Trailer Built & Delivered

 Under construction.

Under construction.

 75% complete. Raw steel, no paint. 

75% complete. Raw steel, no paint. 

 Ready for tiny home construction.

Ready for tiny home construction.

Seeing the custom-designed trailer in the manufacturer's yard was the first time the TINY HOUSE felt real. We stood there staring at the giant hunk of metal and thought 'what have we gotten ourselves into... we own this?'. 

Our trailer is now complete and in the warehouse. It took several months to design, a handful of visits to the manufacturer to red mark drawings, about six weeks to build, and cost $5,450. As our local manufacturer does not specialize in tiny house trailers, there are a few minor dimensional discrepancies that normally would not be problematic for their average client. These discrepancies could likely have been avoided had we checked in with the manufacturer periodically to check progress and validate intentions. We can adapt to these, but they are considerable annoyances.

Getting the trailer into our narrow slot in the warehouse was a challenge, as the common central 'alley' is sometimes congested and not very wide to begin with. However, some masterful maneuvering wrapped up the trailer manufacturing and delivery aspect of the TINY HOUSE. Now to make a trip to Menard's and begin fitting out the trailer!

 Warehouse 'alley' maneuvering. Thanks Ben!

Warehouse 'alley' maneuvering. Thanks Ben!

Kadim Alasady

USA

I graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Kansas in May 2013. During my final graduate year there, I conducted a thesis project with an emphasis on parametric tool sets, mathematics, and structural typologies. Using the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona by Antonio Gaudi as a precedent, I explored computation methods to inform the processes in architecture and in the composition of spatial experience. My interest in these subjects continues to serve as a trajectory to guide my independent research and the development of personal projects. My journey through architectural education has given me a strong and diverse skill set which allows me to explore many fields in the digital arts and design. When I am not working architecturally, I am in a constant pursuit to experiment with my creative impulse. This experimentation ranges from modeling starships, thinking about composition, touring art and design galleries, working in the shop, etc.