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!