Building On Our Foundations

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Step 1 – Insulate

The Trailer Made tiny house foundations come standard with pre-installed belly pan flashing.  This flashing not only protects the underside of your house, but also provides a substrate on which you insulate the floor.  Our recommendation is to use spray foam insulation, providing a water/mold/pest resistant insulation that will fill all voids in the floor cavity.  However, the flashing provides a platform for any kind of insulation you choose.  6 inches of floor spacing provides enough room for a whopping R30 floor insulation.

Step 2 – Subfloor

Your tiny house foundation’s structure is designed to provide your subfloor support structure as well.  Therefore, following insulation, lay down your moisture barrier and secure the subfloor.  It is that easy!

Step 3 – Wall Framing

Once your subfloor is complete, you’re ready to frame and stand your walls!  The structural sill plate along the perimeter of your foundation is engineered to hold all of the structural loads the wall will place on it, all while being a thru-boltable platform that allows you to secure your structure just like a traditional house.  Using Simpson Strong Ties’ HTT4 or HTT5 tension tie and 5/8″ bolts, your house will be able to withstand all the forces it will be subjected to both while traveling down the road and sitting stationary.

That’s all folks...

Once completed with the wall framing, and securing using the method outlined above, continue construction as you would any traditional structure with the roof framing, sheathing, windows, roof & siding, and then rough mechanicals and interior.  At this point, you’re well on your way to your forever home!
Sheathing and Windows