Components of the Build

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Trailer and Foundation – The trailer is literally the foundation of the Tiny House.  It is professionally built, brand new and can hold a total of 14,000 lbs of weight. We bought ours from Kaufman.  Modifications do need to be made to the trailer once it is delivered and before construction of the house begins.


Structurally Insultated Panels “SIPs” Panels – a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB).  SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.  Murus provided a discount to SustainaFest for our Tiny House SIPs.

Roofing and Siding – The SustainaFest Tiny House will have a metal roofing that holds the solar panels.  The siding on the house will be cedar wood taking into consideration the weight, durability and workability of the material.  TruExterior Trim will be used to finish off the outside of the house and is leading the market in true sustainability and environmental stewardship. This product consists of more than 75% recycled or rapidly renewable materials.  Superior Distribution donated the roofing materials and American Cedar & Millwork donated all siding, trim and related accessories.

Interior Finishes & Products – Students will help with interior design of the house like floor finishes, wall finishes and decorative paint finishes, fabrics and metals.


Windows and Doors – Our Tiny House Minim model will have 11 windows and 1 door. American Cedar & Millwork is generously donating Marvin windows for construction of the house.

Millwork – Key campers will help make and put together the sawmill-produced building material interior finish components of the Tiny House like kitchen cabinets, countertops, shelving, living room bench, desk and bed frame.


Electrical – The Minim House model has off grid capability. This means that the house doesn’t have to be connected to a main or national electrical grid. The house Key campers will construct has a solar panel system furnished by Standard Solar.

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