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We reserve the right to delete any comments and block any commenters.LegalThe contents of this website are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice. For anyone with vision, a few building skills and a great set of tools, several of these portable buildings by Dix Enterprises in Wichita, Kansas can become a personalized tiny house. The Lofted Porch comes in 11 sizes from 8X16 to 14X40 and starts at $2,625 up to almost $10,000. Each Better Built building will be custom built to your specifications, allowing you to specify such things as overall building size, door and window sizes and locations, and shingle colors that blend with existing structures.
I suppose the thing you can do is, if you have a place to live and the time to do it already, is to take the plywood splice plates out and put in better quality ones before you finish out the houses. I’ve seen this type of construction for gambrel roofs in a lot of shed and cabins, basically they will not pass code in most areas for a dwelling.
We have a builder in our area who builds a portable cabin, or even a utility building as though he was building a home, and at prices that compare favorably with his lower quality competition. On the roof rafters, a few well placed Simpson connectors would go a long way to make them more structurally sound.
Here in AZ I have heard that WeatherKing.US has similar buildings that may have been approved by local communities (Navajo, Hopi Reservations) for habitation as a home. High quality prefabricated egg chicken house design for layers, View egg chicken house design for layers, XGZ Product Details from Qingdao XGZ Steel Structure Co., Ltd. DytectureHi tinytinab, if you paint the handrails and put new wood composite fascia boards over the existing ones it will make the roof appear straighter. Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.Great idea from Dytecture, but it really doesn't look like it is caving in, at least to my eye it doesn't. Beautiful RemodelHi Tinytinab, Its hard to tell from the photo exactly what the issue is.
Defined DesignIf budget allows, or you can do the work yourself, moving the porch stairs to the other side to center on the door would really make that a focal point and make the rest of the porch more conducive to a pretty seating area. Susan LawsonI also think it would be beautiful to extend the porch (when your budget allows) across the entire front of the house.
Cathleen VoughtI agree with ej610 - it's the change in angle of the roof combined with the shadow from the dormer that makes it look like its sagging there. Better Built Portable Storage Buildings by Dix are outdoor storage sheds, barns, garages, cabins and offices that are built onsite in Kansas and then delivered by truck. I took your link and looked at the barn cabin which is the lofted style and it has the same 2×4 roof joists and particle board braces. These are a great step in the right direction, a much more affordable idea and they can be customized. 32 X 12 lofted cabin with give room for bed above door, 12 x 14 living area, 12 x 12 kitchen and small dining area, a 6 by 6 bathroom, and 6 x 6 storage closet. Bald Eagle uses all 2x4s instead of 2x6s in the loft and floor, they use OSB for the floor, and OSB on the outside, instead of T-111.
When I first saw his work I was a little surprised that he could afford to stay in business.


If you require further details regarding the transaction data, please contact the supplier directly. Thomas KutchIt does appear from the photo that there is something going on with the right hand lower corner of your roof (not over the porch).
The angle change is typical of Craftsman era homes, as are the half-story dormers - if you get a chance and can finish the porch across the entire front, and build out the columns for a bit more heft, it'd look spectacular! Except for the corrugated roofing and patio door, which were freebies, Rick built this little shed with a hammer and a hand saw for just $550. Windows provide natural lighting, and a traditional style metal door provides security and convenience. The end of the cottage features a larger door for adult access making it a very versatile storage shed.
I doubt that it would take much of a wind load to turn it into an expensive pile of kindling.
My experience with this kind of building allows customers to ask for special features, like windows that match their home, to have the interior left unfinished on the inside so elctrical outlets and switches, etc, can be placed where needed, and I’m sure other features could be requested. As far as customizing is concerned,it is often hard to correct the basic structural flaws this building would pose to be used as a dwelling. They need reenforcing to walls and roof structure to handle the high winds of Northern AZ, and the snow load has to be improved. You could forgo railing all together if you did this, or go with something traditional in wood or wrought iron.
Not sure what zone you're in, but i'd go for a magnolia, serviceberry or crepe myrtle (do NOT give it that weird pruning treatment so many people do). By this same token, add some hanging plants off the front porch I'm also totally for painting those unfinished looking handrails. Pull out the spreading yew in the front and get som Potentilla Bushes, along with Yellow and Purple Day Lilies. Dix claims all of their portable barns, sheds, cabins and garages are built to hold up under heavy use and provide a lifetime of service.
I think there is a place for several different levels when it comes to value, but it is rare to run across something that good. Ive also hear that the windows need to be sealed better, may leak around openings – damaging interior finishes. Maybe other photos would show different flaws that I don't see. My only suggestion would be to paint the house a darker color and paint all the trim a cream color. Check to see where the outdoor plumbing lines meet (either the front or backyard) BEFORE you plant a tree. Most of the buildings are for storage, livestock and gardening, but three of their designs may make a great tiny house: the Lofted Porch, the Portable Casita and the Mini Cottage.
Not everyone has the time or skills to build something like this but they can tackle simple jobs like extra strapping on the trusses, etc, if they felt they were necessary. I would take off the screen door and paint the wood door either red or deep gray.Paint the porch and the top of the steps gray and the kickplate on the steps white. We used to have a beautiful Red Bud tree in front of our hours $5,000+ in damages later to replace the old clay pipes that were cracked by tree roots. The inside of the building is still open with exterior stud walls that can be left unfinished, or you can finish the interior any way you want.


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They are anchored tightly to their trailers and the external treatments are often chosen for their wind resistance. In other words constructive critique is welcome, destructive mean-spirited judgements are not permitted. While most folks don’t move their tiny houses often, it can be a real benefit to have that option.
A pre-built shed may or may not be sized to fit within the legal limit of a trailer, and it may not have been built with high winds in mind. So if your intention to have mobility, greater care should be taken when selecting the right pre-built shell.With all that said, pre-built sheds are an option for some future tiny homeowners. Take notes about the construction details so you can compare later since after a while they will all look the same. The plywood (or OSB) add strength to the structure while the siding provides weather proofing. These materials can speed construction time and lower costs, but they put less material between you and the weather.Is there a layer of plywood (or OSB) decking between the roofing material and rafters? In many sheds you’ll look up and see the exterior roofing screwed right to the rafters. Just like adding extra layers to the walls, extra layers in a roof protect you better from the weather.Are the windows and doors good enough to use in a home?
Windows and doors are expensive so if your intention is to save money, try avoiding buying a shed shell with doors and windows that you’ll have to replace later.Is any house wrap used in the walls? House wrap adds a breathable but weather resistant layer to walls and can significantly improve your home’s energy performance.Is there any roofing felt used in the roof? All sheathing, on the inside and out, should be connected to framing for fire protection and strength.Does the building have the right number of fire exists, as defined by your communities local code? The opinions they express are their own and may or may not agree with mine – or yours. If our home were not paid for we would go that route for sure!Reply Gil Palmer saysJul 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm This is one of the best posts ever on your site.
I have read that elderly folks are buying these sheds, putting in kitchenettes, bathrooms, etc and majorly reducing their cost of living. We live in a small 464 sq ft cabin built on site by the same company that built the shed and brought it out. We finished it, doing all the work ourselves except for the electrical rough-in and the plumbing, which included hooking to our septic system. The wall AC unit also has heat.You can find photos at the link below if you would like to see it.
Put it on 5 acres and completely finished it out myself from the 8 ft slider to the vaulted ceiling.



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