To begin with the nitty gritty, we start with a custom made 18′ trailer. The shell structure utilizes SIP’s (structural insulated panels) for greater insulation and strength. The door and windows are reclaimed along with the metal siding band that encompasses the entire girth. The lower wainscot is cedar lap siding while the upper band is vertical cedar plank on the sides and cedar shakes on the endwalls.” – Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
Using SIPs instead of traditional stick-framing with insulation also allows us to have thinner, yet more stable walls, which allows us to maximize interior space every inch is valuable when youre talking about living in 175 sq. ft. as well as increase the “road-durability” of our house. As an added bonus, SIP walls go up more easily, and often more quickly than traditional walls which will be great news for us whenever the trailer arrives.” – Vagabode
See how this house was built at Vagabode: Step-By-Step.