DIY ProjectsBuilding the Exterior of a Tiny House Project

Building the Exterior of a Tiny House Project

The building of the exterior of a tiny house project is part of the design and construction of a small living space.

Building the Exterior of a Tiny House Project

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More and more people are finding that the idea of living in a Tiny House might just be exactly what they are needing. However, there may be not a whole lot of inventory in all areas across the country, so it could be necessary to build one.

This DIY Project was designed to help provide the reader with all the information on building a Tiny House, starting with the exterior.

This Do It Yourself project is perfect for anyone looking to be part of the Tiny Home experience. This is actually part one of a three part series that covers the whole construction to furnishing of a tiny home. Part one covers the exterior construction of the tiny home and is presented in way that makes it extremely easy to follow. This project is very complex and does require advanced DIY skills in order to complete.


½” CDX Plywood Sub sheeting for the walls

2” x 4” Framing boards with 16” spacing on center

15lbs felt for sides between the CDX and Breckinridge plywood

3/8” Breckinridge plywood siding sheets

Our siding was primed and painted before we hung it.

1” x 2” clear cedar bats for siding, spaced every 16 inches on center

Windows / Door

(All the windows are white vinyl clad windows)

1 8’ x 4’ fixed window (Front center)

1 4’ x 2’ fixed window (Front Top Center)

2 4’ x 2’ opening windows with screens (Lofts)

2 3’ x 2’ fixed window (Front Top Middle)

2 3’ x 2’ opening windows with screens (Back Windows)

1 2’ x 3’ frosted opening window with screens (Bathroom)

1 2’ x 3’ opening window with screen (Kitchen)

1 3’ x 6’ 8” Exterior door, (fiberglass clad, 6 panel door, with obscured glass on the top)


2” x 4” Framing boards with 16” spacing on center

½ CDX sheeting for roof

30 lbs. Felt Sheets

12” standing seam metal roof, repainted, trim and caps


2” x 4” Framing boards with 16” spacing on center

R-30 value foam insulation for floor

¾” Tongue and groove ply subfloor


Exterior Strength Calking



Assorted Nails

Assorted Screws

Benefits of reading the DIY project: Building a Tiny House Series

● Learn how to build a Tiny Home from the scratch, starting with the exterior

● It includes a complete list of all of the materials, supplies and tools needed to get started

● The project also has an easy to download plan that includes a step by step instruction guide

● You also find numerous full color photos that help to provide a good visual reference

Click here to read about Building the Exterior of a Tiny House Project:

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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