Model of Tiny Home

We’ll be selling our books at The Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., in May, and we decided to build a model tiny home for display. Our friend Tom agreed to make the model. It turned out that he got into it and spent over a month (not full time) on the project. He said he could have built the full size building in the same amount of time. It’s put together with glue. Window shutters and doors open on hinges.

The full size building is 10′ x 16′, scale here is 1 inch = 1 foot, so this is 10″ wide, 16″ long.  Single wall construction (no studs).

Materials for model:

Siding: cedar; bats: oak

Shakes: cedar

Ridge beams: redwood

Shutters: cedar

Door: walnut

Door and window trim: oak

It’s a little beauty.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Model of Tiny Home

  1. Anonymous says:

    very nice…

    if you have no need of it after, you could consider selling tickets on it….

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