The Caboose

I’m sending these pics of a tiny house I built this past fall/winter. I purchased a trailer off craigslist in August 2013 and the build began. This is my 3rd tiny house build as it is a hobby for me. You may have seen the others I have built floating around the web at one time or another.

I call this one “The Caboose”. It was built with no plans, just a vision of what I had in mind for the end results.

The trailer was a 16 foot flatbed as you can see in the picture. The interior walls are tongue and groove knotty pine with a mixture of cedar perlins and copper accents throughout. The outer walls are tongue and groove spruce coated with 3 coats of heirloom red exterior paint.

The floor is hand laid cobble wood end cuts from cedar 4×4′ s. I used the sawdust from the cuts with polyurethane mixture to create the grout for the floor.

The bathroom has a flush toilet plumbed to hook up to septic/city sewer. I used some 7/8th’ s thick used brick pavers for the bath floor ( found these at habitat store dime apiece). The shower is galvanized roof panels with homemade mixing valves, nothing fancy. It has a 19 gallon water heater under the closet below the counter. I built all the lights with mason jars and pipe fittings.

I can’t take credit for the interior decor, this was done by the clients that ordered the build Kol & Deb. They own the Caravan Tiny House Hotel in Portland Oregon where the caboose was delivered December 18th 2013.

A tiny house in Portland, Oregon and one of the several tiny houses you can rent at The Tiny House Hotel. Built and shared by Hal McClendon.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.

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  • Reply rob January 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Beautiful. Like the end cut brick idea. How did you do the flashing to keep the lower roof from rotting out the vertical upper? True, it’s a curved roof, but water will dam up at each of those ridges. It looks pretty flat front to back.

  • Reply Schapman July 27, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Really like this design. How tall is the middle section/loft?

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