not require trailers to have a tag. Out-of-state bidders, research laws in your state.
Our build site is under cover of Prototek and materials are stored inside. Dry throughout the build.
First, we leveled the trailer onto 6 ton jack stands.
Using materials donated by Building Solutions, we constructed the subfloor frame 16″ on center in three segments; front of fenders, between fenders, behind fenders, cantilevering one foot over front and back making the house length 22′.
Metal roll flashing attaches to the bottom of the subfloor frame.
The subfloor flashing is sandwiched between the frame and the trailer then checked for square.
We drilled holes through the subfloor frame and the trailer along the runner beams and side flange.
47 3/8″ hex bolts connect the floor to the trailer. We countersunk 4″ bolts along the flange perimeter, 6″ bolts on runner beams and 10″ bolts along the steel frame. All fasteners were donated by Nix Lumber & Hardware.
Polystyrene foam board insulation was cut to fit and fill each cavity leaving a crack to fill each perimeter with expanding spray foam insulation.
The floor is sheathed with 3/4″ plywood.
And that’s the foundation of Tiny Tudor.